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Welcome colleagues,

At CCE, we are committed to contributing thoughtfully to the field of education and discussions of educational equity and social justice. As a staff, we share ideas and insights from our mission-driven work in leadership development, personalized learning, performance assessment, and research and policy--through forums such as CCE's Blog, published articles and studies, and conference presentations. This week, CCE is excited to once again join our colleagues and present at iNACOL's annual conference for K-12 competency-based, blended, and online learning (Learn more about our conference presentations below). And, in December, CCE is honored to be participating in the Coalition of Essential School's final Fall Forum, gathering together with fellow educators and advocates to discuss the importance of student-focused, teacher-led, and equitable learning in our schools. We hope to see many of you at these events!


Dan French
Executive Director
Thought Leadership
iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium 2016
Our staff will be presenting at four sessions during this week's gathering in San Antonio, TX: 

Going Deeper in Personalized Learning: Investigating the 6 Principles of Personalized Learning
Wednesday, October 26, 2:30 to 3:30 PM (301B)
Learn more about CCE's Six Principles of Personalized Learning (social-emotional learning and academic mindset, personalized learning pathways, flexible learning environments, competency-based progression, engaged learning, and next gen curriculum and assessment) through an interactive carousel activity with guided questions and a gallery walk.

From Resistance to Engagement: Guiding Stakeholders to Competency-Based, Student-Centered Education
Wednesday, October 26, 2:30 to 3:30 PM (303A)
In the move to competency-based, student-centered learning, a number of schools and districts throughout the country have done the hard, heavy-thinking work of successfully engaging stakeholders and community members. Participants will discuss nearly a dozen case studies, surfacing general principles and lessons learned.

Using Professional Learning Communities and Blended Learning Supports for Educators to Create Competency-Based Performance Assessments
Thursday, October  27, 10:00 AM-12:15 PM (301A)
Learn about one district's K-12 journey and their process for developing competency-based performance assessments through professional learning communities (PLCs) and blended supports. Co-presented with educators from Rochester, NH School District.  

Performance Assessment for Learning: Micro-Credentials as a Model and Mode for Assessment Literacy Professional Development
Thursday, October 27, 4:15 to 5:15 PM (205)
This session will explore the implications for a new mode of professional development - micro-credentials - for teacher learning, policy, higher education and technology, as well as its impact on assessment literacy. Co-presented with the Center for Teaching Quality
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Collaborative Professional Learning in VT
The Vermont Agency of Education (VT AOE) recognizes the central importance of providing educators with high-quality professional learning to grow their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in support of student learning and success. CCE is excited to be partnering with the VT AOE to facilitate their Professional Learning Network, a statewide system offering focused opportunities for VT practitioners to work collaboratively in addressing the key components of the state's Education Quality Standards: Proficiency-Based Learning, Instructional Practices, Flexible Pathways, and Local Comprehensive Assessment Systems. 

Our Blog Excerpt
"Our public schools are a microcosm of the larger society around us. The societal norms and trends seep into and are reflected in their discourse and culture...Adults and students bring their experiences, cultures, and prior knowledge into school every day. We as educators need to create a counter-narrative to what many of our students are experiencing every day in the world around them, as well as a safe space for them to talk about and make sense of these experiences. "

Read Dan French's complete blog post, A Time for Intentional Inclusivity in Our Public Schools
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