Jon Vander Els

Jon Vander Els / May 23, 2018

Assessment for Learning Project

 During the 2017-2018 school year, our ALP effort has evolved significantly.  The New Hampshire Learning Initiative with Jonathan Vander Els as project director and Michael Turmelle as student exhibition lead, are partnering with the New Hampshire Department of Education,  the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment and Envision Learning Partners, in an effort […]

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Jon Vander Els / May 23, 2018

School ReTool

Leadership in a competency-based system is critical. Recognizing this, the Learning Initiative has been seeking ways to support school leaders in deepening the mindsets, knowledge, and skills and dispositions needed to effectively develop a competency-based and personalized model designed to meet the needs of all learners.   The Learning Initiative, in partnership with the Stanford […]

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Jon Vander Els / May 9, 2018

How One New Hampshire District is Leveraging Success Skills in a Competency-Based System

By Jonathan G. Vander Els, Director of Innovative Projects for the New Hampshire Learning Initiative and Sarah Kiley, Epping School District Teacher and Work Study Practices Coordinator   New Hampshire Overview: Over the past three years, a number of New Hampshire schools have been focusing on how the integration of success skills (or Work Study […]

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