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