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ERIC Number: ED537332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
It's Not a Matter of Time: Highlights from the 2011 Competency-Based Summit
Sturgis, Chris; Patrick, Susan; Pittenger, Linda
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
From Anchorage, Alaska, to Orlando, Florida, and from Gray, Maine, to Yuma, Arizona, one hundred competency-based innovators gathered at the Competency-Based Learning Summit in March 2011. Sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), the Summit was developed in response to the findings in the report "When Success Is the Only Option: Designing Competency-Based Pathways for Next Generation Learning." The 2010 scan of the field of competency-based innovation found that the pockets of innovation across the country were too often operating in general isolation. By bringing together the leaders in the field, CCSSO and iNACOL set out to expedite building the capacity to meet the growing demand for competency-based approaches. The Summit, the first step toward building the infrastructure to expedite competency-based approaches, was designed around three goals: (1) Sharing expertise across and among innovators and policy leaders; (2) Building a common working definition of competency-based learning; and (3) Enhancing the strategies and skills for advancing the establishment of competency-based options. Although it would be impossible to capture the Summit's cascade of ideas, this paper highlights the key issues raised to support the advancement of competency-based learning. Participant List is appended. (Contains 4 footnotes, 10 resources and 23 online resources.) [For related report, "Cracking the Code: Synchronizing Policy and Practice for Performance-Based Learning," see ED537322.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association for K-12 Online Learning