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Symposium Video Recordings, Slides, and Resources

Access Symposium 2022 video recordings, slides, and other resources shared by presenters by clicking the links below.

Agenda at a Glance


October 24, 2022

  • 11:00-11:50 AM: Opening Keynote
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • A Personalized Approach to Professional Learning: Clear, Consistent, Cohesive, Not One More Thing!
    • A Student, a Community Member, and a Superintendent Walk Into a Room…Lessons on Transforming Systems Through Inclusive Co-Creation
    • Awareness is Key: Why All Change Efforts Should Start Here
    • Empowering and Elevating Student Voice in Policy Development and Discussions in a Post-COVID-19 System
    • From the State House to the Classroom: Competency-Centered System Design Catalyzes Equitable, Rigorous, and Engaged Learning
    • Students as Agents in Their Learning: The What, Why, and How
    • Teachers of Color: District Pilots Designed to Increase Recruitment and Retention
  • 1:15-2:15 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Fake-quity? Our District’s Journey Towards True Educational Equity
    • Creating Equitable, Community-Based, Learner-Centered Ecosystems: Where Learning Lives Everywhere
    • Enacting Equity-Seeking Habits While Redesigning Assessment and Accountability From Local Communities Up to the SEA in Kentucky
    • Partnering on the Path: Spring Lake Park Public Schools (MN) and LiFT Learning, a Journey to a Competency-Based Education System
    • Reimagining School in Rural America: The Transcend Rural Schools Design Community
    • The National Partnership for Student Success: Leveraging Federal Resources to Implement Holistic, Evidence-Based, People-Powered Student Supports
    • You’ve Designed Your Graduate Profile. What’s Next? Learners Bringing it to Life
  • 2:30-3:30 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • Achieving Diversity and Equity: Pathways to College Success and the Teaching Profession
    • Apapacho, The Story of a Teacher-Leader Network Supporting a Capstone Graduation Assessment, Defined by a Community-Developed Graduate Profile
    • Building a Professional Learning Program to Promote the Use of Performance Assessments at the Local Level
    • Demonstrating the Vision of the Graduate Through Capstone and Personal Interest Projects: What do the Students Say?
    • Designing a Process for Inclusive Innovation: A Radical Commitment to Equity
    • Measuring Progress and Growth in a Competency-Based Model
    • Strategies to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Implementation at the District Level: Lessons Learned From Three States
    • Inclusive Environments, Enhanced Ownership of Learning, and Personalized, Competency-Based Pathways Have Transformed Our Education
  • 3:30-4:30 PM: Book Clubs
    • Becoming Einstein’s Teacher: Six Steps to Awaken the Genius in Your Students
    • Define Your WHY: So You Can Live and Learn on Purpose
    • Developing an Evidence Base for Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Instruction
    • Meet the Free Agent Learners: Changing School From the Outside In
    • Redefining Student Success
    • Unpacking the Competency-Based Classroom: Equitable, Individualized Learning in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work


October 25, 2022

  • 11:00-11:50 AM: Morning Keynote
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • Changing Practice and Mindset: Implementing Competency-Based Grading Practices Schoolwide
    • Exploring the Role of Assessments in the Shift to Personalized, Competency-Based Learning
    • Getting Smarter Together: Finding and Sharing Information to Advance Equitable, Student-Centered Innovation in Schools
    • Making Learning Count Outside of School: Credit for Learning Opportunities in Afterschool
    • Making Learning Student-Centered in Michigan: Challenges, Advice, and Supports Needed
    • Rebuilding Through the Unimaginable: How the Foundation of CBE Allowed Us to Survive and Rebuild for Our Learners
    • The Bridge From Policy to Practice: Empowering Districts to Take Advantage of State Policy Flexibilities
    • The Lone Rangers: Teaching Multilingual Learners in Rural and Remote Schools
  • 1:15-2:15 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • Culture, Identity, and Voice: Student Perspectives on Agency and Ownership of Learning
    • Dreaming Big, Starting Small: Actionable Steps to Equitable School Improvement
    • Exploring Flexible Learning and Future Policy Reform Through Colorado’s Blended Learning Initiative (BLI)
    • International Big Picture Learning Credential (IBPLC): Putting the Person Back in Educational Assessment
    • Student-Centered Accountability and Assessment Coalition: Emerging Opportunities for Rethinking Federal Assessment and Accountability Design
    • Teaching Players to Play Instead of Selecting Superstars: The Collective Responsibility of Transforming Public Education Systems
    • Where Are They Now? How a Student-Centered Approach to Education Can Transform Learning Outcomes
  • 3:00-4:30 PM: Workshops
    • Building 21’s Studio Model: Designing Learning Experiences for Engagement and Impact
    • Learner-Centered Leadership Lab: Insights From Learner-Centered Superintendents
    • Personalized Teacher Development and Evaluation Using a Competency-Based Model
    • Pivoting Post-Pandemic: Designing for the Future, for the Community
    • The IEP Project: Changing Mindsets to Create Strength-Based IEPs
    • Understanding the Quality Criteria for Systems of Performance Assessment Tool


October 26, 2022

  • 11:00-11:50 AM: Student Panel Keynote
  • 12:00-1:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
    • A Guide to Centering Students and Elevating Equity in EdTech Selection, Implementation, and Evaluation
    • Approaches to Implementing Personalized, Competency-Based Education at Scale
    • Competency-Based Learning: From Set-Up to Transcript
    • Connecting Social Media and SEL: How Social Emotional Learning Can Help Students Be Better Digital Citizens
    • Conversations with Kids: Walking the Road to Reinvention
    • Creating New Possibilities for School Design: Collaboratively Exploring Educational Paradigms Alongside Students
    • Survey Says: Uncovering Student Perceptions to Deepen Teacher Understanding
    • Using K-12 Performance Assessments and Competency-Based Transcripts in College Admissions
    • We’re Empowered! How Our Voices and Choices Are Leading to Student Ownership and Personalization
  • 2:00-3:30 PM: Workshops
    • Applying the Universal Design for Learning Framework in Virtual Learning
    • Building Motivating, Inclusive, and Equitable CTE Pathways Through Language Certification
    • PCBL (Personalized, Competency-Based Learning) in a PBL (Project-Based Learning) Classroom
    • Rigor by Design, Not Chance: Five Essential Teacher Moves Promoting Cognitive Engagement, Self-Direction, and Deeper Thinking
    • Sidestepping Barriers to Implementing Family Engagement in Your Classroom
    • Using Problem-Based Learning to Center Equity When Developing Educators
  • 3:30-4:15 PM: Closing Keynote

Please Note: All times are in the Eastern Time Zone.