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Strengthening High School Teaching and Learning in New Hampshire’s Competency-Based System

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Panelists
Brian Stack, Principal, Sanborn Regional High School, Sanborn Regional School District (NH)
Erica Stofanak, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Coach, Rochester School District (NH)
Paul Leather, Deputy Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Education
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar to examine New Hampshire’s high school redesign, which included the introduction of competency-based learning as a means to determine student progress. Ultimately, teachers and school leaders claim responsibility for the close-in work of engineering personalized learning experiences that enable students to demonstrate mastery of rigorous content knowledge and higher-order skills.

The webinar featured the release of Strengthening High School Teaching and Learning in New Hampshire’s Competency-Based System, a new report from the Alliance that  profiles how two high schools in New Hampshire made the shift from “seat time” to competency-based learning, which advances students when they have mastered course content.

Webinar panelists included Deputy Commissioner Paul Leather from the New Hampshire Department of Education; Principal Brian Stack from Sanborn Regional High School; and Erica Stofanak from Spaulding High School, who discussed local design and implementation of competency-based systems and personalized pathways and the impact on practice. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, moderated the discussion.

This webinar is made possible with support from

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Please direct questions concerning the webinar to alliance@all4ed.org.

NOTE: If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available athttps://all4ed.org/webinars usually one or two days after the event airs.

 The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. For more information about the Alliance, visit https://all4ed.org.

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