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

eSchool News

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

Some operate only in the United States, others world-wide, but they all have one thing in common: educators of all kind can find support in their professional lives and connect with like-minded individuals. Structure: Membership-based. Focus: Educating Educators.

‘Bigly’ Education Decisions for 2017

Edsurge

If the President-elect’s Tweet storms are any indication, education policies are in for an adventure next year. The nominated Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is also an unabashed advocate of school choice. According to our Whiteboard Advisors Post Election Analysis , 94 percent of our Education Insiders believe that Trump will restore the program’s funding. Another opportunity would be the use of tax policy to create education savings accounts (ESA).

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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The canary in the law school coal mine

The Christensen Institute

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. To this point, disruptive innovators have not directly attacked law schools by offering new versions of a legal education. Second, schools could use online-learning technologies as a sustaining innovation to improve learning and control costs.

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 I’m an educated person.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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

The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program. in Education Technology program at Long Island University.

Making College A Powerful Experience For the Most Marginalized

MindShift

Often times people who drop out of college do so not because the academics are too difficult, but because they are managing the rest of their lives at the same time and require more support than most institutions of higher education offer students. But they ended up discovering an adult population of learners driven to get a degree by life experiences, but scarred by attempts to navigate higher education. COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The day-long Global Leadership Summit, co-hosted by ASCD and the Global Education Conference Network, will convene classroom teachers, school and district administrators, and thought leaders in an interactive and engaging program. in Education Technology program at Long Island University.