Virtual School Meanderings

March 1, 2017

Join iNACOL and CompetencyWorks at SXSWedu: March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas

And from the neo-liberals…

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Dear Colleagues:

Will you be attending SXSWedu this year in Austin, Texas on March 6-9? If so, be sure to stop by the iNACOL and CompetencyWorks Personalized, Competency-Based Education Meet Up where you can learn more about our work and how to get involved.

Personalized Learning & Competency Ed Meet Up


Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 811:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT
Location: Austin Convention Center – Room 18D
Presenters: Susan Patrick, iNACOL and Chris Sturgis, MetisNet

At this Meet Up, you can network with the leadership at CompetencyWorks and iNACOL and share your work in catalyzing next generation learning models. Learn more about engaging with us in the largest active community in personalized, competency-based learning.

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iNACOL will also be participating in a session at SXSWedu, and we invite you tojoin us:

Pop Up Problems of Practice In Competency Ed


Date and Time:
Monday, March 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m. CT
Location: Hilton Austin Downtown – Room 408
Presenters: Susan Patrick,  iNACOL; Chris Sturgis, MetisNet; Virgel Hammonds,KnowledgeWorks

Join the co-founders of CompetencyWorks and an experienced leader in competency-based education, Virgel Hammonds, for rapid-fire discussions on problems of practice (or policy). Between us, we’ve visited over one hundred schools and districts that have embraced competency-based education. Everyone can be a participant in this session. We’ll start by one of us challenging the other two with a problem of practice. Each speaker gets two minutes to unpack the problem and offer a solution. Then everyone in the room can pop up with their own perspectives and solutions. You can challenge also – so bring your own problems.

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About CompetencyWorks

CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency education in the K-12 education system. Drawing on lessons learned by innovators and early adopters, CompetencyWorks shares original research, knowledge and a variety of perspectives through an informative blog with practitioner knowledge, policy advancements, papers on emerging issues and a wiki with resources curated from across the field. CompetencyWorks also offers a blog on competency education in higher education so that the sectors can learn from each other and begin to align systems across K-12, higher education and the workplace. Visit the website and follow CompetencyWorks on Twitter: @CompetencyWorks.

About iNACOL

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 competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebookconnect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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