iNACOL To Host Free Competency Ed Webinar
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a free
webinar exploring the recent CompetencyWorks report, "
Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders."
Based on interviews conducted over five years by Chris Sturgis, author of the report and principal at MetisNet, the "report highlights
strategies to engage, motivate and teach all students to proficiency and mastery; depicts shifts in instruction toward deeper learning and
meaningful assessments for learning; while exploring models of distributed leadership and educator empowerment," according to a news release.
The webinar, featuring Sturgis and iNACOL president and CEO Susan Patrick, will also rely on those interviews with innovators from
competency-based schools and districts to explore effective implementation strategies for personalized, competency-based environments.
"The traditional, time-based education system, which moves learners along in time-based cohorts, is no longer a viable model for our
students," said Patrick, in a prepared statement. "Its one-size-fits-all curriculum leaves students with gaps in foundational knowledge.
Implementing competency-based learning creates a system-wide infrastructure where students do not advance until they have mastered specific
competencies, eliminating gaps in learning and ensuring students receive the instructional supports they need to succeed. This student-centered
system maximizes each student's potential, ensuring they are college- and career-ready."
The free webinar will take place June 25. For more information, or to register for the webinar, visit
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].