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10 Corporate and Higher Education Examples of Competency-Based Programs

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The initiatives highlighted in this post are interesting and forward-leaning examples of ways that employers and higher education providers are designing competency-based programs.

Helpful Tools for Providing Effective Competency-Based Education

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These tools represent a sampling of some of the best CBE-capable edtech in the areas of learning platforms/learning management systems, curriculum resources, assessment/reporting, and platforms that fall outside of these categories.

Philanthropic Organizations Making an Impact in Competency-Based Education

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The shift to competency-based education (CBE) is inevitable and well underway, but we still have quite a ways to go. These philanthropy organizations are helping to accelerate progress.

On Becoming Student-Centered and Mastery-Based

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom chats with Dr. Susan Bell about Windsor Locks Public Schools and their move to mastery-based learning.

How a California Farming Community is Leading the Global Shift to Competency

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Lindsay Unified has combined mission-driven leadership with remarkable continuity and incremental innovations to promote lifelong self-directed learning. The compounding effect is remarkably aligned schools, a powerful culture, and a system beginning to extend its impact nationally.

Michael Fullan Sees Global Momentum for Deep Learning

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Michael Fullan is Canada’s gift to education. For half a century and with 45 books to his credit, Fullan has been the world’s most persistent and persuasive advocate for powerful learning experiences. Listen in to hear a conversation between Tom and Fullan about the potential for better high school credentials and how the assessment system is changing.

Show What You Know: The Shift to Competency

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Competency-based school models have the potential to better prepare young people for the innovation economy. But what is competency-based? How do we get there? What are the risks?

How IMS is Leading on Interoperability and Credentialing

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Plumbing--you don’t think about it, but can’t imagine life without it. In education, data is now the plumbing, and IMS Global Learning Consortium is the leading standards-setting body. Here, we look at some big announcements from a recent event they hosted.

New NWEA Chief Chris Minnich on the Future of Assessment

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Chris Minnich sees assessment literacy as key to successful assessment, and NWEA has focused on providing extensive professional learning opportunities for teachers to help them to maximize the value of assessments in teaching and learning. Learn more about their approach here.

Curating a Portfolio of Student Pathways: Workspace Education

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By: Robin Lake. I’ve been thinking about Workspace since I left and wondering what to make of it. It’s definitely different and meeting a need. Some families drive an hour to be there, and I can understand why.

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