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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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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

What's New In K-12 Competency-Based Education?

December 6, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice

The Challenges of a Large, Diverse School District and the Promises of Performance Assessment Micro-credentials

December 2, 2019

Justin Elliott

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

But What About The Test?

November 25, 2019

Christy Kingham

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

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

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