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How State Educational Leaders are Advancing Competency Education

May 2013. View this webinar to hear directly from the state education leaders about their experiences and insights in advancing competency education (or proficiency-based education). You’ll hear about the theory of action driving Maine’s and Iowa’s efforts, building shared vision and creating innovation space. You will also hear about the new report based on interviews with experts…


Implementing a Response to Intervention Program Using Blended Learning and Digital Tools

May 2013. This webinar will provide information about the blended learning RtI framework that was developed by the Spring ISD Virtual School and specifically, how to target students’ needs and strengths so they can proceed on a self-paced and competency-based pathway. The Spring ISD Virtual School took 5 years to implement a comprehensive RtI program that utilizes…


The Pedagogy of Being a Blended Learning Teacher: Personalize the Learning

April 2013. This webinar focuses on the pedagogical changes and practices of blended learning teachers that facilitate the personalization of student learning. The presenters the essential instructional practices of an effective blended learning teacher, and they explain how these tools and strategies are student-centered and personalized. Student achievement improves when blended learning becomes effectively integrated. View this…


CompetencyWorks: Re-Engineering for Competency Education: Information Technology Design Consideration

April 2013. Join Liz Glowa, the author of Re-Engineering for Competency Education: Information Technology Design Considerations  for a discussion on how we can re-engineer data systems from teacher-centric, course-based instructional models to student-centered, competency-based learning models. Glowa provides an overview of her findings with time for participants to ask questions and share their insights. View this webinar…


Understanding Quest-Based Learning: Creating effective learner experiences through game-based mechanics and community

April 2013. Join this webinar to explore the tools, pedagogies, and results of a year-long design-based research project involving quest-based learning. Researchers at Boise State have built a digital learning system founded on game-based elements including quests, experience points, badges, achievements, leveling, and student choice. Quest-based learning, an instructional design theory, leverages game mechanics and game-like learning…


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…


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?…


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: Aligning Competencies with the Common Core

January 2013. This webinar provides practitioners, advocates and policymakers a chance to hear from Boston Day and Evening Academy leadership on the process they use to design competencies, ensure alignment with the Common Core State Standards, and respond to the needs of their students. Review this webinar to learn about how Boston Day and Evening Academy, a…


It’s Not a Matter of Time: Highlights from the 2011 Competency-Based Summit

July 2011. From Anchorage, Alaska, to Orlando, Florida, and from Gray, Maine, to Yuma, Arizona, one hundred competency-based innovators gathered at the Competency-based Learning Summit in March 2011. Because pockets of innovation were operating in isolation, these leaders set out to expedite capacity-building to meet the growing demand for competency-based approaches. This paper highlights the following three…