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Drawing on lessons learned by innovators and early adopters, this blog shares original research, knowledge, and a variety of perspectives from across the field of K-12 competency-based education.

 

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Transitioning and Sustaining Competency-Based Education During School Closures

June 16, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Competency Frameworks and Content Selection at South Bronx Community Charter

June 10, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Black Lives Matter

June 3, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity

New Hampshire’s Work Study Practices – Equity and Assessing For Growth

June 2, 2020

Jonathan Vander Els, Ellen Hume-Howard, Paul Leather

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

Recognizing the Critical Importance of Metacognition

May 29, 2020

Jonathan Vander Els, Ellen Hume-Howard, Paul Leather

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency

New Hampshire’s Work Study Practices – A Five-Year Journey to Understand, Share, Scale, Deepen, and Meaningfully Assess These Critical Competencies

May 26, 2020

Jonathan Vander Els, Ellen Hume-Howard, Paul Leather

Issues: Federal Policy, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, 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

Earning Diplomas and Degrees Together – A Competency-Based Dual Enrollment School

May 19, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Design for Educational Equity

A Hybrid On-Campus and Homeschool Support Program at Da Vinci Connect

May 12, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

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

May 5, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Opportunities for Personalized Learning in the Pandemic

April 29, 2020

Ann Hadwen

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

Silver Linings: Observations of Self-Directed Behavior in an Online Environment

April 23, 2020

Jonathan Vander Els

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

Flexible Pacing: Running The Same Race

April 17, 2020

Alyson Wright

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

Virtual Youth Summit Supports Student Agency and Community-Building During COVID-19 School Closures

April 13, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Educating the Whole Child (and Young Adult) at Alta Vista Innovation High School

April 7, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Personalized Learning from a Distance: An Early Report from Schools Closed by Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Ensuring Responsiveness to Student Needs at Learn4Life Schools

March 26, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Learn Lessons from the Field

Building Coherent High School Grading and Reporting Systems in Competency-Based Education, Part 3

March 19, 2020

Rose Colby

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Building Coherent Grading and Reporting Systems in Competency-Based Education, Part 2

March 16, 2020

Rose Colby

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Building Coherent Grading and Reporting Systems in Competency-Based Education, Part 1

March 11, 2020

Rose Colby

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Commit to Equity, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

A High School With No Students – Only “Scholars”

February 25, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Personalization and Positive School Culture at Del Lago Academy

February 19, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Science Competencies and Micro-credentials at Del Lago Academy

February 13, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Interdisciplinary Projects and Assessment Practices at Del Lago Academy

February 10, 2020

Eliot Levine

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