Equity & Access

Chan Zuckerberg Backs Personalized Learning R&D Agenda

This month Tom traveled to the Fusion conference where he sat down with Bror Saxberg and Jim Shelton of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to hear more about their personalized learning and R&D agenda.

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Competency-Based Education

What The Learning Sciences Tell us about Competency Education

By Bror Saxberg - With automated tools and instructional support, there’s never been a better time to be a “learning engineer.” Here's what data and science have to say about Competency-Based Education.

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Competency-Based Education

Show What You Know: The Shift to Competency

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?

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Personalized Learning

Pathways to Personalization: Highlander Institute’s Framework for School Change

A problems-of-practice approach also lends itself to models that improve the system we have rather than lead to breakthrough innovations. In particular, it’s hard for one or two pilot teachers to build a competency-based system where students are learning at six different learning levels in multiple subjects.

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Competency-Based Education

40 Competency-Based Education Publications and Resources

We've been hard at work researching the landscape of competency-based education (CBE). The resources highlighted in this post contain valuable, thought-provoking ideas that are helpful in understanding what CBE is, how to communicate about it, and how to plan for it.

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Future of Learning

On Spreading Learning Innovations: Pandemic Update

Innovations in learning is one of the most important change forces for good, and developing new ways to scale quality will be as important as new approaches to learning in the future.

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Future of Learning

Invention Opportunity: Measuring What Matters

By: Devin Vodicka. It's time for an invention opportunity around assessments - create new policies, practices, and tools that encourage the development of purposeful goals tied to whole-child and competency-based learning progressions.

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Podcasts

David Conley on Next Generation Assessment

In the latest Getting Smart podcast, Dr. David Conley, a professor in the college of education at the University of Oregon, discusses his new book and offers 10 principles for better assessment—and a vision for how assessment can be integrated into learning.

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