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Why Should Schools Transition to Competency-Based Education?

October 14, 2021

Sandra Moumoutjis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction

CompetencyWorks Releases Report on Helping Students Develop Essential Habits of Success

October 5, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

New CompetencyWorks Report: A Mastery-Based Math Teacher's Journey

September 29, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Competency-Based Education Sessions at the 2021 Aurora Institute Symposium

September 15, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, 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, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Scaling and Spreading Equitable Practices Through the Profile of a South Carolina Graduate Competencies

September 2, 2021

South Carolina Office of Personalized Learning

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

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

August 19, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

Building Habits of Success with the BEST Self-Direction Toolkit

August 12, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Reimagining the K-12 Content Map Starts with Reimagining the Process

August 4, 2021

Jon Altbergs, Laurie Gagnon, Rohan Menon

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Engage Community

Competency-Based Education Across America

July 21, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Crosswalking EdTech with Competency-Based Design Principles

July 14, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Implementing Competency-Based Education in Your School or District: A Tool to Help You Chart Your Journey

July 8, 2021

Brian Stack, Jonathan Vander Els

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning

Catalyzing Curriculum Redesign and Developing a Multicultural, Antiracist K-12 Content Map

July 1, 2021

Sydney Schaef

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction

Centering Student Voice in Statewide Assessment of Student Success Factors: Oregon’s SEED Survey

June 23, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community

Let’s Just Say It Out Loud: There Isn’t Enough Time To Cover All the Standards

June 16, 2021

Jon Altbergs, Laurie Gagnon

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Roundtable Highlights Ties Between Project-Based Learning and Competency-Based Education, Explores New Research

June 9, 2021

Kristin De Vivo

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Rethink Instruction

Empowering Students Through the Lens of Adaptive Competencies

June 3, 2021

Tonya Howell

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

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

May 26, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

101 Practice Suggestions from the Aurora Institute Annual Survey

May 19, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community

Strategies for Shifting to Student-Centered Learning from the Aurora Institute Annual Survey

May 12, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Support Professional Learning, Learn Lessons from the Field

Five Big Ideas for Learner-Centered Competency Framework Design

May 5, 2021

Sydney Schaef

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Competency-Based Education Needs Deeper Evaluation of Educational Equity Outcomes

April 22, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality

Springpoint’s Phased Approach to Implementing Competency-Based Education, Phase Three: School Schedule and Student Learning Progression

April 15, 2021

Elina Alayeva, Christy Kingham

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency

Springpoint’s Phased Approach to Implementing Competency-Based Education, Phase Two: Scaling Key Practices and Building Core Systems

April 12, 2021

Elina Alayeva, Christy Kingham

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction

Springpoint’s Phased Approach to Implementing Competency-Based Education, Phase One: Establishing a Solid Foundation

April 7, 2021

Elina Alayeva, Christy Kingham

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction

Creating a Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture at Kenowa Hills

March 31, 2021

Mike Burde

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency