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Student Learning Objectives: Insights into Using Competencies as a Growth Model

September 4, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Did I Mention That It’s Hard?

September 3, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Muscatine Jumps into Competency Education

August 28, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

The Results are In!

August 28, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Tips for Designing Competencies

August 22, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

The Creative Process -- Spark It!

August 16, 2012

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

Assessment of Learning with Competency-Based Grading

August 13, 2012

Brian Stack

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

What the Learning Sciences Tell Us About Competency Education

August 8, 2012

Bror Saxberg

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Changing our Bumper-Sticker Message: My Student is More Proficient Than Your Student!

August 7, 2012

Diane Smith

Issues: Issues in Practice, Engage Community

Webinar on Designing Competencies

August 6, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Educator Pay in a Competency-Based System

August 6, 2012

Josh Griffith

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Competency-Based Instruction & Assessment: Building the Framework

July 31, 2012

Erica Stofanak

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Re-Learning and Reassessment

July 31, 2012

Erica Stofanak

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Using Competencies as a Blue Print to Personalize Learning

July 30, 2012

Brian Stack

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Carnegie Unit Conundrum

July 25, 2012

Jason Ellingson

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Update on Iowa

July 24, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Develop Educator Capacity, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

The Core Business of Schooling: Competency (Part 1)

July 23, 2012

Nicholas C. Donohue

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

The Core Business of Schooling: Competency (Part II)

July 23, 2012

Nicholas C. Donohue

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

Where Do End-of-Course Exams Fit In?

July 19, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

A Key Support For Students: Supporting Adult Learning for the Sake of Learning

July 18, 2012

Laura Shubilla

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Responding to Each Student’s Needs and Interests

July 16, 2012

Celia Le and Rebecca E. Wolfe

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Must Watch: Maine DOE Videos on Customized Learning

July 11, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones

CBE Student Information Systems, What Do We Want Them To Do?

July 11, 2012

Josh Griffith

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation

What Kids Tell Us About Why Competency Matters

July 10, 2012

Susan Patrick

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