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Thursday, October 17 • 11:20am - 12:20pm
Using Competency-Based Learning in the Humanities: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, Room 1202

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As part of our partnership with the Mastery Transcript Consortium, Nueva is pioneering competency-based learning and assessment in a number of new courses. In this presentation, we will share our process of creating an interdisciplinary, competency-based course in the humanities and social sciences that examines artistic and activist responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis. We’ll discuss the exciting challenges and opportunities presented by a team-taught course that responds to student interest and skill, and that incorporates portfolios, asynchronous learning, and travel. Participants will come away with concrete strategies for incorporating competency-based learning in their own classes, on both a micro and macro level.

All disciplines and grade levels are welcome!

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Alegria Barclay

Director of Social Justice, PreK-12, The Nueva School
After many years abroad, working at the International School in Bangkok and the International School of Prague, Alegria returns to the Bay Area to serve as our inaugural equity and social justice coordinator. Alegria works closely with the Board’s Diversity Committee, division heads... Read More →
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Allen Frost

Director of the Innovative Teacher Program, The Nueva School
Allen Frost joins Nueva from Stanford University, where he received his PhD in English in June 2015. His dissertation focused on representations of geography and space in 20th century American novels, from William Faulkner to Jonathan Franzen. At Stanford, he taught courses in American... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Nueva San Mateo Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403