What Is Competency-Based Learning, Why Does It Matter?

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Every Classroom Matters episode 210 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. New Hampshire and educator John Martin are at the forefront of the competency-based learning movement. In today’s show, we’ll give you an overview of competency-based learning including some of the benefits and the problems. Middle school points down to elementary. Elementary points to kindergarten.

Competency Based Learning: How Flipped Mastery Makes CBL Possible

Turning Learning On Its Head

In 2011, a group of educators met at the Competency Based Learning Summit. During that Summit, the leaders identified five key tenets of Competency Based Learning (CBL): Students advance upon mastery. Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students. Assessment is meaningful and a positive learning experience for students. Not planning their competencies and objectives clearly.

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New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

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Principal Chris Huckans believes that competency-based education (CBE) is one of the keys to the school’s success. Huckans says that Bishop Hall’s use of the Brightspace learning management system provides students with highly personalized learning pathways, which “allow them to innovate and experiment.” He adds, “Kids are allowed to learn at their own pace, and can learn experientially.” Portfolios also highlight learning’s natural progression.

Beyond a label: Digging into innovation in charter and traditional district schools

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The project uncovered a set of schools, many of which have not received widespread recognition, and revealed the practices these schools are adopting in pursuit of student-centered learning. Charters report social-emotional learning practices at higher rates. Education Blog

Amazing Grace Adkins – my 89 year old learning lab director and the most amazing woman I know

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Grace Adkins on episode 191 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. This subscription-based tuition model doesn’t limit the number of courses you can complete during each 12-week period, enrolling in up to two courses at once, for one flat tuition rate.

Micro-credentials: A Promising Way to Put Educators’ Skills Front and Center

Digital Promise

In contrast, imagine a world where educators may be immediately and widely recognized for specific knowledge, skills, and mindsets that they demonstrate in transparent, competency-based ways. Micro-credentials, which provide recognition for these concrete competencies in the form of digital badges, could help facilitate this shift. Through this design work, we’re learning a few lessons: We need to support anywhere, anytime learning.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

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Mandy Froehlich on episode 192 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. So that was a great way from an elementary standpoint to use FlipSnack. Blog: www.mandyfroehlich.com.

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “A bill backed by President Trump and announced Wednesday aims to reduce overall legal immigration by half while putting in place a new points-based system for applicants for employment-based green cards that would privilege graduates of American universities.” ” Testing, Testing… From the Khan Academy blog : “ Khan Academy is the Official Practice Partner for AP.” ” Make them learn to code , of course.