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

Originally published on May 8, 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 … More Connecting the Dots: Aligning Efforts to Support Teachers and Students in New Hampshire

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 … More Spring Innovation Studios Are Here!

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 … More Sanborn Regional School District Shares Their NG2 Work

School ReTool

What is School ReTool? School ReTool is a professional learning fellowship that helps school leaders redesign school culture using small, scrappy experiments called ‘hacks.’ With experienced leaders and coaches, participants learn about deeper learning, change processes, and the hack mindset, an approach to change that involves quick, small interventions and a willingness to try, fail, … More School ReTool

Competency-Based Learning Design Studio Conference

July 25, 2017-July 27, 2017 Radisson Hotel, Nashua, New Hampshire Spend three days with educators from New Hampshire to learn more about their innovative approach to personalized learning through its nationally recognized competency-based learning models. This three-day design studio is meant for educational teams from New Hampshire and around the country who are in either … More Competency-Based Learning Design Studio Conference

Announcing Innovation Studios!

NHLI & NHDOE, in partnership with national education design lab 2Revolutions, are excited to announce a series of Innovation Studios across the state, which will highlight cutting edge learning environments that enable and foster personalization, competency-based progressions, demonstration of mastery, and learner voice, choice, and autonomy. We hope that these Innovation Studios will support deep connections … More Announcing Innovation Studios!

ELO Week is Back!

“I, Margaret Wood Hassan, Governor of the State of New Hampshire, do hereby proclaim November 14-21, 2016 as Extended Learning Opportunities Week in New Hampshire and urge all residents to recognize the importance of an educated workforce for the future success of our economy, businesses, and families.” Download the PDF  

NG2: Personalized Inclusive Education Pathways

NG2: Personalized Inclusive Education Pathways A project of the New Hamsphire Learning Initiative in Collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Education NG2: Personalized Inclusive Education Pathways looks to take New Hampshire to the next level of personalized learning as it tackles long-standing educational barriers to personalized learning… that of “Grades.” In this context, the team … More NG2: Personalized Inclusive Education Pathways

The New Hampshire Learning Initiative Announces First Executive Director

The New Hampshire Learning Initiative (NHLI) announced that Jonathan G. Vander Els has joined the organization as its executive director. Jonathan comes to NHLI with a strong background in education, having spent eleven years in administration, the last eight as the principal of a nationally recognized school in the Sanborn Regional School District. “The opportunity … More The New Hampshire Learning Initiative Announces First Executive Director