Jon Vander Els

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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Jon Vander Els / March 9, 2018

Highlighting Deeper Learning Competencies in New Hampshire

It is hard to argue the importance that being a strong collaborator, an articulate communicator, a self-directed learner, and a creative problem solver has on a person’s success in today’s world. In fact, a recent analysis by Valerie Strauss from the Washington Post on an article written by Cathy Davidson highlighting how Google culled data […]

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