Is competency-based learning the next big thing in school reform?

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In a typical Georgia school, kids like Sean Prisk would have to abide by a kind of classroom speed limit, forced to learn at the same pace as others his age. The school’s computer-based approach could be replicated across the state if education reformers appointed by Gov.

9 Characteristics of authentic learning

Neo LMS

Authentic learning came as a constructivist approach to teaching in which learners are active participants in their own instruction that allows for the acquisition of new concepts and skills oriented towards real-life applicability. 9 Characteristics of authentic learning.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

Structure: Membership-based. The organisation’s primary activities include hosting key learning events, chief among them the annual ISTE conference and expo , producing professional development resources and a number of annual publications. Focus: EdTech Access and Advocacy.

How micro-credentials could have a chance

eSchool News

The study, from nonprofit ed-tech advocacy group Digital Promise and consulting firm Grunwald Associates, takes a detailed look at how teachers say they feel about professional development and competency-based micro-credentials.

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State Support, Community Effort: Personalized Learning in South Carolina

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Marianne Beja had been in education for more than 30 years when she discovered personalized learning. I want to build a community of lifelong learners, and I think personalized learning is the way to do it. Source: KnowledgeWorks Personalized Learning Resources.

To Jeff Bezos: 7 Suggestions for Enhancing Preschool Education, From a Former Montessori Teacher

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Maria Montessori created a curriculum for individualized, competency-based learning a century before any of these terms became buzzwords. Student Advocacy If your preschoolers will be coming from under-served populations, they will benefit from learning self-advocacy (in fact, we all can). Luckily, this is a great fit for the project-based nature of the Montessori class. Project-based learning is most meaningful when tied to real-world issues.

The Canary in the Law School Coal Mine

Edsurge

On top of all these challenges, higher education itself is, of course, seeing a variety of potential disrupters emerge, all powered at least in part through online learning. But were entities to emerge that paired online learning, with its flexibility and competency-based learning attributes, with place-based clinical experiences that trained students to practice law in a more affordable and practice-oriented fashion, the pressure on law schools would only increase.

‘Bigly’ Education Decisions for 2017

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Department of Education (ED) staff, Congressional leaders, state school chiefs, and leaders of major trade associations, think tanks, and advocacy groups.). They are not accommodating of programs that are trying to move towards other measures, such as the demonstration of student skills and workforce-ready competencies. Reform of student aid rules would be well timed, amid a growing shift across both the learning and hiring landscape.

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Senior Remi Savard is part of the last class at Montpelier High School that experienced the system before the school’s switch to a proficiency-based model. “It’s Remi Savard is one of the last students at Montpelier High School who remembers what class was like before the school switched to a proficiency-based model three years ago. “If Now, Savard says, learning targets are clearer, and there’s more opportunity to truly understand the material. “It’s

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Share best programs and practices in advocating for and implementing global learning initiatives with educators around the country and the world. Find out how you can get involved with and utilize ASCD’s resources on Global Competencies for Educational Leaders.

Making College A Powerful Experience For the Most Marginalized

MindShift

The founders of College Unbound , an accredited college program, started out with the dream of creating a college experience that supports kids from low-income backgrounds to succeed; a program based on the principles of Big Picture Learning, where academics are connected to students’ passions and the real world of work and mentors. It’s not a safe space where they’re made to feel like a participant in their learning.”. COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING.

The 2018 Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Share best programs and practices in advocating for and implementing global learning initiatives with educators around the country and the world. Find out how you can get involved with and utilize ASCD’s resources on Global Competencies for Educational Leaders.