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Casey, K.; Worthen, M. – iNACOL, 2019
Transforming K-12 education systems to meet the new economic, civic, and cultural demands of global society requires a modern teacher workforce. Specifically, it requires a teacher workforce with the knowledge, skills, and systems of support to be successful in student-centered, competency-based, and diverse learning environments. This brief: (1)…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Faculty Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Truong, Natalie – iNACOL, 2019
This brief provides analysis of federal policy changes needed toward a long-range vision to transform education and ensure our nation's education systems prepare all students with the skills necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities and advance society. Our policy priorities are intentionally constructed to support…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Barriers, Elementary Secondary Education
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Truong, Natalie – iNACOL, 2019
This brief provides analysis of state policy changes needed toward a long-range vision to transform education and ensure our nation's education systems prepare all students with the skills necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities and advance society. Our policy priorities are intentionally constructed to support future-focused…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Equal Education
Patrick, S.; Worthen, M.; Frost, D. – iNACOL, 2018
This issue brief shares state policy recommendations and action steps for policymakers who are supporting the redesign of educator workforce systems to enable educators to build the skills, competencies and knowledge needed to thrive in modern, student-centered learning environments. By modernizing educator preparation and development systems,…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Individualized Instruction
Gross, Betheny; Tuchman, Sivan; Patrick, Susan – iNACOL, 2018
K-12 education is at the beginning of what many hope will be a systemic transformation toward personalized learning. Across the nation, schools are experimenting with personalized learning to better meet each student's unique needs and ensure broader access to a world-class education. Many of these experiments have been captured in individual case…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Frost, Dale; Truong, Natalie – iNACOL, 2018
This report provides a roadmap and action steps for state policymakers to catalyze transformational change in K-12 education toward a future vision for systems that ensure success for all students. In this report, iNACOL articulates a vision for the future of K-12 education and offers action steps for state policymakers. Its purpose is to inspire…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Transformative Learning, State Policy
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Truong, Natalie; Frost, Dale – iNACOL, 2018
In January 2018, iNACOL published "Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning" to provide state policymakers with a set of action steps to drive transformation of education systems for the long-term. These policy actions are designed to ensure that every student…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Transformative Learning, State Policy
Sturgis, Chris; Casey, Katherine – iNACOL, 2018
The role of public education has never been more important--it is the bedrock of democracy. The failure to provide an equitable public education that enables equal access to opportunity unravels the American dream. Competency-based education holds promise as a uniquely powerful model for fostering equity, but only if equity is an intentional…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Public Education, Democracy, Equal Education
Patrick, Susan; Worthen, Maria; Truong, Natalie; Frost, Dale – iNACOL, 2018
This paper explores and reflects on the issues state policy needs to address in the long-term to support a transformation of K-12 education systems. Personalized learning and competency-based education systems, designed to ensure equity, hold promise to prepare all students for success in college, career and civic life. This report shares…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Policy, State Policy, Educational Change
Patrick, S.; Worthen, M.; Frost, D.; Truong, N. – iNACOL, 2018
Innovation zones help state policy leaders create space in state policy for local educators to design innovative education models. They allow local districts or schools to request a waiver from outdated state policies and regulations that communities have identified as a barrier to high-quality, student-centered learning. These models are also…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Policy, State Policy, Competency Based Education
iNACOL, 2018
To effectively plan, launch and scale high-quality personalized, competency-based learning models, most educators and school leaders require intentional, sustained capacity-building supports. Therefore, states are identifying sustainable funding strategies for statewide initiatives to build this capacity. Options include state funding for a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Competency Based Education, Capacity Building, Fund Raising
Casey, Katherine; Sturgis, Chris – iNACOL, 2018
Competency-based education, also referred to as mastery-based, proficiency-based or performance-based education, is a system of education designed to equitably ensure all students develop the success skills they will need for college, career and life. Competency-based education is gaining momentum and visibility. Districts and schools turn to…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Models, Educational Research, Educational Practices
Rudenstine, Antonia; Schaef, Sydney; Bacallao, Dixie; Hakani, Sarah – iNACOL, 2018
At the heart of a mature competency-based learning system lies a fundamental commitment to meeting all students where they are. This monograph explores three driving questions that open the door to a discussion of the relational, pedagogical and structural dimensions of meeting students where they are: (1) How do we know where students are? (2)…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Strategies, Best Practices, Educational Change
Casey, Katherine – iNACOL, 2018
This paper focuses on engaging and enabling educators to play new roles and take new leadership in the paradigm shift between traditional and competency-based education: a system of learning designed to ensure that all learners are prepared with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful lifelong learners. The paper re-envisions…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Barriers, Alignment (Education), Teaching Methods
iNACOL, 2018
This brief highlights recommendations for policymakers with guidance on strategies and action steps to drive the transformation of K-12 education systems to meet the needs of every student. Policymakers, at every level, need to ensure the nation's education systems are fit for purpose, equity-driven, capable of preparing all students -- rather…
Descriptors: State Policy, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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