WASHINGTON, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a webinar on an introduction to K-12 competency-based education and its potential benefits.
Educators across the country are beginning to realize the promise of competency-based education, designed to help students successfully master skills at each step, year after year, by ensuring they advance after they demonstrate proficiency. The concept behind competency education is simple: learning is best measured by students demonstrating mastery of learning targets with the supports they need, rather than the number of hours spent in a classroom with variable amounts of actual learning.
Join this webinar to hear from competency education experts and CompetencyWorks co-founders, Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis, for an introduction to competency education in K-12 education systems. Explore the definition of competency education, understand the field's trends and why districts and schools are making this transition, and learn how competency-based approaches more effectively prepare students for post-secondary success.
iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, "Competency-based education systems are an important foundation for ensuring innovation for equity. The trends point to more and more states offering flexibility for personalized, competency-based instructional designs that ensure students master lessons before advancing, forming a solid foundation for their next steps in learning. To address equity, education systems must provide the resources, supports and commitment to progress on goals for all students realizing successful outcomes indicated by readiness for college and preparedness for future employment."
MetisNet Principal Chris Sturgis said, "Across the country, districts are turning to competency education because the transparency and intentionality engages and motivates students while enabling a much richer collaboration among teachers."
This webinar is free to attend — participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.
Webinar Title: An Overview of K-12 Competency-Based Education for Education Leaders and Teachers
- Chris Sturgis, Principal, MetisNet; Co-Founder, CompetencyWorks
- Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL; Co-Founder, CompetencyWorks
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.
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