Education Design Studio 

2019 Program


Thursday, August 15, 2019


7:30 AM              Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 AM              Welcome Remarks


8:15 AM              Keynote Address


9:00 AM              Team Time


9:30-10:30 AM    Concurrent Sessions  (5 sessions)


10:40-11:40 AM  Concurrent Sessions (5 sessions)


11:45 AM            Lunch


1:00-2:00 PM     Concurrent Sessions (5 sessions)


2:10-3:10 PM      Concurrent Sessions (5 sessions)


3:15 PM              Team Planning Template  and Collective Q & A

3:45 PM              Close

Session 1

*Foundations to Stand the Test of Time: Critical School Structures to Support a Successful CBL System.

Jonathan Vander Els - V & S School Solutions

Competency Education and Social Emotional Learning

Brian Hastings - Conway Elementary School

Equity and Opportunity: The Promise of Competency Based Learning and Why It Matters

Michael Turmelle - NH Charitable Foundation

Competencies, Mimosas and Chardonnay

John Dinger - Somersworth Middle School

Supporting Struggling Learners in Sanborn’s CBL System: Leveraging Flexible Learning Time For RTI 

Robert Dawson, Steve Krzyzanowski, Heidi Leavitt - Sanborn Regional HS

Session 2

*Grading and Reporting in a Competency-Based System

Brian M. Stack - NH High School Principal


Making the Shift to Competency-Based Learning: Creating Effective Collaboration Between Teachers and Administrators

Benjamin Helfat, M.Ed., M.S.T., Adam J. Silk, MD - Boston Adult Technical Academy


Cross Curricular Collaboration: Working Together for Competency Education

Ashley Harbel, Brittany Lombardo, Julia Ryan - Sanborn Regional HS


Developing a Scope and Sequence for Extended Learning Opportunities

Joseph Boggio, Abby Gerrish, Karen Thompson - Hinsdale School District

Competency-Based Learning in an Elementary Classroom

Terry Bolduc, Sandown North Elementary School

Session 3

*Introduction to Performance Assessment: The Key to Competency

Ann Hadwen - Exeter Region Cooperative School District


Own It! Fostering Self-Directed Learning in the Classroom

Meghan Lewis, Jessica Lombardi - Winthrop Elementary School, Melrose, MA


Personalized Learning 35 Years Later: A first hand journey of Personalized Learning from a small town Principal & Student

Karen Thompson, Dr. Dennis Littky - Hinsdale School District


Connecting Students to Competencies Through Personalized Content

Kerrie Alley-Violette - Sanborn Regional HS


The IWS List:  Using a School-Wide Approach To Help Students Meet Deadlines

Steve Krzyzanowski, Robert Dawson, Heidi Leavitt - Sanborn Regional HS

Session 4

*The Competency Mindset: Transitioning from the traditional classroom

Ashley Harbel, Brittany Lombardo - Sanborn Regional HS


Multiple Paths to the Same Goal: Supporting the 4C’s and Fostering Student Agency with Hyperdocs and Badges

Melanie Acevedo, Susan Jones - Melrose Public Schools


Cannonballing into the Proficiency Pool! Leveraging Student Choice Playlists and Transferable Skills Digital Badging to Place Students in Charge of Their Own Learning

Noah Hurlburt


Curiosity Shop: Students Explore, Discover and Create in an Individualized and Collaborative Environment 

Elizabeth H. Juster - Londonderry High School


Preparing learners for the opportunities and challenges of their lifetime: Personalizing learning to foster self-determined learners

Jason Reath, Riverview High School & Sandra Savard, Petitcodiac Regional School, New Brunswick, Canada

* Ideal for those who are new to CBL.

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