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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…


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


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…


Promising Practices in Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners

August 2017. In schools across the United States, next generation learning models are beginning to transform learning for English Language Learners (ELLs) with personalized, competency-based education. Approaching nearly 5 million students, ELLs make up the fastest growing student group in the U.S. Unfortunately, traditional K-12 systems are often challenged to adequately met these students’ diverse needs. Almost…


Competency Education: A Reflection on the Field and Future Directions

August 2017. Schools and districts across the United States are realizing the promise of competency-based education – transforming the culture and structure of the traditional time-based system into one that is designed to help every student succeed. View this archived webinar to hear CompetencyWorks co-founders and competency-based education experts Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis reflect on the current state of…


Assessment Literacy to Support Competency-based Education Systems and other Deeper Learning Efforts

June 2017. Assessment literacy has traditionally evoked measurement principles such as validity and reliability accompanied by complex equations, statistical terms, and images of normal curves, ogives, and error bands. We have to come to recognize that assessment literacy is better conceptualized as the knowledge and skills associated with designing, selecting, interpreting, and using high-quality assessments to improve…


Teaching with a Growth Mindset

May 2017. Colorado’s District 51 is in its first year of implementing a performance-based (or competency-based) system. They are intentionally building a thriving culture rooted in growth mindset. According to Carol Dweck, “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work — brains and talent are just the…


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) & Accessibility in K-12 Education: Designing Learning to Serve All Students

May 2017. Digital accessibility is essential to provide educational opportunities for all students, including students with disabilities. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve teaching and learning based on learning sciences and the creative uses of digital technologies. UDL creates learning environments that are designed to be open and accessible to all students, helps…