MTC Events

 

The MTC team is often hosting, speaking at, and/or attending a number of events around the country. We encourage MTC members—or those interested in joining us—to get in touch and connect with us at an upcoming event. We always look forward to meeting our members!

 

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Fridays: October 02, 2020Fireside Chat:
    College Admissions in Context

    MTC's Fall Fridays Member Symposium kicks off with "College Admissions in Context" — a fireside-style conversation between Stacy Caldwell, CEO of MTC, and Angel Perez, PhD, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and a member of MTC's Higher Education Advisory Group.

    They will engage in a conversation about all things college admissions in the context of calls for racial justice, COVID-19, and the movement to mastery learning across the globe.
  • Fall Fridays: October 02, 2020Next Gen Learning Challenges:
    Hybrid Learning and CBE

    What does effective competency-based education look like in remote and hybrid learning environments? Two of NGLC’s national set of next gen learning grantees that have emerged as influential leaders in CBE say that “anywhere, anytime” learning is a fundamental hallmark of this approach. Participants in this session will learn about the ways VLACS and Building 21 are making CBE work during a pandemic — with many deep implications for school and district reform once the pandemic subsides.
  • Fall Fridays: October 02, 2020Greg Curtis Consulting:
    Curating quality evidence for the Mastery Transcript®

    Portfolios are a powerful learning tool, especially during disruptive times such as these. Good portfolio frameworks support students’ conscious and targeted engagement with artifacts of learning. However, schools have often not leveraged the potential of portfolios effectively.

    Students need to do more than simply collect artifacts. They need to select good evidence aligned with articulated learning goals, interpret its quality and reflect deeply on its meaning to them as learners. This requires intent and support, especially in a Mastery environment focused on evidence.

    During this session with Greg Curtis, we will explore tools and strategies to support students in using their portfolios to look both backwards and forwards to understand and drive their learning.
  • Fall Fridays: October 09, 2020MTC Product Roadmap Update

    Join the MTC Product Team for an overview of this past year's accomplishments with the Pilot of the Mastery Transcript®, and an introduction to upcoming projects and plans for the coming year.

    Mike Flanagan, Chief Product Officer and DJ Roth, Technical Product Manager will walk you through where we've been and where we are going with new features in the Mastery Transcript Reader and the Mastery Transcript Builder.
  • Fall Fridays: October 09, 2020Virtual Defenses with Envision Learning Partners

    In the initial shift to distance learning last spring, we heard educators across the country asking a similar question, “Now that students are at home, how do I know they are not googling the answers to the test?” Our response, which has only deepened as school remains virtual in many places across the country, is “perhaps you want to rethink the test...”

    Defenses of learning are an incredibly meaningful way for teachers and students alike to know what students know. This is true when we have the joy of being in person with each other, and is also true in a virtual context.

    This workshop will ask participants to consider the conditions they currently face as educators, create design principles that can guide their thinking, and even brainstorm a version of a defense of learning they can try out right now.
  • Fall Fridays: October 09, 2020Rinkema and Williams:
    Building a Transferable Model of Learning

    It is our obligation as educators to prepare our students for a world full of complexity, uncertainty, and unrelenting and constantly evolving streams of information. In order to do this, we must build (or rebuild) our systems of learning to be flexible and transferable.

    During this interactive workshop, members will experience what a standards-based lesson can feel like when the focus is on transferable skills. We will model a simple system that not only transfers from content to content and throughout grade levels, but also sets up our learners for life outside of and after school.
  • Fall Fridays: October 16, 2020Great Schools Partnership:
    How Grading Systems Create School Culture

    Grading and reporting systems do more than communicate each students' progress — they also can help create the culture in a school, or they can undermine the culture that a school is trying to build.

    In this session, led by Great Schools Partnership, we will review the eight central tenets that guide effective and equitable grading systems. We will also explore sample policies and grading guidelines from schools that have used these tenets to successfully re-design the systems they use to score student work and report student grades in an effort to lead to more equitable outcomes.

    As schools transition to using the Mastery Transcript, these principles will support your school in taking these initial steps towards more cohesive and complete communication of student skills, knowledge and dispositions.
  • Fall Fridays: October 16, 2020Korda Institute for Teaching: Mastery-Based Teaching

    Mastery learning provides a vehicle for equity and agency through education. HOW we implement it is the key.

    At a time of extreme isolation, social distancing and racial injustice, educators are achieving high levels of engagement and personalized learning with a teaching methodology that has been successfully implemented in hundreds of K12 classrooms, in person and now online.

    Learn core elements of this method that is rooted in cognitive science and results in student empowerment and deep learning of 21st century skills and academic content while students solve real problems for local organizations, from Doris Korda of the Korda Institute of Teaching.
  • Fall Fridays: October 16, 2020New Member Meetup

    Our new school members who have joined us since June — and anyone else who’d like to convene and welcome them — are invited to connect on all things mastery, learn about member offerings, and network with like-minded peers committed to transforming learning for good.

    We look forward to meeting you (again) and welcoming you!
  • Fall Fridays: October 23, 2020Jay McTighe:
    Aligned Curriculum and Instruction Systems for Mastery Learning

    To realize the aims of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, schools will need to move toward a competency-based system for developing 21st Century Skills along with a focus on: academic content outcomes, increase the use of project-based learning, collect evidence of authentic performance within and across disciplines, allow greater personalization of learning, and develop a grading/transcript approach for documenting all of the above.



    Drawing on two recent books, Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools, 2nd ed. (Solution Tree, 2019) and Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects: Tools for Meaningful Learning and Assessment (ASCD, 2020), Jay McTighe will present ideas for creating the kind of aligned Curriculum and Assessment System called for by the MTC.
  • Fall Fridays: October 23, 2020Global Online Academy (GOA):
    Principles of high-quality, inline competency-based learning

    How might online/hybrid learning support mastery and personalization in schools?

    This workshop will guide participants through a design process that shows them how to apply principles of high-quality online learning to support competency-based learning. Participants will practice strategies GOA has honed over a decade of designing passion-based, learner-centered online courses, strategies that support the three pillars of competency-based learning: agency, equity, and transfer.

    We will also consider some tools and technical skills teachers need to do this work.
  • Fall Fridays: October 23, 2020Member School Share:
    Anti-racism efforts

    We invite member schools to join us and share their efforts toward tackling systems and structures that perpetuate racism and other injustices within their schools.

    We know many of you are hard at work in creating the momentum and real change necessary to eradicate racial injustice from your school environments — and we are eager to highlight your successes within mastery learning environments.

    — How does a mastery learning philosophy and approach lead to greater equity and justice in schools?
    — Who needs to be involved in the work?
    — What strategies have been most effective at starting and sustaining real change?

    We’ll have open conversations about all these questions as we come together to combat racism in all its forms.
  • Fall Fridays: October 30, 2020MTC College Counselors Session

    Periodically, we love to gather our college counselors for a review of all that's been happening as schools continue to send the Mastery Transcript®.

    Join Edgar Montes for a session designed specifically for college counseling staff to learn about the first Pilot year of sending the Mastery Transcript, and the resulting updates and changes that have been implemented to enhance the experience of building the Mastery Transcript for students, and how Higher Education interacted with the transcript this past year.
  • Fall Fridays: October 30, 2020Fall Fridays Wrap-Up and Next Steps for Member Engagement

    Join us for the final session of Fall Fridays to provide feedback on the Symposium and to hear what we have in store for member engagement experiences in the coming months!
  • OngoingRegister for Challenge Success-Stanford Student Survey

    Registration is open now to members for the Challenge Success-Stanford Student Survey! This survey is available to all MTC member schools at a special rate. Use the survey to make data-driven decisions. Sign up here.

Past Events: 2020

  • September 08/14/22, 2020Webinar Update for Member Schools

    Back to School 2020-2021: As our members return to school in a variety of formats and models, MTC would love to provide members with an update on our projects and a glimpse into our future offerings.
  • August 10 to 14, 2020Sustainability: Building Capacity to Sustain Change Over Time

    "Sustainability: Building Capacity to Sustain Change Over Time" is the fifth and final in the MTC Professional Learning Courses for member schools, offered this academic year. Each course is online and designed to meet our member schools where they are in their unique journeys to the Mastery Transcript. The total time commitment for this course is about four to six hours. Member schools may register soon.
  • July 27 to 31, 2020Alignment: Ensuring Culture and Structures Support Mastery Learning

    "Alignment: Ensuring Culture and Structures Support Mastery Learning" is the fourth of five, distinct courses in the MTC Professional Learning Courses for member schools. This course focuses on the elements of school beyond the classroom that must change to support mastery learning. Using a case study approach, participants have a chance to explore how a variety of mastery-based schools are designed in terms of time, space, grading and reporting, and human resources. The total time commitment for this course is about four to six hours. Member schools may register online.
  • July 13 to 17, 2020Learning Model: Define How Learning and Teaching Will Change

    "Learning Model: Define How Learning and Teaching Will Change" is the third of five, distinct courses in the MTC Professional Learning Courses for member schools. Each course is online and designed to meet our member schools where they are in their unique journeys to the Mastery Transcript. The total time commitment for this course is about four to six hours. Member schools may register online.
  • April 23 to 30, 2020MTC Online Member School Symosium

    MTC's Member School Symposium has been moved online — a great opportunity for professional learning and connection across our entire membership; and instead of two days in San Diego, the offerings are scheduled over the entire week to provide you with all the flexibility you need. Visit community.mastery.org/events for details.
  • March 30 to April 3, 2020Sustainability: Building Capacity to Sustain Change Over Time

