Learning from the Cutting Edge
Education Domain Blog
Over the last two years, I have been on a journey to try to make right what I think is one of the biggest policy issues driving inequity in the United States – the K-12 education system which is driven by seattime. This journey is to re-design K-12 education around student learning and mastery.
The policies around seat-time limit how and when a student can learn, allow students to move to the next grade level with huge gaps in their learning, and limit extended learning opportunities. Why should it matter whether a student learns in school, out of school, online, in the girl scouts or at a museum? What should matter is that teachers are involved in assessing students’ mastery of learning at advanced levels. So, rather than measuring how empty the “bucket” of knowledge is – let’s work on filling the bucket with world-class knowledge and skills to empower kids from all backgrounds for a lifetime of success. Competency education, not seat time, is a critical design requirement to enable next generation learning environments…
(Read more on the CompetencyWorks website HERE)