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6 Tips for Creating Powerful Assessments for Your Students

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By: Melissa Maypole. Assessments are no longer simply tests that students fret about or neglect to study for. As you probably know (likely based off of first-hand experience), today’s environment of heightened accountability for educators has made them stressful for teachers as well.

Getting Smart Podcast | Competency-Based Blended Language Learning

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Language teacher Jennie Taranovich shares more about her success after shifting to a personalized and competency-based classroom environment that helps individual students meet their respective academic goals.

Student Agency: Creating An Integrated and Authentic K-12 Approach

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By: Kate Bean. What does authentic student agency look like and how can we move beyond the surface to create a student-driven learning experience for elementary students as well as high schoolers preparing for college and career?

Supporting Teachers with Professional Learning at District 51

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As Mesa County Valley School District 51 continues its shift to a competency-based education model, it is also shifting its focus on professional development to professional learning for educators.

Laying the Foundation for Competency Education with Culture and Climate

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As they transition to a competency-based learning model, Mesa County Valley School District 51 is also focusing on creating a robust, empowered culture of learning with growth mindset, social and emotional learning and Habits of Mind at its very core.

Holacracy: Organizing For Change At District 51

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Holacracy is a system for self-organizing, so that as context changes, so can the organization. Here is more on how Mesa Valley County School District 51 is implementing this model internally as they shift to a competency-based education system.

Growing Into The Framework: A District’s CBE Implementation Strategy

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In its journey to shift to a competency-based learning model, Mesa County Valley School District 51 leadership is working to ensure there is strong support in place for all of its 44 schools as they grow into this new framework.

The Vision of Performance-Based Education at District 51

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During my visit to District 51 in Colorado to observe its shift to competency-based education, I learned more about how leadership is shaping the overall vision to create a culture that includes growth mindset and social & emotional learning.

Building Community Consensus for District Change

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I visited Mesa County Valley School District 51 in Colorado for a week to observe its shift to competency-based education. Here are highlights on how leadership is building consensus and shaping community engagement for input on changes.

Getting Smart Podcast | District 51 On Building a Performance-Based Education System

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In this episode of the podcast, Superintendent Steve Schultz and Executive Director of Performance-Based Systems Rebecca Midles share more on Mesa County Valley School District 51's efforts to shift to a competency-based education model.

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