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How Teachers Can Spark Student Agency

November 2017. Creating educational opportunities for students to develop agency, voice and choice are critical to helping students develop the skills and dispositions to be successful in college, career and life. According to the World Economic Forum, the top-sought skills for employees in 2020 are predicted to include complex problem solving, coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, and…


Redesigning Systems of Assessments for Student-Centered Learning

November 2017. This issue brief explores opportunities for states under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to rethink systems of assessments, and provides recommendations for state policymakers who are ready to support student-centered teaching and learning. Assessment is essential for understanding what students have learned and for providing transparency and fairness when it comes to certifying mastery…

Type: Handout

Topics: Policy


Charting the Course for the Next Phase of K-12 Competency-Based Education

November 2017. K-12 education in the United States and across the world is at a turning point. The steady march towards equality and justice within our country has changed the context for our education system. At the same time, rapid and unpredictable changes in society and culture have created new expectations for education, changing what we need…


Quality and Equity by Design: Charting the Course for the Next Phase of Competency-Based Education

October 2017. This publication seeks to advance K-12 competency education along four key issues: quality, equity, meeting students where they are, and policy. K-12 education in the United States and across the world is at a critical point in its evolution, and the demand for competency education has never been greater. The four key issues outlined in…


2017 iNACOL Annual Membership Meeting

October 2017. View this archived webinar for an overview of iNACOL’s current and future work, strategic plan, initiatives as well as reflections on the field. The iNACOL team will provide updates on federal and state policy, share developments from CompetencyWorks, highlight recent research and publications, and discuss highlights related to the upcoming iNACOL Symposium. Instead of hosting…


What Personalized Learning Looks Like Across the U.S.

October 2017. As districts and schools transition towards personalized learning, there are a variety of elements that reconfigure and reshape concepts of teaching and learning—from budgeting to setting a vision, from professional development to human capital. Where do you start? In the Fifty States Project, EdSurge compiled stories from schools and districts across all 50 states and…

Author: Meg Hamel, Tony Wan

Organization: EdSurge

Type: Webinar


How Teachers Can Create Authentic, Real-World, Personalized Learning Opportunities for Students

September 2017. How are teachers creating authentic, real-world, meaningful learning opportunities to build the skills necessary for student success? View this archived webinar to hear a panel of teachers share how they are implementing personalized learning, and see examples of student projects and ways they are creating authentic learning experiences, connected to their communities, to promote deeper…


Redefining Student Success in K-12 Education: Getting Started with “Profile of a Graduate” Conversations in Your Schools and Communities

September 2017. In this era of flexibility under ESSA, it is critical to re-engage in deep conversations around the purpose of public education with communities, parents, districts and states and develop a 21st century definition of student success. What are the processes and steps to engage in meaningful and ongoing conversations with communities, parents and educators to…

Author: Ken Kay, Susan Patrick

Organization: EdLeader21, iNACOL

Type: Webinar


Exploring Key Questions about Leadership in Student-Centered Learning Environments

September 2017. Across the world, educators are transforming their schools to create more student-centered, equitable environments. Effective leadership is critical to the success and sustainability of this transformation. To better understand the impact of school leadership and how the role is changing in these student-centered learning environments, iNACOL conducted a discovery process including an extensive literature review, interviews with…


iNACOL Issue Brief: State Policy & K-12 Competency-Based Education

August 2017. This iNACOL Issue Brief provides an overview of competency-based education, and provides state policy recommendations and resources for policymakers who are ready to enable and support competency education. Competency-based education is a next generation learning model that focuses on all students achieving mastery, preparing them for success in college, careers and civic life. State leaders…