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Structuring Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment at Vancouver iTech

March 3, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

A Mastery-Based Math Teacher’s Journey, Part 4 – Embracing Problem-Solving and Further Refining Mastery Skills

February 24, 2021

Ashley Ferrara

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

A Mastery-Based Math Teacher’s Journey, Part 3 – Moving Away From “Covering” Everything

February 19, 2021

Ashley Ferrara

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

A Mastery-Based Math Teacher’s Journey, Part 2 – Refining Mastery Skills and Assessment Strategies

February 16, 2021

Ashley Ferrara

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

A Mastery-Based Math Teacher’s Journey, Part 1 – Initial (mis)Steps and the “Aha!” Moment

February 11, 2021

Ashley Ferrara

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

New Educational Equity Resources to Transform Schools and Systems

February 8, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Engage Community

What’s New in K-12 Competency-Based Education?

January 27, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Activate Student Agency

What Do We Know About the Implementation and Outcomes of Personalized, Competency-Based Learning? A Synthesis of Research from 2000 to 2019

January 20, 2021

Carla M. Evans, Erika Landl, and Jeri Thompson

Issues: Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality

Grading for Equity: A Teacher’s Reflections

January 14, 2021

Kristen Brown

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

Improving Communication of K-12 Personalized Learning Research

January 7, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Top 10 CompetencyWorks Blog Posts of 2020

January 1, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

National Research Convening on Building the Evidence Base for K-12 Personalized Learning: Overview and Session Materials

December 23, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community

Scheduling for Personalized Competency-Based Education: Book Review and Reflections on Equity

December 17, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction

Competency-Based Education in Harrisburg, South Dakota

December 9, 2020

Travis Lape

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Lessons from Tracking Student Flex Time in a Competency-Based High School

November 23, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Flex-Mod Scheduling to Enable Competency-Based Learning

November 16, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

How Will Your Research Narrate Our History?

November 4, 2020

Jilliam Joe

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality

CompetencyWorks Releases Report on Professional Learning Strategies to Strengthen Local Assessment Systems for Proficiency-Based Education

October 27, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

How Standards-Based Grading Led Us to Empower, Part 2: The Power of Evidence

October 23, 2020

Adam Watson

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

How Standards-Based Grading Led Us to Empower, Part 1: The Tyranny of 82%

October 21, 2020

Adam Watson

Issues: Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Competency-Based Education Sessions at the 2020 Aurora Institute Symposium

October 14, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

PowerMyLearning: Tools for Culturally Responsive Partnering with Families During Hybrid/Remote Learning and Beyond

October 7, 2020

Elisabeth Stock

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency

What’s New in K-12 Competency-Based Education?

September 30, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Elevating Student Experience to Build Equitable Learning Environments, Engagement, and Agency

September 23, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency