By: Janice Walton and Mary Ryerse. Across the country, there is a growing movement to transition away from seat-time and move towards a flexible structure that allows students to progress in their learning after they have demonstrated mastery. Learn more here.
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.
By: Karla Phillips and Carri Schneider. The experiences of Idaho, Utah and Florida around creating pilot state competency-based education programs confirm that a pilot program is a highly effective way for education leaders to kick-start these efforts.
For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 leading schools a year. It’s the most important form of professional learning we do for ourselves and for the educators that accompany us. It’s how we create and update a shared vision of powerful learning. This page features some…
In this post, we look at examples of state policies grouped by their features of flexibility from time-based systems, competency-based diplomas, acceptance of competency-based diplomas and credits by higher education, flexible learning, state assessments, and innovation pilots.
The organizations discussed in this post are interesting and forward-leaning groups moving the needle forward in terms of our collective understanding of what competency education is, and what it could be.
Redefining learning outcomes and assessments by applying competency-based approaches will lead to more personalized and relevant learning.
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.
This new report provides a holistic look at the culture surrounding, and possible improvements for, current efforts to achieve competency-based education. Learn more here.
By: Tom Vander Ark and Mary Ryerse. This week's episode of the Getting Smart Podcast features an in-depth look at the equity imperative behind competency-based education, current barriers to CBE, and five key points to move the field toward CBE for all.