Washington, D.C. (December 7, 2016) – On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting a Leadership webinar to share insights and lessons learned on advancing K-12 competency-based education from leaders and policymakers in New England.
Competency education is expanding across the country as a means to ensure all students are mastering the skills and knowledge to be successful in college, career and civic life. CompetencyWorks recently released a report titled Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England, which explores the core concepts of competency education, provides insights in policy and practice across six New England states, and analyzes the impact of competency education on quality, equity, scaling and sustainability.
Join this webinar to explore findings in this report and learn how two leaders are advancing competency education across New England states. Topics include how our understanding of competency education is deepening; the implications of policy features on the levels of progress within these states; and how to design state strategies that support and engage districts in co-design. Gain insights into the future direction and challenges for competency education in New England.
iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “The New England region is a leader in transforming from a one-size-fits-all model of K-12 education to a system designed for each student’s success. This webinar is a tremendous opportunity for education leaders to gain insights into the challenges and future direction of competency education.”
This webinar is free to attend—participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.
Webinar Title: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England
- Chris Sturgis, Principal of MetisNet and Co-Founder of CompetencyWorks
- Paul Leather, Deputy Commissioner of Education, New Hampshire Department of Education
- David Ruff, Executive Director, Great Schools Partnership
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.