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Competency Works: The Learning Edge: Supporting Student Success in a Competency-Based Learning Environment

March 2013. The Learning Edge: Supporting Student Success in a Competency-Based Learning Environment delves into the fourth element of the definition of competency education: students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs. Understanding how to structure supports is important because learning in a competency-based environment means that students and adults are often on the edge…


Research: Center for Online Learning

February 2013. By providing research, evaluation, and development expertise, the Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation plans to work with multiple constituents in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to research the following: Pinpoint which tools work best in specific learning situations. Design effective professional development for K-12 education professionals. Share promising practices for…


English Language Learners: A Community-Driven, Blended Learning Approach to K-12 Education

February 2013. This Teacher Talk Webinar focuses on second language learners in blended learning programs. This video was shared as part of the presentation. Second Language Learners are on the increase across the nation, presenting school administrators and teachers with significant challenges. Topics of discussion include: Learning about your student population. Integrating best practices into the current online structure.…


Federal and State Policy: What Is Needed for Digital Learning?

February 2013. Two of the nation’s leading experts on digital education policy at both the federal and state level will provide an overview, recommendations and strategies for taking action in online and blended learning. Federal and state education policies play an important role in removing barriers and enabling new models of competency-based, online and blended learning. Learn…


Competency Works: Spanning the Grades: A District Perspective on Implementing Competency Education

February 2013. This webinar provides practitioners, advocates and policymakers with the opportunity to hear directly from leaders at MSAD 15. Located in Gray-New Gloucester, Maine, these innovators began transforming their district to a student-centered, proficiency-based model. This webinar addresses the following questions: Why did MSAD 15 decide to embrace a proficiency-based model? What was the pre-implementation process?…


Re-Engineering Information Technology: Design Considerations for Competency Education

February 2013. This report analyzes the components of effective competency-based information systems. Based on interviews and research, the ideas portrayed reflect lessons learned, best practices, and emerging opportunities. Read this paper to find role-specific strategies to make informed decisions, support new competency-based learning models, and to catalyze change in education.


Necessary for Success: A State Policymaker’s Guide to Competency Education

February 2013. Necessary for Success provides insights from state leaders on how to re-engineer policies and practices of our K-12 system. The authors introduce the main concepts behind competency-based learning, and they study important initial steps taken by states in developing this emerging model. Read this report and discover how state leaders create a culture of competency…


Competency Works: Student Experience: Pacing and Personalization

February 2013. This webinar provides practitioners, advocates and policymakers a chance to hear directly from practitioners about their experiences. The discussion centers on two very different models structured on the concept of progress upon mastery: Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy (MPTPA) and Schools for the Future (SFF). You will be able to learn about the following:…


Competency Works: Re-Engineering for Competency Education: Information Technology Design Considerations

February 2013. This Competency Works Webinar is #5 in a Series of 6. Competency-based learning is fundamental to design of new learning models that are student-centered and personalized. While competency-based learning has been an important concept for student-centered learning for decades, not until now did the capability for intelligent information systems — content management systems, learning management…

Author: Liz Glowa, Susan Patrick

Organization: iNACOL


CompetencyWorks: Creating a Transparent Master and Assessment System: Creating Systems of Assessments

February 2013. This CompetencyWorks webinar describes how competency-based schools develop dynamic systems of assessments. During the webinar, you will learn about specific schools that have developed proficiency-based learning models and associated assessment tools. View this webinar to learn how to design performance tasks, as well as the implications for school capacity building.