Competency Based Learning: How Flipped Mastery Makes CBL Possible

Turning Learning On Its Head

During the 2007-2008 school year, Aaron Sams and I pioneered the flipped class model of education. Though the flipped class model proved to be an effective strategy in which we saw increases in student achievement and engagement, we only did the traditional flipped classroom for one year. Prior to our second semester of our first year flipping our class, a counselor approached to ask about enrolling a new student into my Chemistry class.

How to Bring ‘Mastery Learning’ to the Classroom

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One of the most popular topics these days in education is mastery learning—the idea that the pace of a class should match what each student is ready to learn, as a way to ensure they’re really grasping material. But it can be hard to show educators what mastery learning looks like in practice since it doesn’t follow a traditional pacing schedule. EdSurge: When you were teaching, you were known for this mastery-based, flipped learning approach.

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

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Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) This competency-based system made sense; if students were chronically absent, holding them accountable to a pacing calendar would prove futile. To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. Abbas Manjee's standards-based Algebra 1 scope and sequence. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

How Improving Student Feedback and Teaching Data Science Restored Our Classroom Culture

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Over winter break in 2015, I found myself scouring the internet for career alternatives that would take me out of the classroom. The learning environment was tense, my students were angsty and I didn't have the information or strategies to make it better. Little did I know that by 2019 I would find a way to apply the data science strategies I learned as a geologist to bring joy and engagement back to my classroom.

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Mastery Simplified: Five Tips to Make Mastery a Reality

Turning Learning On Its Head

Recently I have been helping a number of teachers move from a flipped classroom to the Flipped Mastery classroom. A mastery classroom is difficult to implement because students are not all learning the same thing at the same time. What is a Flipped Mastery Classroom? In a Flipped Mastery classroom students are expected to master concepts before moving on. Five Tips For Successful Flipped Mastery Implementation.

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later

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Ten years ago two Colorado chemistry teachers unleashed a brash concept on a K-12 landscape where few questioned the age-old formula of lecture, homework, assess, repeat. It became know as the flipped classroom—a modern, video-based version of a model pioneered by a handful of higher ed professors during the 1990s. Of course, the flipped movement still has its critics. The promise of more time for active learning is key to the flipped appeal, its fans say.

14 Examples Of Innovation In Higher Education

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Competency-Based Learning. Competency-Based Education is something I’m hearing more and more about, which is neither bad nor good, but worth understanding more carefully. Video Streaming/ Flipped Classroom/eLearning Trends.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” The Flipped Classroom".