Presentation Title

The Curvy and Aligned Journey to Personalized, Competency-based Learning

Presenter Information

Virgel Hammonds, KnowledgeWorks

Location

Chan Shun - Garber Auditorium

Start Date

29-3-2018 7:30 PM

Proposal for Presentation

In this keynote, participants will hear stories about students, teachers, and communities who have made the commitment to personalizing education for all. Lessons learned from various journeys will be shared and reflected upon. Hear how establishing specific conditions for systemic implementation are important and how the conditions came to life in each of these learning communities.

Acknowledgments

Virgel Hammonds, the Chief Learning Officer at KnowledgeWorks, partners with national policymakers, learning organizations, and learning communities throughout the country to redesign learning structures to become more learner-centered and based on proficiency instead of seat time. He also works with the KnowledgeWorks team to build tools, processes, and services that help districts design and implement a highly personalized learning infrastructure. Hammonds previously served as the superintendent of RSU 2, a regional school district in Maine. While there, he collaborated with five communities to develop and implement a curriculum designed to ensure mastery of standards by all students. Before serving as superintendent, Virgel was a high school principal at Lindsay Unified School District in California. With 4,100 K-12 students in the district, 100 percent qualified for free and reduced lunch. There, Hammonds helped implement a personalized learning model where “learners” don’t earn letter grades but rather are awarded mastery. This mastery included ways that are empowering and motivating to each student through subjects in which they have proved to be proficient. Currently, Hammonds also serves on multiple boards and leadership councils: Innovation Lab Network Leadership Advisory Council; iNACOL board; Mastery Transcript Advisory Council; Jobs for Maine Graduates Executive Board; Maine Academic Decathlon Executive Committee.

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Mar 29th, 7:30 PM

The Curvy and Aligned Journey to Personalized, Competency-based Learning

Chan Shun - Garber Auditorium

In this keynote, participants will hear stories about students, teachers, and communities who have made the commitment to personalizing education for all. Lessons learned from various journeys will be shared and reflected upon. Hear how establishing specific conditions for systemic implementation are important and how the conditions came to life in each of these learning communities.