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Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders | On education | Scoop.it
Competency education, an educator-led reform, is taking root in schools and districts across the country. In some states, state leadership has cleared the path with policies to advance competency education, while others are transitioning with little or no supporting policy. At the same time, innovative school models are popping up all over the United States, …

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 3, 2015 11:37 AM

CompetencyWorks released a new report today: Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders, authored by Chris Sturgis, Principal of MetisNet. This paper describes effective district implementation strategies to convert traditional, one-size-fits-all models of education into more personalized, competency-based learning environments to meet students' needs.

This paper highlights strategies to engage, motivate, and teach all students to proficiency and mastery; depicts shifts in instruction toward deeper learning and meaningful assessments for learning; while exploring models of distributed leadership and educator empowerment.

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Rethinking Learning as Experiential and Learner-Focused

Rethinking Learning as Experiential and Learner-Focused | On education | Scoop.it
Ben Kestner, Middle School Principal at St. John's International School in Belgium, shares how to personalize learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:43 PM

Ben shared the curriculum that is experiential, learner-focused and based on these 7 MS competencies:

 

>> Self-Assessor: in health, mind, spirituality and organization

>>  Contributor: through empathy and understanding; making a difference to the surrounding world

>> Creator: being an innovator, designer and maker of new things

>> Communicator: with compassion through oral, written, visual, musical, non-verbal and dance.

>> Collaborator: team member, leading and negotiating, sharing

>> Explorer: showing curiosity, taking risks and experimenting

>> Thinker: creative, critical, analytical, broad minded

 

They came up with the 3 Big Ideas last year. For one week three times during the year, there are themes where learners self-direct their learning.

 

Vicki Butler's comment, May 1, 2013 12:03 PM
These competencies remind me of Gardner's 5 Minds for the Future.
Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:04 PM

These competencies are reflective of Gardner's 5 Minds for the Future and borrowing from Kathleen McClaskey's insights: 

Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Ben shared the curriculum that is experiential, learner-focused and based on these 7 MS competencies:

 

>> Self-Assessor: in health, mind, spirituality and organization

>>  Contributor: through empathy and understanding; making a difference to the surrounding world

>> Creator: being an innovator, designer and maker of new things

>> Communicator: with compassion through oral, written, visual, musical, non-verbal and dance.

>> Collaborator: team member, leading and negotiating, sharing

>> Explorer: showing curiosity, taking risks and experimenting

>> Thinker: creative, critical, analytical, broad minded

 

They came up with the 3 Big Ideas last year. For one week three times during the year, there are themes where learners self-direct their learning.

 

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Competency-Based: It's All about Learning NOT Time

Competency-Based: It's All about Learning NOT Time | On education | Scoop.it
Fred Bramante explains why a good competency-based system will make a difference for all learners.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:49 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:34 AM

This recent TEDTalk by the author of Off the Clock. Fred Bramante is one of the fiercest advocates for a competency-based system, arguling that school will work best when it is personal for each learner.

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, July 27, 2015 10:59 AM

This recent TEDTalk by the author of Off the Clock. Fred Bramante is one of the fiercest advocates for a competency-based system, arguling that school will work best when it is personal for each learner.