1-Year Professional Learning Cohort
an exploratory learning experience for districts interested in learner-centered systems change
TRANSFORM: Leaders Cohort, led by the Ohio Department of Education, KnowledgeWorks and a consortium of Education Service Center (ESC) partners, will select up to twelve (12) districts who will explore strategic steps toward learner-centered systems change in Ohio during the 2023-24 academic year.
Participating districts will engage in a self-assessment process, which can serve as a roadmap for the planning and implementation of personalized, competency-based learning. These school districts will receive guidance, personalized coaching and technical support to pursue their vision for a district-wide personalized, competency-based learning system.
Ohio TRANSFORM FAQ Final-PDF.pdf
Assistance in facilitating a comprehensive self-assessment around system level competencies to inform next steps on your personalized, competency-based learning journey
Support and coaching from KnowledgeWorks, ESC’s and leaders in the field
Access to industry-leading insights, resources and tools for personalized, competency-based learning
Opportunities to contribute to scaling and sustaining personalized, competency-based learning in the state
Access to professional learning opportunities on policy support, advocacy strategies, and strategic foresight approaches
Data and quality improvement supports to help inform goal setting and action planning
TRANSFORM Cohort Commitments
1. Self-Assessment & Goal Setting: Participating school districts agree to lead a self-assessment and planning process to identify readiness, strengths and opportunities for growth and action across the district utilizing KnowledgeWorks’ District Conditions for Scaling Personalized Learning.
2. Coaching: KnowledgeWorks coaches will provide real-time, personalized support to eachTRANSFORM district. Virtual, recurring monthly calls will serve as a check-in for personalized technical assistance and support for each district leader cohort.
3. In Person Convenings and Virtual Meetings: Districts will attend four (4) in-person convenings and three, 2-hour virtual meetings during the 2023-24 school year. View Proposed Schedule.
Review these reading prior to commitment
Ohio Personalized Learning Framework
What is Competency-Based Education
Finding Your Path: A Navigation Tool for Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning
*Note: language around this work is different across the country and your district might use a term that is different than personalized learning or personalized, competency-based learning. How the work is defined is more important than what the work is called.
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