Symposium: Sept 19-20, 2022

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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.

Session Highlights

The Symposium is comprised of a Learning Day and a Planning Day. This intentionally frontloads learning to equip members with the tools they need to develop and implement tangible next steps. Sign-ups for a suite of targeted breakout sessions aligned with the Journeys to Mastery Learning framework will be shared later in the summer. There will also be whole-group sessions relevant to all attendees. See below for a sample of session previews centered around questions commonly posed by members.

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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. We are currently accepting session proposals from members to share learnings from their unique school context. Interested in leading a session? Click here. Submissions close June 30.
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, digging into the unique space that the Mastery Transcript occupies within the current admissions landscape.

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.

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.

How can we support learners at different places along their learning journey?

By leveraging innovative facilitation practices that place students at the center of learning, educators create opportunities for truly personalized instruction. This session will explore the support that educators need to implement self-paced, mastery-based learning and how leaders create responsive, innovative cultures focused on learner needs.

Symposium Details

Dates: September 19-20, 2022
Location: Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA
Times: Day 1: 8am-5pm, Day 2: 8am-1:30pm

The Symposium will take place in the conference center at the Bahia Resort Hotel. If you choose to stay at the Bahia, take advantage of our group hotel rate via the link below. Breakfast and lunch are provided in the ticket cost. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, you will be able to indicate them on the registration form.

Registration will open for schools interested in joining our membership on July 1. Please check back for the prospective member registration link on or after that date.

Frequently Asked Questions

1When does registration close and what does it include?
Registration will close on August 1. 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?
Absolutely! We are currently reviewing member school proposals. You can submit your proposal here by June 30.
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 form to select your breakout sessions.