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.
The Getting Smart team reflects on the standout themes of the 2019 Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) Symposium, a conference aiming to move the needle forward for competency-based and personalized learning.
The annual iNACOL symposium started off with a big announcement. iNACOL has a whole new brand and we're breaking the news here.
The education of today is adapting in order to enable learners to meet the future of tomorrow. Mastery learning is a combination of student-centered learning objectives and thresholds supported with strategies that can create powerful, replicable results and provides a plan to meet future education needs.
By: Scott Ellis. Mastery learning offers the potential to provide this incredibly valuable data at scale and in real-time so it can be used by educators in their efforts to continuously improve their ability to support students.
By: Scott Ellis. MasteryTrack has been implemented in a wide range of subjects. These mini case studies show the 5 elements of mastery learning in action.
By Scott Ellis. Enabling teachers to analyze data to improve student learning is a priority in competency-based learning. Instead of spending the majority of their time gathering, editing, and re-formatting data, teachers have much more time to analyze the data and use their skills to create better forecasts.