Symposium: Sept 19-20, 2022

Stay tuned for MTC 2023 Symposium registration- coming March 1st!

Accelerating Your Journey
to Mastery Learning

MTC is excited to host our 2022 Symposium in San Diego, CA.
Join us for a chance to:


Learn from and with colleagues across the MTC network and schools interested in joining.


Engage with trusted experts in mastery learning and school change, including the MTC team.


Honor the progress that your school has already made in your Journey.


Develop a realistic and forward-looking set of next steps relevant to your school context.

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Unveiling the Learning Record

The MTC Learning Record is a game changer. We are proud of the traction that our members have achieved over the past three school years with the Mastery Transcript- over 250 colleges and universities have accepted learners from our "sending schools". The Learning Record enables schools to continue the shift to mastery learning while still using traditional transcripts. It captures and reports the competency-based learning of students.

Who is a good candidate for the Learning Record? A member looking to:

  • Bring their Profile of a Graduate to life.
  • Adopt the Mastery Transcript in the future and, in the interim, familiarize learners with the system by tracking a subset of competencies.
  • Track competencies associated with a specific program, workshop, or capstone.

The Learning Record is flexible and intended for learners exploring a number of different postsecondary pathways. It can be published and sent to colleges, employers, training programs, and more. The Symposium will feature sessions to help schools visualize use cases, develop systems, and hit the ground running with this new tool.

Symposium Details

Dates: September 19-20, 2022
Location: Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA

The Symposium will take place in the conference center at the Bahia Resort Hotel. At this point, the discounted block of rooms we have reserved at the Bahia is full. Breakfast and lunch are provided in the ticket cost. If you have any allergies, you will be able to indicate them on the registration form.

Learning Day
Mon, Sept 19, 8am-5pm PT
Planning Day
Tues, Sept 20, 8am-1:30 pm
Welcome BreakfastBreakfast
Breakout Workshop Sessions 1Mastery Transcript Sending School Leader Panel
Higher Education Admissions Leader Panel
Featuring Kedra Ishop from USC
Strategic Planning Session Using MTC Grow;
Breakout Session for Sending Schools
Lunch with Affinity GroupsThe Future of Mastery Learning and MTC
Breakout Workshop Sessions 2Closing Lunch
Member School Sharing;
Breakout Session for College Counselors
Session with Mike Flanagan, MTC CEO

Registration is now closed for both members and schools that are interested in joining the MTC consortium.

Session Highlights

Sign-ups for a suite of targeted breakout sessions aligned with the Journeys to Mastery Learning framework will be shared later in the summer. See below for a sample of session previews centered around questions commonly posed by members.

Higher Education

How are colleges and universities responding to the Mastery Transcript?

MTC's Edgar Montes will moderate a dynamic panel of college admissions and sending school leaders- including Kedra Ishop, Vice President of Enrollment Management at USC- digging into the unique space that the Mastery Transcript occupies within the current admissions landscape.
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How can our learners develop skills that impact the larger community?

Attendees will discover and begin to develop teaching practices that center classroom learning on individual student growth, critical skills, knowledge, and community impact. By introducing change at the classroom level, educators and leaders will cultivate actionable strategies to transcend rigid school structures and shift risk-averse cultures to communities that tackle and embrace complex challenges.
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What practical strategies can be used to transform learning and grading in our classroom/school?

In this session, Castilleja School will share their work developing a Mastery Based Grading practice in the sciences. Using this as a springboard, the session will showcase an approach to school change centered on catalyzing early adopters and scaling equity and student-centered practices. Attendees will engage in practical strategies and collective problem solving to get specific about supporting meaningful change.
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How do we measure what matters (LEARNING!) in a mastery-based model?

Performance assessment is an essential component of a modern, mastery-based education. In this session, we learn the principles of high-quality performance assessment and how to systemize those principles in your learning community. Participants sketch a plan for developing a performance assessment system for their own schools and identify opportunities for high-leverage assessment practices (such as portfolio-defense or student-led conferences).

How can we redesign to incorporate the key elements of competency-based education?

At the forefront of the movement towards competency-based education (CBE), join Global Online Academy staff for an exploration into the history of CBE, how it can be designed for different school systems, and how its basis in equity makes it the path forward.
College Counselors

Is our school ready to issue MTC Learning Records as we work toward the full Mastery Transcript?

College and School Counselors have a pivotal role in career exploration and the college application process. This session is designed to help college counselors learn more about the key features of and differences between the Mastery Transcript and Learning Record.
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How are other members implementing mastery learning in their schools?

One of the unique benefits of MTC membership is our network of like-minded school change leaders. Member schools will share learnings from their unique school contexts.

What is the "why" behind best teaching practices in mastery learning?

Attendees of this session will learn more about the cognitive science behind learning and how it can be utilized to develop successful learners. Educators will explore practical applications of the principles of cognitive science and how these are deeply integrated with the goals of mastery learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

1When does registration close and what does it include?
Registration is now closed. It includes access to all session content, as well as breakfast and lunch on both days.
2How many people from my team should attend?
Sending a team is encouraged, but not required. Teams might include a member of the school leadership, a college counselor, and the dean of academics/director of curriculum. Breakout sessions will allow for a differentiated experience for multiple team members, and you can include up to four when you register.
3My school/district wants to offer a session. Can we?
Member school proposals have closed. If you have questions, please click the button to email us, below.
4Should we bring anything in order to be ready for planning day?
There is no preparation required, but it will be helpful to have a computer handy to engage fully with our sessions. It will also be helpful to have a copy of your Portrait of a Graduate/ competency framework, if you have one.
5I already purchased and rolled over my ticket(s). Do I need to do anything else?
If you already purchased and chose to rollover your tickets, then you do not need to do anything else. Later in the summer, you will receive the information to select your breakout sessions.
6I registered, but I am no longer able to attend the Symposium. Can I get a refund?
If you are no longer able to attend, we can refund your ticket cost (less Formsite fees) through September 7th.