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Competency-Based Education

Competency-Based Education implies leaving behind the A-F grading scale and designing instruction that includes explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives to empower students with specificity in their learning and at its best, enables them to move at their own pace (often coupled with personalized learning). It also emphasizes the same departure of other modern pedagogy in that students create knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge going forward. This topic impacts credentialing, mastery and assessment.

Competency-Based Education

Home Topics Competency-Based Education
Competency-Based Education implies leaving behind the A-F grading scale and designing instruction that includes explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives to empower students with specificity in their learning and at its best, enables them to move at their own pace (often coupled with personalized learning). It also emphasizes the same departure of other modern pedagogy in that students create knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge going forward. This topic impacts credentialing, mastery and assessment.

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Stress, Anxiety and Human Migration: How can Biology, Art and History Inform?

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By: Dr. Balakrishnan Selvakumar and Dr. Ara C. Brown. High school students explored the nervous system by asking how it senses stress that leads to anxiety. They applied this biological framework of stress to analyze artifacts of human migration that appealed to them, including art panels, literature, historical evidence and immigrant documentaries.

Our Schools Must Adjust to a COVID-19 World

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By: Ulrich Boser. Ulrich shares how educators should focus on community and project-based learning projects during remote learning to create an education system that works for all students.

It’s Time to Reassess Our Understanding of the 4Cs

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David outlines a new vision for the teaching and assessing of 21st century skills that is anchored in cultural awareness and differing ways of expressing competence.

Mastery Learning in Action

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Mastery Learning in Action, a paper recently published by the Mastery Transcript Consortium, offers a comparative structure based on visits and interview from five of its member schools.

19 Year Old Earns Bachelors Degree

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Learn how 19-year-old Tiana Brown just graduated from college debt-free through her innovative high school early college program.

Shining the Competency Education Light on Education in the Time of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has created the conditions for a radical transformation in our schools. Chris discusses how personalized, mastery-based, competency, and proficiency-based approaches help teachers and schools.

Book Review: Reinventing Crediting for CBE

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Reinventing Crediting for Competency Based Education by Jonathan E. Martin explores why our K-12 educational crediting system needs to change, providing both examples for how to lead the change and suggested next steps.

Competency-Based Approaches Focus On Skills, Relevancy and Personalization

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Redefining learning outcomes and assessments by applying competency-based approaches will lead to more personalized and relevant learning.  

Highlander Institute’s Strategy Refresh: Pursuing 20/20 Vision for Personalized Learning

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Cathy Sanford from the Highlander Institute explains how they are shifting their focus for their 9th conference from Blended & Personalized Learning Conference to Personalization 2020.

No Excuse Not to Teach Climate Crisis Mitigation and Adaptation

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The climate crisis and the rise of artificial intelligence will be the dominant issue in the lives of young people for the next 20 years and we have no excuse not teach them about it.

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