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.
Rebecca Midles and Deion Jordan highlight the 2021 Aurora Institute Symposium Breakout Session on “Competency-Based Education: Getting Started with Learner-Centered Practice and an Equity Lens” where over 100 edu leaders joined in to ensure equitable access to high-quality learning for all.
Data education can take many forms, but all have the opportunity to change youths’ view of what data are and how data can help them to make a difference in the world. Chad Dorsey explores the opportunities that lie in data science curricula.
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…
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.
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.
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.