This June, CompetencyWorks is hosting a National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education which will convene 100 leading innovators to move the field of competency-based education through the next generation of ideas and actionable outcomes. The summit will focus on equity and diversity and tackle 6 issues: equity, policy, quality, meeting kids where they are, identifying emerging issues, and revising the working definition of competency education.
Leading up to the Summit,CompetencyWorks has designed a participatory process to engage a wider network of experts. Anyone with at least one year of experience in competency education is invited to participate by joining one or more of four Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) being offered. The week-long virtual sessions are an opportunity to engage an organization, school, professional learning community, and/or network in deep conversations and share collective feedback.
To participate you must sign up for the TAG sessions of your choice. The schedule is listed below:
- Designing for Equity: January 30 – February 3, 2017 – How should we frame equity and the strategies to improve equity within a personalized, competency-based system?
- Developing Policy for the Long-Term: February 6-10, 2017 – What are the long-term policies and structures needed to support personalized, competency-based districts and schools?
- Meeting Students Where They Are: February 27 – March 3, 2017 (managed by reDesign) – As we shift from the traditional system with its focus on delivery of grade-level curriculum within a time-based model designed to sort students, to one that uses a learner-centered approach to ensure every student is reaching proficiency, what do we need to do differently to ensure that we are meeting the needs of students based on where they are?
- The Systems and Structures Necessary for Quality Implementation: April 3-7, 2017 – How should we think about quality that can guide implementation while still allowing for variation of models and innovation?
Source Organization: CompetencyWorks