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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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Support STEM Education Through Student-Centered Challenges

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By: Shannon Robinson. Shannon shares how Project-based learning (PBL) provides the contextualized and authentic experiences necessary for students to build STEM skills.

Using OER to Increase Collaboration, Relevance, and Engagement

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By: Katie Martin. Despite our deepest desire to be back in schools, we know that students and teachers will likely have to engage from a distance as the numbers increase, which can be more efficient, relevant, and effective when resources are digital.

Claudette Trujillo on Implementing and Sustaining Competency-Based Education

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On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Rebecca Midles sits down with Claudette Trujillo to discuss effective competency-based education.

Get the F Out

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The pandemic has created new opportunities for how to define success for our students. It starts with getting rid of the "F".

Change Management at Harmony Public Schools: When Prior Innovations Become Status Quo

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By: Burak Yilmaz. Through the development of a competency-based microcredential system, Harmony Public Schools has become a place where all educators with a growth mindset can thrive.

Finding Your Entry Point to Mastery Learning

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Chris shares two questions and two resources to help find your entry point to mastery learning.

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.

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