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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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Rethinking the Master Schedule in Competency-Based Schools

March 9, 2022

Sandra Moumoutjis

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

Pandemic Pods, Personalized Learning, and the Future of Education

March 2, 2022

Jennifer Poon

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

Whose Standards Are We Privileging? Collaboration and Consultation with Indigenous Leaders

February 25, 2022

Jerad Koepp and Michael Smith

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

A Primer to Indigenous Education: A Case for Tribal Competency Crediting

February 22, 2022

Jerad Koepp and Michael Smith

Issue(s): State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Replacing the Grammar of Schooling with Competency-Based Innovations

February 8, 2022

Sandra Moumoutjis

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

Building 21’s Studio Model: Designing Learning Experiences for Engagement and Impact

January 27, 2022

Sandra Moumoutjis

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

Synthesizing the Learning of the Idaho Mastery Education Network

January 20, 2022

Aaron McKinnon, Laurie Gagnon

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Building 21’s Leadership Competencies to Facilitate Competency-Based Learning

January 10, 2022

Sandra Moumoutjis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning

Top 10 CompetencyWorks Blog Posts of 2021

December 16, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Building 21’s Teacher Competencies to Facilitate Competency-Based Learning

December 9, 2021

Sandra Moumoutjis

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

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

December 2, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, 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

A District-wide Personalized Professional Learning System to Advance Competency-Based Education

November 4, 2021

Eliot Levine

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

Preparing for Your Competency-Based Education Journey: A Process for Success

October 26, 2021

Sandra Moumoutjis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Evaluate Quality, Engage Community

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

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

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