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/span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Thursday, February 28th<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>3:00p - 4:00p (<a href="http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=1f4efae6850e8bb05fee4025614f7911bbbf25e237738617cd03127de25a20dd" title=register>register</a>)<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><i><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Re-Engineering Information Technology: Design Considerations for Competency Education</span></i><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'> - the latest briefing paper from CompetencyWorks - analyzes and examines components and elements of effective competency-based information systems. Join iNACOL's Susan Patrick and Liz Glowa, the report's author, for a conversation based on interviews and research behind the ideas in <i>Re-Engineering Information Technology </i>to build upon the lessons learned in analyzing information systems developed by competency education innovators, best practices of systemic approaches to information management, and emerging opportunities.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#00548E'>Speakers:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p><ul type=disc><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Susan Patrick, President and CEO, iNACOL<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Liz Glowa, Glowa Consulting<o:p></o:p></span></li></ul></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></td></tr></table><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><div style='mso-element:para-border-div;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='border:none;padding:0in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>ETNews</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'> </span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'>is a service of the</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#0F243E'> </span><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>Office of Educational Technology</span></b><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#632423'>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#404040'>NH Department of Education&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 101 Pleasant Street&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Concord, NH&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03301<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><i><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#404040'>For more information, contact <o:p></o:p></span></i></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>Stan Freeda<o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:#404040'>603.271.5132&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Trebuchet MS","sans-serif";color:navy'><a href="mailto:sfreeda@ed.state.nh.us"><span style='color:blue'>Stanley.Freeda@doe.nh.gov</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/index.htm"><span style='color:blue'>www.education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.opennh.org/"><span style='color:blue'>www.opennh.org</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.nheon.org/"><span style='color:blue'>www.nheon.org</span></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#4F6228'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#5F497A'>&#8220;The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer.&#8221; <i>~ Anthony Chivetta, high school student in Missouri</i></span><span style='font-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:#5F497A'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><i><span style='fo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