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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

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

February 3, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Designing Equitable and Culturally Responsive Learning Spaces

January 27, 2020

Karla Vigil, Emily Abedon

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

Transitioning to Standards-Based Grading

January 20, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Framing Habits of Work and Capstone Skills in Northern Cass

January 14, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field, Redefine Student Success

The Evolution of Competency-Based Transformation in Northern Cass

January 8, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Reinventing Crediting and Transcripts (Part 2): Considerations for Making Change

January 2, 2020

Jonathan Martin

Issues: Issues in Practice, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Reinventing Crediting and Transcripts (Part 1) – Learning from Experience

December 30, 2019

Jonathan Martin

Issues: Issues in Practice, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Building 21’s Open Competencies, Rubrics, and Professional Development Activities

December 23, 2019

Thomas Gaffey

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

The Competency Train Pulls Into Kankakee: Common Start-up Challenges and Strategies

December 17, 2019

Eliot Levine

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

Deep Community Partnerships Lead to Authentic Project-Based Learning at Oakland USD

December 12, 2019

Young Whan Choi

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