Special iNACOL CompetencyWorks Webinar: Understanding Grading in Competency-based Schools

Apr 18, 2014, 10:55 ET from iNACOL

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 24, 2014, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and CompetencyWorks will present a special webinar to help educators and administrators throughout the field of K-12 learning better understand grading in competency-based schools. The webinar is scheduled from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET and registration can be accessed at http://www.inacol.org/events/webinars/special-edition/.

Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, "As districts and schools move to competency-based learning, they quickly find the focus on student advancement by demonstrating mastery and performance means they need to address other practices in their schools around personalized, deeper learning. This webinar will help them explore redesigning grading for competency-based pathways."

During the webinar, Chris Sturgis, Principal at MetisNet and author of Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education, will provide an overview of competency education and the elements of grading in competency-based environments.

Additionally, Abbie Forbus and Brett Grimm from Lindsay Unified School District in California, will share Lindsay's grading practices. Lindsay Unified, a Race to the Top winner, has a strong personalized, performance-based system and well-developed grading system that emphasizes providing feedback to learners. Forbus and Grimm will provide an overview of the values and educational philosophy that guides Lindsay's grading policy. Going into more depth, they will present the structure, practices, and reporting mechanisms. During this webinar, attendees will learn how their information management system enables teachers, students and families to monitor student learning and progress along their learning progressions. The final segment of the webinar will offer a discussion on implementation challenges and emerging issues.

This iNACOL webinar is free to attend. Please register at http://www.inacol.org/events/webinars/special-edition/ to receive final details and a link to the presentation.

For more information about CompetencyWorks, please visit http://competencyworks.org.

For more information about iNACOL, please visit http://inacol.org.

For a copy of Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education, please visit http://bit.ly/progressandproficiency.