released a new report titled, Quality and Equity by Design: Charting the Course for
the Next Phase of Competency-Based Education, which
seeks to advance K-12 competency education along four key issues: equity,
quality, meeting students where they are, and policy. This paper was produced
as a result of the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education. Here is a blog post that introduces the report and its key issues.
CompetencyWorks is hosting a webinar to explore ideas within this report on November 8 from
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar features report authors Nina Lopez, Chris
Sturgis and Susan Patrick, and it will share highlights from the National
Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, walk through four key issues, and
review recommendations for advancing the field of competency-based education.
You can learn more and register here.
is publishing a blog series highlighting competency-based school designs in
Colorado. Read the following blogs to see how competency education is advancing
in Colorado schools and follow the series to learn more:
1. Designing Performance-Based Learning at D51
2. Lessons from a Vanguard: A Look at Metz Elementary
3. Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design
(DSISD): Competency-Based by Design
4. Thompson School District: Student-Driven Learning at
Two new series were launched
this month as well. Chris Sturgis is beginning to delve into the learning
sciences and the implications for personalized, competency-based systems. The
first article is Making Sense of the Learning Sciences. A new series on Wisconsin will include insights
from Kettle Moraine School District and School District of Waukesha. An
overview of the personalized learning strategy being used in Wisconsin is
described in Buzzing Toward Personalized Learning in Wisconsin.
Chris Sturgis, MetisNet
Susan Patrick, iNACOL
Natalie Abel, iNACOL