MooseTech, an annual regional #EdTech conference that happens every March & brings together districts and educators to focus on technology integration and deep learning.
(Un)Conferences strive to be organic in their function. The agenda is set the morning of the conference. The agenda is set by the people in attendance. Also known as "EdCamps," (un)conferences are the epitome of "Professional Development: Of the People, By the People, and For the People." EdCamps are free to attend.
Proficiency-based education (PBE) has synonyms, like "standards-based education," "competency-based education," and "mastery-based education." PBE's core purposes include improving feedback & communication of student learning; setting high and clear expectations of what is to be learned; providing various pathways to achieve those expectations; and flexibility in the time it takes for the learning to occur ("learning is the constant; time is the variable"). Maine law requires high schools in Maine to develop and implement a proficiency-based diploma. This shift from a traditional-system of education (based on an industrial-age model) requires a tremendous amount of time, effort, planning, thought, time, trial, time, focus, time, and... time.
With the need for time, collaboration, and connection (or "cross-pollination) of schools and districts to make a proficiency-based learning system work, combined with the purpose and functionality of an (un)conference, along with the existing structure and system of MooseTech, we bring you: