The learning sciences have offered research on teaching and learning and how learners – both young and old – learn best. CompetencyWorks created a blog series to explore how the cognitive learning sciences can impact pedagogy, practice and culture in a competency-based structure:
- Learner Goal Setting and Monitoring: The Science of “Leading their Learning”
- Making Sense of the Learning Sciences
- Memorization is Still Important, Even in Deeper Learning
- Moving Forward with the Science of Learning
- Ten Cornerstones of Cognitive Learning Sciences
CompetencyWorks released a final version of Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education.This report incorporated the insights of practitioners and leaders who attended the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education. It articulates a long-term vision for policy to support systems change toward competency-based systems to ensure mastery and success for all students. Here is a blog post that introduces the report and highlights key points.
iNACOL published a recent report, Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning,which provides action steps for policymakers to catalyze transformational change in K-12 education. The report also explores five issues to tackle, and presents policy strategies and recommendations to enable personalized, competency-based education.
Mary Bellavance, Co-President of Maine ASCD, has written a blog series introducing a K-12 peer coaching program for teachers and education leaders. Learn more about how this program supports staff at Maine’s Biddeford School Department:
- Creating a Peer Coaching Program to Grow Student-Centered Learning (Part 1)
- Creating a Peer Coaching Program to Grow Student-Centered Learning (Part 2)
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Susan Patrick, iNACOL
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