MTC Events

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MTC is often hosting, speaking at, and/or attending a number of events and would love to connect with you.

 

Upcoming Events

  • April 14-17, 2024ASU + GSV Summit

    Mike Flanagan will be in attendance in sunny San Diego, California. Connect with him here.
  • April 23, 2024Alignment: Role
    of the Progress Tracker

    How can MTC members assess and track learner growth in prioritized competencies? In this member event, attendees will access our newest tool, the Progress Tracker, in their accounts and explore potential use cases.
  • May 14, 2024Gearing Up to Use the Progress Tracker

    In these sessions, we are diving more deeply into the Progress Tracker tool and supporting members who are planning a pilot over the next year.
  • May 15, 2024Gearing Up to Use the Progress Tracker

    In these sessions, we are diving more deeply into the Progress Tracker tool and supporting members who are planning a pilot over the next year.
  • May 22-24, 2024NEACAC Annual Meeting & Conference

    Eddie Arteaga, Senior Director of Higher Ed Engagement, will be traveling to Fairfield, CT to present at New England Association for College Admission Counseling's Annual Meeting & Conference on Reinventing the High School Transcript.
  • May 29-31, 2024WACAC Conference 2024

    Western Association for College Admission Counseling's 2024 Conference is being hosted this year in Sacramento, CA. Eddie Arteaga will be in attendance and leading a session—A Seat at the Table: Nontraditional Academic Records.
  • June 23-25, 2024Annual PACAC Conference

    Eddie Arteaga will be traveling to the Poconos to present at the Annual Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling Conference. If you plan to attend, check out his session, Applying Mastery: Competency-Based Education and College Admissions.
  • September 19-20, 2024MTC Symposium

    Our 2024 Symposium—Capturing Progress: Learners in the Driver's Seat—is taking place in Denver, Colorado on September 19 & 20, 2024. Learn more about this event and register here.
  • September 26-28, 2024NACAC Conference 2024

    Eddie Arteaga will be attending the National Association for College Admission Counseling's Conference, hosted this year on Sept 26-28 in Los Angeles, CA.

Past Events: 2024

  • March 24-27, 2024Carnegie Foundation's Summit on Improvement in Education

    Mike Flanagan traveled to San Diego to co-lead a session on Using Competency-Based Records to Advance Equity and Expand Post-Graduation Opportunities alongside MTC members.
  • March 25-26, 2024Great Schools Partnership’s School Redesign In Action Conference

    In Providence, RI, Patricia Russell moderated a panel of MTC sending schools—including Cabot School (VT), Lighthouse Holyoke (MA), and Nipmuc Regional High School (MA).
  • March 12, 2024Learning Model:
    Maritime High School

    In this session, attendees learned about the various defenses and celebrations of learning at Maritime High School and how they are designed with graduation-level competencies in mind.
  • March 9, 2024Toddle’s Curriculum Design Summit

    This virtual summit focused on constructing curriculum at both a macro level for schools and the unit plan level for student learning. Susie Bell led a session on deconstructing traditional grading and reporting practices to uncover a new paradigm of communicating progress toward mastery.
  • March 4-7, 2024SXSW EDU 2024

    Mike Flanagan was in attendance at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
  • March 5, 2024Utah PCBL Summit

    Susie Bell attended Utah's 2024 PCBL Summit, focused on cognitive rigor through learner agency.
  • February 28-March 12024 NAIS Annual Conference

    Mike Flanagan traveled to St. Louis, MO to attend the National Association of Independent Schools' annual conference.
  • February 8, 2024Learning Model:
    James Madison High School

    In this session, James Madison learners and school leaders reflected on the process of co-designing competencies and sending MLRs this admissions cycle.

Past Events: 2023

  • January 18, 2024Learning Model:
    Bow High School

    In this session, we had the opportunity to hear from Bow's leadership on the intentional development of course competencies that align with and feed into their Vision of a Graduate
  • December 12, 2023Establishing a Tracking and Reporting System

    This second Progress Tracker session dove into the reporting and tracking structures associated with implementing this tool and gave members an opportunity to analyze their advantages and begin to identify the components that will work will in their environment.
  • December 12, 2023Building and Leveraging your Graduate Profile

    This session was designed to ensure that your Graduate Profile not only captures your overall vision, but is actionable. Attendees unearthed the implications of different competency frameworks on tracking systems, community involvement, and learner outcomes.
  • November 16-17, 2023 Global Forum on International Admission & Guidance

    Eddie Arteaga, MTC's Senior Director of Higher Ed Engagement, attended the Global Forum on International Admission & Guidance hosted by the Council of International Schools in Dublin, Ireland. Eddie participated in a panel titled Who Benefits from New Models of Student Assessment?
  • November 14, 2023Refining your Purpose & Vision

    This session helped attendees with strategies for engaging the broader community in the development and full rollout of their "why" for change.
  • November 7, 2023Creating High-Quality Learning Scales

    To prepare members for the release of the Progress Tracker, MTC is hosting a number of events. In this session, members who are just getting started with learning scales or who are in the process of developing an existing draft discerned design elements and began to draft/revise their own.
  • October 26, 2023First Annual Virtual
    College Fair

    A new benefit to members, MTC hosted our first virtual College Fair. Admission representatives from a wide range of higher ed institutions across the country gave learners the opportunity to meet, connect, and learn more about their institutions.
  • October 15-17, 2023Aurora Institute Symposium

    MTC facilitated two sessions, the first focused on exploring research-based strategies for gradually redesigning grading practices. The second session, in partnership with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), focused on their work with schools testing an integration with MTC Grow to document school change efforts and improvement in school quality.
  • October 13-14, 2023Challenge Success Fall Conference

    Patricia Russell attended and two member schools, Miss Porter's School and Pomfret School, led a session which explored their use of the MLR and legacy transcript to feature competencies and give students more agency and voice in explaining that learning as they apply to postsecondary opportunities.
  • October 2-3, 20232023 MTC Symposium

    We were joined by over 300 attendees in Boston for our 2023 Symposium, Mapping your Journey: Grow, Progress, Share.
  • September 21-23, 2023NACAC Conference

    Eddie Arteaga was in attendance in Baltimore, MD.
  • September 12, 2023ND Network for Personalized Learning Convening

    Chief Program Officer Susie Bell attended the first convening of the North Dakota Network for Personalized Learning. The convening included a select group of North Dakota schools and districts who are receiving personalized, grant-funded technical assistance to transform their educational systems to support personalized, competency-based learning for all students; it also included partner organizations that will support their efforts, including MTC.
  • July 11-14, 2023International ACAC Conference

    Eddie Arteaga participated in a panel discussion, Who Really Benefits with New Models of Student Assessment? This candid discussion represented varied viewpoints on the issues and opportunities that come along with the growth of new assessment models.
  • June 28, 2023MTC Information Session

    Member Development Representative Carl Farrington demonstrated the MTC Learning Record (MLR) for prospective members and highlighted the benefits of joining our consortium.
  • June 14-15, 2023Northern Cass Personalized Learning Institute

    Susie Bell traveled to North Dakota to connect with our ND cohort and lead a breakout session at the 4th annual Personalized Learning Institute, hosted by MTC member Northern Cass.
  • May 24-26, 2023New England ACAC

    Eddie Arteaga was in attendance and led a session titled Applying Mastery: Competency-Based Education and College Admissions. In this session, attendees heard from schools redefining what it means to be college and career ready, as well as from colleges that have reviewed mastery/competency transcripts.
  • May 24, 2023MTC Information Session

    Carl Farrington demonstrated the MTC Learning Record (MLR) for prospective members and highlighted the benefits of joining our consortium.
  • May 20-21, 202321CLBKK

    Susie Bell traveled to Bangkok to lead a session on designing high-quality competencies and learn at the 21st Century Learning Conference, hosted by MTC member Verso International School.
  • May 2, 2023Member Share Series
    Leveraging Place, Space,
    and Partners: Amp Lab

    Fort Wayne Community Schools launched Amp Lab at Electric Works this year for 11th and 12th graders in their 5 area high schools. Learners at Amp Lab spend half of their school day engaged in project-based learning that explicitly leverages design thinking, place and space, and community partnerships. In our final member share, Director Riley Johnson shared more on this pathway design as a pathway to success for all learners.
  • April 26-28, 2023Illinois ACAC Conference

    Eddie Arteaga was in attendance and led a session titled Applying Mastery: Competency-Based Education and College Admissions.
  • April 27, 2023MTC Information Session

    Carl Farrington demonstrated our new MTC Learning Record (MLR) for prospective members and highlighted the benefits of joining our consortium.
  • April 26, 2023CEO Town Hall

    At our annual event for members, CEO Mike Flanagan delved into the current landscape of competency-based education and MTC, and Senior Director of Higher Ed Eddie Arteaga gave updates on the first admissions cycle with the MLR and fourth with the Mastery Transcript.
  • April 17-19, 2023ASU+GSV Summit

    CEO Mike Flanagan and COO Lisa Hicks were in attendance in San Diego, CA.
  • April 13, 2023Member Share Series
    Transforming a Traditional Math Program: Pilgrim School

    Evolving a mathematics program from traditional approaches that have historically focused on computational thinking into a skills-focused, competency-based approach can be daunting. Luckily, Pilgrim School in Los Angeles has begun to crack the code on developing the kinds of learning experiences and assessments that support this evolution. Ryan Grady, Pilgrim’s Head of Secondary School, along with Director of Innovation Megan Holmstrom and Math Teacher Joe Concialdi, shared these shifts and how they have supported learners in the cross-curricular application of math concepts and high-level competencies.
  • April 5, 2023Igniting Change Spring Conference

    Susie Bell led a session on transforming grading practices to more accurately represent student growth while promoting increased academic engagement and access to deeper learning opportunities. Dr. Thomas Guskey, MTC advisor and national expert on mastery learning, keynoted the conference.
  • April 2-4, 2023Texas ACAC Conference

    Eddie Arteaga was in attendance and led a session titled Applying Mastery: Competency-Based Education and College Admissions.
  • March 28, 2023Member Share Series
    When Culture Matters:
    Mercersburg Academy

    How can a centuries-old school reimagine the learner experience? In the first installment of our Member Share Series, Director of Curricular Innovation at Mercersburg Academy John David Bennett shared the progress, epiphanies, and pitfalls of shifting Mercersburg’s culture through the development of their Seven Design Principles of Meaning and Mastery. This webinar highlighted the significance of honoring and reshaping culture simultaneously in order to cultivate fertile ground for change.
  • March 27-28, 2023School Redesign In Action Conference

    MTC's Susie Bell attended SRIA, hosted by Great Schools Partnership and focused on the journey towards educational equity and personalized learning.
  • March 26-28, 2023Deeper Learning Conference

    MTC's Carl Farrington attended DL23, hosted at High Tech High Graduate School of Education and focused on immersing attendees in student-centered learning.
  • March 23, 2023MTC Information Session

    Carl Farrington demonstrated our new MTC Learning Record (MLR) for prospective members and highlighted the benefits of joining our consortium.
  • March 7-8, 2023SXSW EDU 2023

    Mike Flanagan participated in two panels at South by Southwest EDU 2023: Designing Credentials for Innovative School Models and Verifying Qualified Candidates: Proof of Skills.
  • February 9, 20232Rev Graduate Program
    Info Session

    This was one of two informational sessions on 2Revolutions' M.Ed program, Learner-Centered Schools and Systems, developed for educators currently in the classroom. Learn more here.
  • February 8, 2023Engaging More Students,
    More Deeply with GOA

    In partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA), this conversation with system, school, and classroom leaders centered around competency-based learning practices and structures to help realize your Graduate Profile. Panelists included Shaine G., student at Germantown Friends School; Katelyn Williams, school counselor at Greensboro Day School and GOA faculty; Cory Henwood, Innovation Director for Iron County School District; and Eric Hudson, Chief Program Officer at GOA.
  • February 2, 20232Rev Graduate Program
    Info Session

    This was one of two informational sessions on 2Revolutions' M.Ed program, Learner-Centered Schools and Systems, developed for educators currently in the classroom. Learn more here.
  • January 20, 2023Magellan Summit

    MTC's Susie Bell, Chief Program Officer, and Elena Hamilton, Member Engagement Project Manager, presented at the 2023 Magellan Summit in Utah which focused on shifting direction to student-centered learning.

Past Events: 2022

  • January 10, 20232Revolutions: Navigating the Journey Between Standards and Mastery

    This 90-minute, interactive session unpacked the relationship between standards and mastery on the Journey to Mastery Learning. Attendees built greater meaning about the important role standards play and why, alone, they are not sufficient to result in deeper learning and mastery.
  • December 13, 2022Ask MTC Anything Sessions

    Members were welcome to stop by or stay for the whole hour to touch base with MTC staff before the end of the year.
  • November 9, 2022Modern Classrooms Project: Fostering Innovative Practices that Promote Mastery

    In our second partner-led webinar, led by the Modern Classrooms Project (MCP), educators shared what mastery looks like at different ages and stages and MCP shared how to take the first steps to foster innovative practices that support mastery-based learning.
  • October 26, 2022Aurora Institute Virtual Symposium

    Senior Director of Higher Ed Engagement Eddie Arteaga and Edgar Montes facilitated a discussion with Monica Martinez, Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Learning Policy Institute, and Ed Devine, Western Regional Director and Manager of Constituent Relations at Xavier University, entitled Using K-12 Performance Assessments and Competency-Based Transcripts in College Admissions .
  • October 25, 2022COGx: How the Science of Learning Supports Mastery

    In this workshop, led by MTC's partner organization COGx, participants were be introduced to key insights from the science of learning, how these insights can improve instructional practices, and how COGx can support schools through this learning process.
  • October 24, 2022Aurora Institute Virtual Symposium

    Senior Director of Member Engagement, Susie Bell, facilitated a discussion with Tom Klapp, Director of Personalized Learning for the Northern Cass School District, and Gwyneth Connell, English Teacher and Director of The Grauer Institute at Pomfret School, entitled You’ve Designed Your Graduate Profile. What’s Next? Learners Bringing it to Life.
  • October 23, 2022SAIS Annual Conference

    CEO Mike Flanagan's keynote, Finding Focus in a Blurry Future, dove into MTC's exploration of how competency-based credentials can advance student learning across the wider work and learning ecosystem. The path to "the good life" is no longer clear, and he unpacked how members schools are testing new models to span these worlds of K-12, college, and career for conference registrants.
  • October 20, 2022CBExchange

    What happens when learners and educators are focused on a common set of competencies and the learning experiences are designed to help all learners progress towards mastery? Participants learned from educators who have done just this and have implemented the Mastery Transcript across their institutions as the summative record of learning. Chief Learning Officer, Patricia Russell, facilitated Summative Record Format Influences Student Learning: Lessons from MTC as part of the foremost conference on competency-based education for virtual and in-person registrants.
  • October 19, 2022MTC Community Talkback

    How does competency-based credentialing hold such potential to propel students forward along both learning and work pathways, match human talent to opportunities, and empower learners to tell their own stories? This virtual town hall featured representatives of America Succeeds, CAPS Network, Education Reimagined, Envision Learning Partners and Jobs for the Future.
  • November 16, 2022MTC Grow Workshop

    This workshop, modeled on our session at the 2022 Symposium, gave attendees the opportunity to review MTC Grow, identify their school's strengths, and leave with action steps relevant to their unique school environment.
  • October 18, 2022Deep Dive into the MTC Learning Record

    The MTC Learning Record (MLR) is live! Members joined this event to see a full MLR demo and engage in a discussion around how it can benefit their learners.
  • September 28, 2022Office Hours

    Prospective members were welcome to learn more about our products, resources, and supports. Chief Learning Officer Patricia Russell demonstrated the newest versions of our learning records and answered participant questions.
  • September 23, 2022NACAC Conference 2022

    Navigating A Post-Pandemic Admissions Process: Opportunities to Elevate Student Skills, Character, and Knowledge featured Nikki Chun, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at University of Hawaii at Manoa; Jim Bonner, Associate Director of Admissions at University of San Diego; and Casey Decker LaBar, Associate Director of Admission at Chapman University. It was inspired by the resiliency of our members to navigate an intense time in college admission counseling.
  • September 19-20, 20222022 MTC Symposium

    We were thrilled to reconnect with 200+ attendees at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego for our annual Symposium.
  • August 23, 2022Office Hours

    Prospective members were welcome to learn more about our products, resources, and supports. CEO Mike Flanagan demonstrated the newest versions of our learning records and answered participant questions.
  • July 14, 2022Open Office Hours

    Morning and afternoon office hours provided members an opportunity to connect with MTC staff and flesh out their strategic priorities related to mastery learning for the upcoming school year.
  • June 27, 2022ISTELive 22

    It’s a pivotal moment in education. While much has changed, much more is possible. A diverse group of education thought leaders, including CEO Mike Flanagan, discussed their vision and surface barriers to overcome for every student to succeed. "Defining What's Possible for Reinvented Learning: Think Tank Session" used social media and art to enhance the dialogue.
  • June 21, 2022Bringing Learner & Educator Voices Into the Design of Graduation-Level Competencies

    Attendees learned how to include key stakeholder voices in decision making, as well as tips for drafting competencies that become the foundation of a graduate's MTC Learning Record or Mastery Transcript.
  • June 15-16, 2022Northern Cass Personalized Learning Institute

    How can schools/districts accelerate their journey to personalized, competency-based learning? What happens when learners engage in experiences that help them progress towards mastery of competencies prioritized in your school's graduate profile? Senior Director of Member Engagement, Susie Bell, shared strategies for transformation at Northern Cass Personalized Learning Institute.
  • May 23, 2022Reimagining High School:
    Learning from Mastery School of Hawken

    The team at Mastery School of Hawken shared their story of design and iteration in developing a project/community-based approach to mastery learning for their high school learners. Their expertise and insights around creating the conditions for deep, student-driven learning can help guide other schools to reimagine the design of their own learning ecosystems.
  • May 4, 2022Khan Academy Ed Talk with Mike Flanagan

    How can mastery learning lead to student proficiency? CEO Mike Flanagan joined Kristen DiCerbo, PhD to talk about personalized learning, standards-based grading, and how to make it all work in the classroom.
  • April 27, 2022Competency-Mastery Credit Workshop

    Leveraging the recently published What About Credits? resource, this session focused on drafting high quality competencies/ mastery credits.
  • April 14, 2022What School Could Be Game Changer Series

    MTC CEO Mike Flanagan joined board members D'Andre Weaver (Chief Digital Equity Officer of Digital Promise) and Kedra Ishop (VP for Enrollment Management at University of Southern California) for this free event. This conversation detailed how mastery learning is a powerful strategy driving K–12 school transformation and how our Mastery Transcript is helping to break new ground in college admissions practices.
  • April 6, 2022MTC Community Talkback

    All were welcome to join us and hear from innovative education leaders who are implementing mastery learning models. Conversation centered on questions about how and why mastery learning is the way forward.
  • April 5, 2022ASU + GSV Summit

    Human skills - such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity - are in-demand across every sector of the economy. But in an education paradigm shaped by standardized subject-matter tests, what does that look like in practice? CEO Mike Flanagan had the opportunity to speak on this timely panel, Paradigm Shifting: How to Make Durable Skills the New Prioritized Core, in San Diego.
  • March 31, 2022CEO Town Hall

    MTC's CEO, Mike Flanagan, shared updates on all things MTC, provided his take on the competency-based education landscape, previewed upcoming tools currently in development, and answered member questions.
  • February 23, 2022Launching MTC Grow

    In this session, two member schools- Pomfret School and Stuart Hall- shared their experience utilizing MTC Grow and the impacts it has had on their planning and prioritization.

Past Events: 2021

  • January 26, 2022Kickoff:
    Monthly Member Meetings

    MTC is hosting monthly meetings in 2022 to keep members in the know and leverage our collective consortium. In this kickoff session, attendees got a sneak peek of MTC Grow and participated in a Q&A.
  • December 7, 2021Exhibitions of Learner Mastery Using MTC Tools: Session #3

    This webinar series features member school faculty and leaders sharing their experiences, with Q&A as well as engaging brainstorming conversations. In session 3, we heard from Suffield High School regarding their mastery-based senior capstone which utilizes the Exhibitions of Learner Mastery platform.
  • December 2, 2021MTC Parent Talkback

    Ever wonder exactly how to explain personalized, competency-based education to parents and guardians- especially when they may only be accustomed to traditional grades? In this very special conversation, attendees heard first-hand accounts from parents being invited to and included in the Journeys to Mastery Learning.
  • October 28, 2021Exhibitions of Learner Mastery Using MTC Tools: Session #2

    This webinar series features member school faculty and leaders sharing their experiences, with Q&A as well as engaging brainstorming conversations. In session 2, Susie Bell explained the functionality of and steps toward developing an Exhibition of Learner Mastery and held open office hours for schools to pose ideas and questions.
  • October 13, 2021MTC Fall Member Meeting

    In this all-member meeting, members learned about our progress towards changing the paradigm of high school learning for good! We shared updates on product development and releases, engagement opportunities, and our growing list of member schools who've committed to using the Transcript this year.
  • October 5, 2021Exhibitions of Learner Mastery Using MTC Tools: Session #1

    MTC Member Schools have been brainstorming ways to begin using the Transcript Builder tools to catalyze the move to mastery learning within their schools. Whether the opportunities are focused on special program offerings, capstone projects, intersessions or interested student volunteers, we're encouraging our member schools to seize these opportunities as "light lift" ways to start using the MTC digital tools internally.

    This webinar series featured The Workshop at Phillips Academy faculty and leaders sharing their experiences, with Q&A as well as engaging brainstorming conversations.
  • September 30, 2021MTC Utah Talkback

    What does project/competency-based learning look like from a state level?

    This conversation featured Utah State Board of Education's divergent stakeholders—from the classroom to central office—who are partnering to foster mastery learning in their public school district. Takeaways and lessons learned are of extreme value as we kick off another history-making academic year.
  • August 18, 2021Mastery Learning & College Admission Forum with Khan Lab High School

    In addition to a keynote address by Sal Khan, a group of engaging speakers helped us explore mastery-based learning, unpack the Mastery Transcript®, and offered guidance and examples of how admission offices have used it to assess a student’s potential and match for their institutions.
  • July 21, 2021MTC Higher Ed Talkback

    Representatives from University of Michigan, Georgetown, and University of Vermont discussed how the Mastery Transcript® fits into a newly emerging admissions process and makes way for more well-rounded, impassioned college students.
  • May 19, 2021 MTC Learner Talkback

    This student panel was the first in a series of interactive conversations with distinct communities invested in the Mastery Transcript®. Attendees heard from college-bound learners who have matriculated using the Transcript and asked any burning questions to demystify how everything actually comes together for empowered, young adults evidencing their own learning.

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