You are invited to join iNACOL and the American Youth Policy Forum on Friday, March 22, 2019, for a Capitol Hill forum, Competency-Based Education: Promising Policies and Practices for the Future of K-12 Education.
Educators and school districts across the globe are designing modern approaches to teaching and learning that focus on every child achieving mastery through competency-based education (CBE). CBE systems are designed to build the knowledge and skills students need for future success. CBE systems provide students with powerful, personalized learning experiences that are responsive in ensuring all students are prepared for their futures. Instead of ranking and sorting students with variable amounts of learning, such systems are designed to build agency and prepare all students for postsecondary and workforce success by helping them to develop and master key skills for the challenges they will face in the future.
How can policymakers examine whether the K-12 educational system in the United States is “fit for purpose” and support the goals of preparing every student for future success in the workforce, as well as in their personal and professional lives? By bringing together national experts and state and district leaders, this forum will highlight the growth of CBE in state policy, the benefits of CBE, and promising practices taking hold around the country. CBE also enables opportunities for states to align K-12 education with postsecondary education systems and the workforce. This forum will examine federal policy opportunities to advance CBE in the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
Panelists will include:
- Susan Patrick, President and Chief Executive Officer, iNACOL
- Maria Worthen, Vice President for Federal & State Policy, iNACOL
- Bill Zima, Superintendent of Schools, Regional School Unit 2, Maine
- Kelly Brady, Director, Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning, Idaho State Department of Education
- Latoya Dixon, Director, Office of School Transformation, South Carolina Department of Education
- Virgel Hammonds, Chief Learning Officer, KnowledgeWorks
Read more on our website for details about how to register to attend.