Mapping Out a Competency-Based Approach to Professional Development

TRAINING SUPERHEROES: At the iNACOL Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, nonprofit The Learning Accelerator (TLA) and Yet Analytics announced the launch of a competency-based framework derived from educator blended learning professional development. As part of a project called the Educator Learning Concept Model, the framework (shown below) resulted from the merging of the iNACOL Blended Learning Educator Competency Framework and the practice-based work of the TLA Human Capital cohort, reports Margaret Roth, CMO of Yet Analytics. 

Eventually, TLA and Yet Analytics plan to link blended learning content from the Human Capital organizations (BetterLesson, Relay GSE, Friday Institute, Highlander Institute, TNTP, and PowerMyLearning) to each of the framework's competencies on a platform that districts and schools can access for PD. Additionally, Roth reports that eventually, the platform will track teachers' progress on competencies, providing recommendations against what a person could know. 

For any schools or districts interested in piloting the platform with TLA and Yet Analytics, contact Beth Rabbit at beth.rabbitt@learningaccelerator.org.

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