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CCSSO Innovation Lab Network: Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Competency Based Education, Part 2

This post is the second in a two-part series highlighting key conversations from the April 3, 2014, Webinar titled, “CCSSO Innovation Lab Network: Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Competency Based Education” hosted by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO).

CCSSO Innovation Lab Network: Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Competency Based Education, Part 1

On April 3, 2014 the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO) co-hosted the second installment of a three-part webinar series on creative educational practices titled “CCSSO Innovation Lab Network: Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Competency Based Education.”  This post is the first in a two-part series highlighting key conversations from the presenters.

Don’t Call Them Dropouts

The past decade has witnessed impressive growth in and commitment to helping more students graduate, fueled in part by a growing body of research on barriers to achievement of a diploma or credential. The 2014 Building a GradNation Summit was energized by the news that our national on-time graduation rate had reached 80% for the first time, growing ever closer to the GradNation campaign’s goal of a 90% on-time graduation rate by 2020. 

College, Career, and Civic Readiness: How Can a State Measure It? – Part 2

On July 9, 2014, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) hosted the Webinar, “College, Career, and Civic Readiness: How Can a State Measure It?” The Webinar highlighted different methods of measuring college, career, and civic readiness (CCCR) that have been overlooked by more traditional CCCR indicators such as standardized test scores. 

College, Career, and Civic Readiness: How Can a State Measure It? - Part 1

On July 9, 2014, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) hosted the Webinar, “College, Career, and Civic Readiness: How Can a State Measure It?” The Webinar highlighted different methods of measuring college, career, and civic readiness (CCCR) that have been overlooked by more traditional CCCR indicators such as standardized test scores.

A Common Framework for Employability Skills

On May 22, 2014, the Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) hosted a Webinar, “OCTAE Presents a Common Framework for Employability Skills” in order to unveil The Employability Skills Framework. The framework is an online collection of tools and resources designed to share strategies for integrating core employability skills into high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at both the state and federal level.

CTE and College, Career, and Civic Readiness: The Role of State Boards

On May 14, 2014, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) hosted the Webinar “CTE and College, Career, and Civic Readiness: The Role of State Boards.” The objective was to ascertain and highlight the different roles state education boards play in guiding career and technical education (CTE). To achieve this objective, speakers with in-depth knowledge in these areas convened to share their experiences and practices.

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