Month 27, 2018
Webinar on Resources for Developmental Education Using Competency-Based Education
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 4–5 p.m. EST
More on the Webinar
Community colleges and technical education institutions are using multiple strategies to accelerate learning and encourage postsecondary completion. Those strategies include competency-based education (CBE), which allows students to learn at their own pace; open educational resources (OER), which save money and time; and online training, which offers flexibility for students. Lord Fairfax Community College combines all three to offer soft skills, developmental education, and occupational training for career pathways in healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing through its Knowledge to Work portal. The portal, which will be demonstrated in the webinar, uses nationally recognized competency frameworks mapped to instructional content. Attendees will also learn about other OERs for developmental education on SkillsCommons. In addition, Jobs for the Future will present the latest research on and approaches to delivering developmental education on a national level.
This webinar is part of a series showcasing strategies and resources developed by community colleges that are of broad interest to institutions engaged in career-focused education and training. Upcoming webinars will address affordable learning solutions, sustaining grant funded projects, and free resources for apprenticeship and work-based learning; previous topics (available as recordings) explore making industry experts into expert instructors to increase student success, and scaling career pathways in Wisconsin. For more information, please visit Innovations Leading to Career Success Webinar Series.
The Knowledge to Work portal and the many resources available on SkillsCommons were produced by grantees of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education.
John Milam, executive director, Knowledge to Work TAACCCT Grant, Lord Fairfax Community College
Joe Deegan, program manager, Building Economic Opportunity Group, Jobs for the Future
Cheryl Martin, program manager, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Erin Berg, community college program specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education