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Webinar to Launch CompetencyWorks from iNACOL

 
 
Stan Freeda in 2009
Webinar to Launch CompetencyWorks from iNACOL
by Stan Freeda - Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 2:13 PM
 

iNACOL

Exciting news from iNACOL:

April 2 Webinar to Launch CompetencyWorks: Calling All Competency-based Education Innovators!

On Monday, April 2nd at 3 PM eastern, iNACOL will host a webinar launching a new initiative to advance competency-based education. CompetencyWorks is designed to connect innovating educators at all levels of the system.

This webinar is provided free from iNACOL.

Registration may be found at http://www.inacol.org/events/webinar/special_edition.php.

Join this webinar to hear about how you can be involved in CompetencyWorks, a new initiative to advance competency-based education so that all of our students can be successful.

Across our country, schools, districts and even states are investing in innovations that re-design our education system around competency-based education. Moving beyond the current time-based, one-size-fits-all education system which reproduces inequities and low achievement, these innovators are designing new systems based around mastery and student-centered learning -- in which student success is the only option. This is no easy task and we need to make sure we are learning from each other as much as possible.

CompetencyWorks is designed to support innovators share their knowledge, find other people across the country struggling with similar issues, and draw on the best practices to inform policy. A website to find out about new resources, a blog to share new practices, tools and policies, a place to participate in building knowledge -- CompetencyWorks is a website designed to accelerate our ability to implement high quality policies and practices. CompetencyWorks will also be a great resource for new innovators and early adopters so that they can rapidly learn about past mistakes, lessons learned, and different approaches to inform their work.

The webinar will walk you through the initiative and let you know how you can be involved in sharing your knowledge and creativity and supporting your peers as they fine-tune their policies and practices.

CompetencyWorks is a project of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) in partnership with American Youth Policy Forum, Jobs for the Future, National Governors Association and MetisNet. Support for CompetencyWorks comes from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.

Speakers:
Susan Patrick, International Association for K-12 Online Learning
Chris Sturgis, MetisNet

To register for the webinar, please visit http://www.inacol.org/events/webinar/special_edition.php.

The New Hampshire e-Learning for Educators project and the Department of Education is a proud member of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.