    "Sustainability: Building Capacity to Sustain Change Over Time" is the fifth and final in the MTC Professional Learning Courses for member schools, offered this academic year. Each course is online and designed to meet our member schools where they are in their unique journeys to the Mastery Transcript. The total time commitment for this course is about four to six hours. To learn more, please read our announcement. Member schools may register online now. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
  • January 12 to 17, 2020Learning Model: Define How Learning and Teaching Will Change

    "Learning Model: Define How Learning and Teaching Will Change" is the third of five, distinct courses in the MTC Professional Learning Courses for member schools. Each course is online and designed to meet our member schools where they are in their unique journeys to the Mastery Transcript. The total time commitment for this course is about four to six hours. To learn more, please read our announcement. Member schools may register online now. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

2019

  • Dec 10, 2019

    Join us for our quarterly webinar: "Welcome Meeting for New MTC Member Schools." All members are encouraged to attend, especially new members who have joined since September. Get an overview of our many exciting member resources and opportunities and bring any questions you may have. Log in to our community site for the Zoom link and more information.
  • November 18–22, 2019

    "Graduate Profile: Define Success for All Learners" is the second of five, distinct courses in the MTC Professional Learning Courses for member schools. Each course is online and designed to meet our member schools where they are in their unique journeys to the Mastery Transcript. The total time commitment for this course is about four to six hours. To learn more, please read our announcement. Member schools may register online now. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
  • October 21–25, 2019

    "Purpose and Vision: Define a Compelling Reason to Innovate" is the first of five, distinct courses in the MTC Professional Learning Courses for member schools. Each course is online and designed to meet our member schools where they are in their unique journeys to the Mastery Transcript. The total time commitment for this course is about four to six hours. To learn more, please read our announcement.
    Member schools may register online now. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
  • September 26-27, 2019

    Meeting for member-school Site Directors, September 26-27, 2019, The Hotel at the University of Maryland. Registration is now open.
    Member-school Site Directors: Register now!
  • August 28, 2019

    Webinar for Members! This webinar will be hosted with the team from Challenge Success to introduce interested member schools to the CSSSS. As you learned from the July newsletter, the CSSSS can provide schools with valuable data regarding students’ school experiences, which can then inform stakeholders regarding the need for system-wide change at your school. Staff from MTC and Challenge Success will share an overview of the survey and talk about what steps are taken when a school decides to administer it.

    Registering for the webinar is an indication of interest only – there is no obligation to actually use the survey. If you are interested, however, please join us!

    This will be a Zoom webinar – registrants for this event will received a Zoom Link 1-2 days before the scheduled webinar.

    The webinar is scheduled for August 28, from 3 to 4 p.m. EDT. Register now!

  • August 12–23, 2019

    Mastery Learning Series, “Introduction to Mastery Learning,” for member school leaders and teachers, August 12-23, 2019, Online.
    Learn more and register.
  • July 29-August 9, 2019

    Mastery Learning Series, “Leading for Mastery Learning Lab,” for member school leaders and teachers, July 29-August 9, 2019, Online – Cancelled.
  • July 8-19, 2019

    Meeting for member-school Site Directors, September 26-27, 2019, The Hotel at the University of Maryland. Registration is now open. Member-school Site Directors: Register now!
  • June 25, 2019

    Webinar for Members! MTC will host a webinar exclusively for member heads of school, principals, and superintendents who would like an opportunity to take a tour of the transcript with Mike Flanagan, MTC’s Chief Product Officer. We will provide an update on our Pilot and Beta Testing Schools, and facilitate a Q&A about all things Mastery. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, from 3 to 4 p.m. EST. Members stay tuned for the registration link by email.
  • June 17-28, 2019

    Mastery Learning Series, “Introduction to Mastery Learning,” for member school leaders and teachers, June 17-28, 2019, Online Learn more and register.
  • May 30, 2019

    Office Hours for Members! Do you have questions about the Mastery Transcript? Would you like to ask MTC about different components of the transcript or about your work in mastery learning? Would you like to connect with other colleagues about specific challenges and opportunities you’re experiencing in your school? Then join MTC’s Office Hours on Thursday, May 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. EST! Join us for a low-key Q&A session with no set agenda–just bring your questions! Members stay tuned for the registration link in email. We hope to see you there!
  • May 6-7, 2019

    Meeting for member-school Site Directors, September 26-27, 2019, The Hotel at the University of Maryland. Registration is now open. Member-school Site Directors: Register now!
  • April 24, 2019

    Member School Webinars: Student Voices – Feedback on the Mastery Transcript, April 24, 2019 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EST Member-schools only: Register now!

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