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.
Getting Smart Town Hall Recap: Let’s Talk About C.B.E.: Competency-Based Everything
On the most recent Getting Smart Town Hall, Let’s Talk about C.B.E.: Competency-Based Everything, we brought in a few of our friends to serve as guests and lend their valuable expertise to the audience’s wonderings about competency-based education (CBE). We were joined by Claudette Trujillo of Westminster Public Schools, Laura…
Developing Racial-Cultural Literacy through Fiction Reading and Literature Guides
The beauty of literature rests in the possibilities of counter, alter, and micro-narratives that can relay the importance of inclusion to its readers. Here's how literature guides can help learners develop racial-cultural literacy.
Education is Equity Work: New Resource and Customizable Toolkit to Help
KnowledgeWorks engaged with more than 60 new and diverse stakeholders to create the 2020 edition of the Educator Competencies; a new resource toolkit for educators.
Are You Putting Learners First? Here are 8 Ways to Check Yourself
Shifting to a learner-centered design frame of mind is becoming more crucial in order to adapt to learners changing educational needs. Here are ways to ensure you are putting the learner first.
School Isn’t About Classes, It’s About Learning
By: Garrett Smiley. The easiest way for schools to ensure individual relevance and therefore counteract concerning mental health trends is by letting students lead their education through curiosity.
From Pandemic to Possibility: Now is the Time to Consider Competency-Based Education
By: B. Owens & J. Lee. The inequities exposed by the pandemic have forced educators to rethink their learning plan. Competency-based learning is helping to meet the needs of all students.
Support STEM Education Through Student-Centered Challenges
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
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.
Get the F Out
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
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.