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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.

New Zealand Leads the Way on Competency-Based Learning: Part 2

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In part one, I highlighted the research underpinnings, move toward equity, and cultural roots at play in New Zealand's competency-based education. Here, I conclude those thoughts with takeaway notes from some of New Zealand's leading experts.

New Zealand Leads the Way on Competency-Based Learning: Part 1

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By: Susan Patrick. New Zealand has been exploring competency-based learning and assessment as a way to move toward education equity for decades. Here, I look at where they're headed and lessons from the journey so far.

Designing Courses for Efficient Learning and Actionable Data

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By: Laura Seuscheck. Despite advances in technology, many non-traditional education providers are still struggling to develop high-quality, student-centered, personalized learning experiences. Here are some tips to help.

Two Reports Indicate Progress on Proficiency-Based Education in New England

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Graduation rates in six New England states rose from 80% in 2009 to almost 88% in 2015 according to a new report from the Great Schools Partnership. This is largely due to a focus on competency-based education.

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