This showed up in my inbox yesterday. If you have feedback or examples for Susan or Wendy, please e-mail them directly.
Dear iNACOL Members:
Please, we would like your help and feedback. I just received an email from a senior staff person in the federal government with questions on the issue of moving away from seat-time and Carnegie units toward competency-based learning models.
The iNACOL membership has the opportunity to provide guidance for policies to modernize our K-12 education system away from Carnegie units of seat-time toward competency-based systems with both the federal government leadership and state leadership.
We would like to hear from you: what kind of changes should be made in these laws or policies? What are best practices and models? How can it be done within state departments of education? How does competency-based learning work with regional accreditation agencies to reach an agreement? Has your state or program has worked on issues to change (or has changed) seat time policies?
Your input and responses are important. Please, if you have feedback on moving from seat-time to competency-based learning – let us know. If you can refer experts in this area, we appreciate it. Please email Susan Patrick, spatrick-at-inacol-dot-org and copy Wendy Fleming, wfleming-at-inacol-dot-org with information. This is a short-turn around… please reply by November 24th.
Thank you again for all of your support in moving the field K-12 online learning forward and helping the kids.
President & CEO
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
1934 Old Gallows Road, Suite 350
Vienna, VA 22182
phone (703) 752-6216
fax (703) 752-6201
P.S. Thank you again to everyone for making VSS 2009 a success! We had 1,626 registered attendees for VSS. From the event, we have received a lot of feedback and new ideas and directions to take K-12 online learning to the next level.