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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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Building a District Innovation Ecosystem Accelerates School Transformation

November 19, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Learn Lessons from the Field

CompetencyWorks Releases Report Updating Definition of Competency-Based Education

November 14, 2019

Eliot Levine, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Commit to Equity, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Activate Student Agency, Design for Educational Equity

Student Thinking Made Visible: Assessing Transferable Skills With Brief Performance Tasks

November 12, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

New Resources and Future Directions in Competency-Based Education

November 7, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Issues in Practice

Where We Started and Where We Are Now: Reflecting on the Field of Competency-Based Education

November 4, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Issues in Practice

Competency-Based Education Across America

October 17, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Learner Variability in the Classroom through Micro-credentials

October 15, 2019

Wendy Xiao

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

Sustaining and Sharing Cultural Heritage at the Tatitlek Community School

October 10, 2019

Eliot Levine

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

Pathways, Pacing, and Agency Are Intertwined

October 8, 2019

Eliot Levine

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

Bringing Parents Into Competency-Based Schools

October 3, 2019

Eliot Levine

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

Rethinking Grade Levels and Age Groupings at the Whittier Community School

September 30, 2019

Eliot Levine

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

Conditions for Innovation: The 5 C's

September 24, 2019

Transcend Education

Issues: State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

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

September 17, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Supporting Deeper Learning Through High-Quality Internship Projects

September 12, 2019

Sonn Sam

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

Structuring Schools to Enable Deep, Student-Centered Learning in Real-World Settings

September 9, 2019

Sonn Sam

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Webinar: A Strategic Reflection on the Field of Competency-Based Education

September 4, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Issues in Practice

What Do You Mean When You Say “Student Agency”?

August 29, 2019

Jenny Poon

Issues: Issues in Practice, Activate Student Agency

Eastern Carver’s Framework for Lifelong Learning Skills

August 26, 2019

Eliot Levine

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

Strategies for Building Student Ownership of Their Learning

August 20, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Activate Student Agency

Flexible Scheduling, Supports, and Monitoring at Pioneer Ridge Middle School

August 15, 2019

Eliot Levine

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

It Takes a Village to Personalize Learning to Every Student

August 12, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Evaluate Quality, Learn Lessons from the Field, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time