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REL Midwest: Making Connections: Implementing Competency-Based Education Practices in the Midwest
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June 28, 2013

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest is hosting “Making Connections: Implementing Competency-Based Education Practices in the Midwest,” an event designed to help audience members and viewers gain a better understanding of competency-based education (CBE) practices, the emerging research in the field, and strategies that states and districts are using to implement various aspects of CBE.

The event will feature Elizabeth A. Jones, Ph.D., professor of education at Holy Family University. Dr. Jones will discuss her research evaluating various instructional methods and how this can frame discussions around CBE.

The event also will feature a moderated panel discussion on CBE efforts in Iowa, Kentucky, and Ohio. State and local leaders will discuss successes and challenges related to implementation of CBE practices and policies. Following the taping of the broadcast, audience members will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with the presenters.

Audience: Approximately 20 participants.

Location: WTTW Chicago Public Media studios in Chicago, IL

Speaker: Elizabeth A. Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Holy Family University

Report Citation: Jones, E. A., & Voorhees, R. A. (with Paulson, K.). (2002). Defining and assessing learning: Exploring competency-based initiatives—Report of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative Working Group on Competency-Based Initiatives in Postsecondary Education (NCES 2002-159). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved from

Briana Martin
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