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Aurora Institute

Report

Laying the Foundation for Competency Education: A Policy Guide for the Next Generation Educator Workforce

Authors: Lillian Pace, Maria Worthen

Organizations: iNACOL, KnowledgeWorks

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity

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This report provides an overview of how competency-based learning can provide the skills and training necessary to develop a next generation workforce. The paper discusses the new skills that educators will need, policy shifts that will need to occur, pre-service and credentialing, professional development, and evaluation. They provide case studies, including Western Governors University Teachers College and New Hampshire’s approach to teacher evaluation as promising practices.