Jon Vander Els

Jon Vander Els / January 20, 2018

Our Quest to Personalize Competency-Based Learning in New Hampshire

By Jonathan G. Vander Els, M.Ed., Ed.S. and Debra Holloway, Ph.D. –originally published on EdWeek, January 9, 2018 New Hampshire’s Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) has been a quest to deepen and personalize competency-based learning for all students.  During the 2016-2017 school year, we attempted to confront two significant barriers hindering the advancement of competency-based […]

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Jon Vander Els / May 21, 2017

Connecting the Dots: Aligning Efforts to Support Teachers and Students in New Hampshire

Originally published on May, 2017 at Making the shift to a competency-based and personalized model of education is a process that can be daunting to educators, especially those who work in a very traditional system. Last July I made the move from being the principal of a nationally recognized Professional Learning Community at Work […]

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