How do we personalize learning through partnership?

Move to competency-based learning through coaching?

And, create a culture of innovation for all?

Join us May 1st – 4th in Asheville, Charlotte, Research Triangle Park, or New Bern for a day of professional learning focused on personalized, competency-based learning, team coaching, and innovation.

These events are co-hosted by KnowledgeWorks and Constructive Learning Design, with special guest Bryan Setser of rpkGROUP. The sessions are designed for teachers, administrators, coaches, and other educators who are interested in learning more about how competency-based learning and team coaching can be used to personalize learning for both students and teachers.

Dates and Locations

May 1, 2018: Buncombe County Early College, Asheville

May 2, 2018: Hawthorne Academy of Health Sciences, Charlotte

May 3, 2018: The Frontier, Research Triangle Park

May 4, 2018: Craven County Schools, New Bern

The event is free if you register by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 20th. Lunch will be provided.

*To get free registration, please click pay by check on the payment screen during registration and our event team will waive the fee. 

Questions? Contact Jesse Moyer at moyerj@knowledgeworks.org or 513-461-9060.


Morning Sessions

“The Why” Behind Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

With the rapid pace of change in how we work and learn, we all need to think differently about how we prepare students for college and career. Attendees will establish the why behind personalized, competency-based learning.

Foundations of Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

Attendees will learn actions to grow learner agency, including classroom practices and social-emotional learning strategies. Attendees will consider frames for developing a local vision for personalized learning, and considerations for scaling personalized learning system-wide.

Lunch and Learn

Dr. Bryan Setser is the principal at rpkGROUP, a national education consulting firm focused on building organizations to last. Bryan’s work on innovative and sustainable education models is now in its third decade of impact for the k-20+ sectors. Bryan has served in multiple posts in US education from a classroom teacher to CEO of the Nation’s 2nd largest virtual school. For the past decade his work has been focused on designing, building, and launching innovative models for scale and impact across the country and internationally.

His lunch and learn session focuses on Creating a Culture of Innovation and Return on Investment for Education Organizations. Dr. Setser will speak to the mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets required to tell a story of a return on innovation and investment to your leaders, boards, and stakeholders as you design the future ready campuses of the next decade. If you’ve ever wanted to establish and communicate a shared future vision for sustainability and growth of your competency-based and personalized models – this session is one you can’t miss.

Learn more about Dr. Setser and rpkGroup here.

Afternoon Sessions 

Building Effective Feedback Loops 

If you’re going to personalize and innovate, you will need strong teams with the ability to coach one another. Participants will be introduced to Constructive Learning Design’s 3-D Model of continuous improvement, and learn how teams of teachers and other educators can give and receive feedback throughout the learning cycle to improve teaching and learning.

Coaching Conversations

So much of coaching and collaboration happens through conversation. How do we harness the power of questions and listening to coach teachers through cycles of teaching and learning? Participants will learn questioning and listenting that can be used with teachers, students, and others to drive learning and growth.


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