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.
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.
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?
By: Shelly Blake-Plock. A Learning Engineer is someone who draws from evidence-based information about human development — including learning — and seeks to apply these results at scale to create affordable, reliable, data-rich learning environments. Learn more here.
By: Jeff Wetzler. What is it that makes summer camp so motivating for young people? What does this mean for school design? Here, we take a detailed look at the answers to these questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.