CBE Implementation in Iowa: Innovation Configuration Mapping
Jen Sigrist, Lead Facilitator of the Iowa CBE Collaboration, and Andrea Stewart, Iowa Lead Facilitator of Model Competencies, share information about a tool being developed by Iowa's CBE Collaborative that aims to help Iowa teachers consider their next steps for implementation toward a CBE system. The Iowa team developed an Innovative Configuration map around 5 guiding principles that is intended to be a self-assessment of teacher practices associated with CBE implementation.
Building Educator Capacity through Micro-credentials and the Tennessee Micro-credential Pilot
Micro-credentials provide educators with competency-based recognition for the skills they learn throughout their careers. This presentation features Jennifer Kabaker from Digital Promise, the organization leading the development of a micro-credential ecosystem, and Machel Mills from the Tennessee Department of Education; Tennessee is piloting micro-credentialing to support relicensure.
Balancing State Support & Pressure to Promote Competency-Based Education
On February 28, 2017 the Regional Deeper Learning Initiative hosted a Cross State Conversation on CBE featuring David Ruff, Executive Director of the Great Schools Partnership, and Mary Ann Snider, Deputy Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Education. In this recording, David provided a framework and explained key considerations for implementing professional development around CBE. Mary Ann presented specific strategies planned and underway in Rhode Island to strengthen teacher capacity—including the development of 100 “champion” educators involved in developing and sharing resources.
New Hampshire’s CBE Journey
On June 29, 2016 the Regional Deeper Learning Initiative hosted its 3rd Cross State Conversation on CBE featuring Paul Leather, Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education. In this recording Paul Leather shares how New Hampshire developed its competency-based education (CBE) work over two decades, and offers in-depth information about how his state has approached measuring learner competencies and developed a pilot next-generation accountability model. This recording is 60 minutes in length.
iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium
This annual learning conference, hosted by iNACOL, provides opportunities to explore and network with experts on personalized and blended learning. More than 3,400 experts from around the world and over 200 distinct sessions are geared to guide all attendees in their professional learning pathways.
Cultivating Curiosity in Your Classroom
In this webinar, Dr. Wendy Ostroff, author of the ASCD book, Cultivating Curiosity in K–12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning, will describe how you can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, where inquiry guides authentic learning.
Blended Learning: Recommendations and Resources Webinar
This Google Hangout will share the latest action-oriented recommendations and resources from The Learning Accelerator (TLA) to help schools successfully implement blended and personalized learning at scale. TLA partner Kira Keane will provide an overview of critical issues and highlight the free tools available to overcome challenges.
Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains
In this ASCD webinar, presenters will discuss a practical framework for helping school-age students across all grade levels and content areas become metacognitive learners.
Leading Blended and Digital Learning: Creating a Culture Starts with Principals
Future Ready Schools, a collaboration between the Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education, is hosting this webinar as part of a one-stop hub of professional learning opportunities for school leaders.
Teaching for Deeper Learning for All Students
The Alliance for Excellent Education is partnering with the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future for this webinar. The theme is “Teaching for Deeper Learning for All Students”. Please find more information on the Alliance for Excellent Education's website: http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/feb-2-16/.
A Northeast Region View of Competency-Based Learning
Join the growing national and regional conversation about competency-based learning, a reform in which students must demonstrate mastery of content to earn credit and to graduate. For more information or to register, visit REL Northeast & Island's website.