SXSWedu 2015

Retooling for Competency Education


This fast-paced discussion will examine what it takes to re-tool for competency-based education. The session will examine three facets of retooling:

1. Retooling the Organization
2. Retooling Policy and Practice
3. Retooling the Tools

Additional Supporting Materials


  1. What is different about educational organizations that effectively deliver competency-based education
  2. What is different about policies and practices in a competency-based system
  3. What is different about the tools and technologies that support competency-based education


  • Tracy Weeks, Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Jim Goodell, Senior Education Analyst, Quality Information Partners
  • Sarah Irish (invited), 7th Grade Math Teacher, Dirigo Middle School
  • Paul LeBlanc (invited), President,


Jim Goodell, Senior Education Analyst, QIP & CEDS

Meta Information:

  • Tags: policy
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Systemic Implementation & Scale
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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