During this conference, within the tenets of competency education, we will consider the necessary evolution of instructional and assessment practices to meet the changing needs of learners in modern society. Join us to discuss and study practical instructional techniques to implement project-based learning (PBL). A morning keynote address will focus on principles of competency education, 21st century skills, and evolving instructional and assessment practices. Breakout sessions in the morning and afternoon will follow the keynote and cover: Blended Basics: Using Technology and Data to Personalize Learning; Centers-based Instruction (K-12); Project-based Learning and Instruction (K-6); Next Steps Design (K-6); and Next Steps Design (Gr. 7-12).