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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 | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | 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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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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Building Consensus and Momentum: A Policy and Political Landscape for K-12 Competency Education

Building Consensus and Momentum: A Policy and Political Landscape for K-12 Competency Education | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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"Competency education cannot be scaled unless policymakers address the barriers that make it challenging to transform teaching and learning. Barriers stem from federal laws that reinforce the traditional time-based elements and mandated statewide and federal testing systems.

In KnowledgeWorks’ first-ever e-book, authors address three policy areas to focus on in building an educational system that supports competency education. By focusing on these areas, states would be given the flexibility needed to innovate, evaluate and build systems that positively impact student achievement."


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

Competency-Based: It's All about Learning NOT Time | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Fred Bramante explains why a good competency-based system will make a difference for all learners.
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Be inspired by Fred Bramante who leads the fight to move to a competency-based system. In a recent TedTalk, he demonstrates the passion he has for competency-based learning and extended learning opportunities (ELO's). He wants every learner to find their passion and have a mentor that can help them realize their hopes and dreams.

 

When asked what personally drives him to want to change education as we know it, he shares a personal experience that may can identify with: "School taught me that I wasn't very bright. Life taught me that school was wrong."

 

As a co-author of "Off the Clock" with Rose Colby, he believes that "a good competency-based system will make a difference for all learners because they will be learning what they love instead of trying to jump through traditional school hoops."

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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, 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.

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Competency-based Systems on #plearnchat - April 20th, 7pm ET

Competency-based Systems on #plearnchat - April 20th, 7pm ET | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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Join us in #plearnchat on April 20th when educators from around the country will be discussing these important questions about competency-based systems.

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Competency Education Gains a Seat at the Congressional Negotiating Table

Competency Education Gains a Seat at the Congressional Negotiating Table | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
KnowledgeWorks and The International Association for K-12 Online Learning have partnered to release recommendations for ESEA reauthorization.
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Here is some exciting news for those education advocates that have worked to change federal policy to include competency-based education. Take a few minutes to comment on Senator Alexander's draft to include new assessment options in the re-authorization of ESEA.


"Senator Alexander’s discussion draft proposes two policy changes that would advance the K-12 competency education movement. He is accepting comments on his discussion draft until February 2, 2015 at fixingNCLB@help.senate.gov.

  • The draft proposes two assessment options. The first would maintain current law by requiring statewide testing annually in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school. The second would establish a state-defined option where states could develop an assessment system that may include any combination of annual statewide summative assessments, grade span assessments, and competency-based performance assessments.
  • The draft proposes to let states use federal funding reserved for the design and implementation of state assessment instruments to build competency-based assessments."
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Stages of Personalized Learning Environments | Bray & McClaskey

Stages of Personalized Learning Environments | Bray & McClaskey | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Personalizing learning for all learners means understanding the different stages of personalized learning environments (PLE). Stage One is teacher-centered with learner voice and choice. Stage Two is when teachers co-design learning with the learners. Stage Three is when learners design and drive their own learning.
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