/ 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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/ August 19, 2017

NHli Announces New Executive Director

PDF: NHli Announces New Executive Director   The New Hampshire Learning Initiative Announces New Executive Director The New Hampshire Learning Initiative (NHLI) announced today that effective August 7, 2017, Ellen Hume-Howard will join the organization to assume Executive Director functions and continue to lead curriculum development in PACE (Performance Assessment of Competency Education).  Jonathan G. […]

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/ June 6, 2017

Competency-Based Learning – Another New Hampshire Advantage

New Hampshire is a national leader in the Competency-Based Learning movement, having piloted CBL practices in the late 1990’s and moving, as a State, to universal expectations for Competency-Based Learning beginning in 2009.  New Hampshire is engaged with the United States Education Department in a first-in-the-nation Competency-Based Learning assessment program known as PACE – Performance Assessment […]

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/ May 21, 2017

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

Originally published on May, 2017 at competencyworks.org 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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/ March 22, 2017

Spring Innovation Studios Are Here!

After the success of our first two Studios – at Parker-Varney and Pittsfield Elementary – we’re excited to announce we’re back with a new round of cutting edge learning environments that enable and foster personalization, competency-based progressions, demonstration of mastery, and learner voice, choice, and autonomy. We’ve listened to your feedback and shifted as necessary […]

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/ March 18, 2017

Sanborn Regional School District Shares Their NG2 Work

What might it look like if we could group students based on their interests and learning strengths rather than just with their same age peers? This year the Sanborn Regional School District is partnering with the New Hampshire Department of Education and the New Hampshire Learning Initiative to develop a personalized educational pathway for students […]

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