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CompetencyWorks and iNACOL Webinar Explores How State Education Leaders Are Advancing Competency Education
[May 15, 2013]

CompetencyWorks and iNACOL Webinar Explores How State Education Leaders Are Advancing Competency Education

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and CompetencyWorks will present a webinar on innovative state education leaders advancing competency education policy and practice on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. Leading the discussion will be Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL; Jason Glass, Director of the Iowa Department of Education; and Don Siviski, Superintendent of Instruction for the Maine Department of Education.

iNACOL President Susan Patrick said, "More and more states are advancing a transformed education system based not on time, but on mastery, to ensure students are prepared for today's demands of high levels of knowledge, skills and competencies to be successful in a global society. Competency-based education ensures students will become proficient each step of the way along their educational journey. Iowa and Maine represent true leaders in this move toward competency-based education programs and are driving a profound change in the way we prepare our children for the goals of college, career and citizenship." This webinar highlights findings from iNACOL's new report through the CompetencyWorks initiative, Necessary for Success: A State Policymakers Guide to Competency Education, and will allow participants to hear directly from two state education leaders about their experiences and insights in advancing competency education where students advance upon mastery. We'll hear about the theory of action driving Maine and Iowa's efforts, how state leaders are building shared vision and creating innovation space.

This webinar is free, but please register at to receive confirmation details and login information.

For a copy of the briefing paper, please visit

To access CompetencyWorks state policy resources, please visit

For more information about CompetencyWorks, please visit

For more information about iNACOL, please visit

iNACOL is the leading non-profit 501(c)(3) organization advocating for student-centered, competency-based educational policies and practices to ensure all students are prepared with a world-class education. We advocate for student-centered policies on equity and access, develop quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, published research, and support the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders. iNACOL also hosts the annual iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium, formerly known as the Virtual School Symposium (VSS). For more information, please visit

SOURCE International Association for K-12 Online Learning NewsItemId=DC14885&Transmission_Id=201305151420PR_NEWS_USPR_____DC14885&DateId=20130515

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