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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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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

Assessment at the Center

July 9, 2012

Issues: Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Portability and Access

July 6, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Help or Hinder: The Impact of CBE for Students with Special Needs

July 2, 2012

Jason Ellingson

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity

Is the Creation of Competencies Unnecessary Work?

June 28, 2012

Josh Griffith

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Personalizing State Policy with Extended Graduation Rate

June 27, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Blended Learning and Competency-Based Education Collide in Colorado

June 26, 2012

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

Spaulding High: Creating a Comprehensive System of Supports

June 25, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Boston Day and Evening Academy: A Learning Organization

June 22, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Khan’s Big Contribution Will Be Competency-Based Learning

June 22, 2012

Tom Vander Ark

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Boston Day and Evening Academy: Where Competency Education is Good Teaching Practice

June 21, 2012

Chris Sturgis

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

Reading the Pulse of Students at Boston Day and Evening Academy

June 20, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Visit to Yewlands School in U.K. Highlights Focus on Daily Learning Objectives

June 19, 2012

Susan Patrick

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Five Ideas for Building a System of Support

June 18, 2012

Laura Shubilla

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

An Engineering Kind of Mind

June 14, 2012

LaToya Williams

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation

Competency Education in Higher Education: Taking the First Steps

June 14, 2012

Andrew Valent

Issues: Federal Policy, Modernize HEA

Gathering the Tools for Designing Competencies

June 13, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

Learning from the EU

June 12, 2012

Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

Making the Transition: 150 Years in the Making

June 11, 2012

Justin Ballou

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

A Powerful Letter of Reflection and Gratitude

June 9, 2012

Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, Engage Community

FLVS Online Curriculum Design: Best Practices for Creating Competency-Based Learning Experiences

June 6, 2012

Julie Young

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

10 Must-Haves to Lift Us from the Grading Quagmire

June 5, 2012

Tom Vander Ark

Issues: Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

A Classroom Teacher's Approach to Competency-Based Education

June 4, 2012

Justin Ballou

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Freshman Learning Community – A Successful Model That Puts Competency-Based Grading into Action

June 1, 2012

Brian Stack

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

WGU Paves the Way with Competency-Oriented System Architecture

May 31, 2012

Heather Staker

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation