Laurie Gagnon and Cory Henwood on Learner Records and Next Gen Credentialing

Key Points

  • Visiting schools is a great way to kickstart innovation and further open the eyes of innovative educators. 

  • States should create the space for local educators to get inspired and deliver.

Podcast: Learner Records and Next Gen Credentialing

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Rebecca Midles is joined by Laurie Gagnon, CompetencyWorks Program Director and an author on some recent publications from the Aurora Institute: Next Generation Credentials and Work-Based Learning Policy. 

Also, as an example of states moving forward, to help advance innovations in its Personalized, Competency-Based Learning (PCBL) pilot program, Utah has partnered with the Mastery Transcript Consortium to provide the learner record and resources to schools and districts making the shift. 

We’re also joined by Cory Henwood, Innovation Director at Iron County Schools in Utah to discuss some of this work which was highlighted in the recent Aurora Institute report. 


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