Competency-Based Learning Puts Students at the Center. It’s Perfect for Now.

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Then COVID-19 catapulted education into crisis mode, forcing her and all students and teachers into at-home learning situations across the world. Older students employed as essential workers, at grocery stores and warehouse distribution centers, lost significant learning time.

Distinctly Equitable: How This Chicago School Makes Competency-Based Learning Work

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Does competency-based education hold the key to providing an equitable learning opportunity to every student? As she puts it, competency-based learning “gives students the chance. Distinctive Schools network, we have been on a journey implementing personalized learning that takes a competency based approach. In this model, students learn at their level and move on to concepts when they have demonstrated mastery.

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How to make competency-based education possible through an intelligent learning platform

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Competency-based education plays an essential role in this endeavor. As its name suggests, this type of learning focuses on individual competency. Competency-based learning is easier to implement when you have the right tools. Add competencies.

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How online learning contributes to a more inclusive HE experience

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However, they are part of the student population, on college campuses, taking courses with their peers, mostly online lately. I attribute this success to our pre-pandemic strategy — we already had a blended learning system in place that helped us accommodate remote education.

How to do online learning well? A California district has some answers.

The Hechinger Report

Kids are helped along by access to take-home devices and individualized learning plans that allow them to progress through class material at their own speed. And, as it did for millions of other students and teachers around the country, instruction went fully online. LINDSAY, Calif. —

Khan Academy Wants to Make 'Mastery Learning' Mainstream. Will Partnering With Schools Help?

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A big idea driving Khan Academy is a belief in “mastery learning”—that students should show proficiency in one set of materials before moving on to the next. From the beginning, one of your key philosophies has been mastery learning. They're not done in a mastery-based way.

Persistence Is Not Always Productive: How to Stop Students From Spinning Their Wheels

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The goal is not to remove the obstacles from learning. Believe it or not, “wheel-spinning” is now a technical term and has become a topic of interest to researchers who study how children learn. The tool relied on publically released data from Carnegie Learning.) It uses “mastery-based” techniques for assignments, meaning students don’t need to complete long problem sets once they demonstrate they understand a concept.

Why There’s Little Consistency in Defining Competency-Based Education

Edsurge

Enter competency-based learning (CBE), a term introduced in the 1970s when the U.S. This is the standard definition of competency-based education that most educators, policymakers and researchers largely agree with: a system in which students progress based on their demonstration of mastery of a certain concept or skill. In practice, competency-based education resembles the thousand-flower garden. Disruptive innovation.

OPINION: The time has come to stop assigning letter and number grades

The Hechinger Report

The pandemic forced school systems across the world to move to virtual platforms for teaching and learning. Families and communities have all worried about how they will support their children’s education and development while they learn at home.

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4 Digital learning trends for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Despite the growing demand for edtech and online learning, face-to-face lectures and on-campus activities remained the core part of how students accessed their education. Firstly, we saw prestigious universities move online entirely this academic year. Competency-based learning.

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Meet NEO at FETC 2022!

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It’s also a great opportunity to meet fellow online learning enthusiasts, exchange ideas, and learn from the experts. Helping students continue their education during the pandemic has been a topic of concern since the very beginning.

What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?

Neo LMS

It was the first week of fifth grade and I was so ready to learn History. Make learning a priority. which Dweck associates with a false growth mindset, won’t help them achieve their learning goals, at least not in the long run. Challenge students to learn more. E-learnin

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Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

eSchool News

Free, personalized online tool makes high-quality content available to all users. As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction. Every student is unique and learns differently. Gooru’s enhanced, free K-12 content will support a variety of innovative educational models and facilitate the growth of competency-based learning.”.

What is an intelligent learning platform for schools and universities?

Neo LMS

An intelligent learning platform (ILP) for schools and universities might be the tool you’ll start using soon if you’re a teacher, academic institution leader, student, or parent. Especially during the past two years, the interest and necessity of online learning have skyrocketed. .

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What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

The Hechinger Report

The New York Times has a new education supplement, called Learning, and The Hechinger Report is collaborating with the Times to produce Bulletin Board, a collection of noteworthy ideas and trends in education that will appear on page 2 of the section, which will come out four times a year. The April issue’s theme was “Nontraditional learning.” The middle school has started using an online system to guide self-paced learning, and Ms.

15 Edtech items to include in your back-to-school checklist for teachers

Neo LMS

In the past couple of years, I’ve noticed that our job has somewhat doubled when it comes to ensuring our classes run perfectly (at least we hope they do) both online and offline. If you teach using a learning management system (LMS) you most likely add all your classes to the platform.

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The most important LMS analytics that teachers should know about

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One of the benefits of using an LMS for online teaching is that it makes teachers’ lives easier when it comes to tracking student progress and learning outcomes. Read more: What works for tracking student progress in online learning. NEO Guide: Competency-based learning.

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Digital Promise Awards eSpark Research-Based Design Product Certification

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With so many options for online learning available, one thing that can set a program apart from the others is a curriculum grounded in proven educational research. We are proud to announce that eSpark has earned the Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise.

Digital Promise Awards eSpark Research-Based Design Product Certification

eSpark

With so many options for online learning available, one thing that can set a program apart from the others is a curriculum grounded in proven educational research. We are proud to announce that eSpark has earned the Research-Based Design Product Certification from Digital Promise.

How to support your students’ executive functioning skills with the help of your LMS

Neo LMS

In this article, we’ll discuss executive functioning skills and their importance as well as ways to teach them with the help of your learning management system (LMS). Students are generally guided by the teacher and parents throughout their learning journey. Learning goals.

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5 More principles of effective instruction adapted for online teaching

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The guidelines, which are backed up by research in cognitive science, the work of master teachers, and learning strategies, work best in a teacher-led setting. Read more: 5 Principles of effective instruction adapted for online teaching. up distance learning. E-learning

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8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

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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. CoSN positions itself as the only national professional association dedicated exclusively to education technology leaders working to transform learning. Structure: Research-based Foundation. Structure: Membership-based.

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Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

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An option several school districts I converse with are trying is called “mastery-based learning” — MBL. Learning is personalized, based on school standards. Success in an MBL program is defined by the achievement of competencies , not intangible performance measures or student-to-student comparisons. Student achievement is evaluated against school learning standards and performance expectations. What is Standards-based Grading?

OPINION: Why we need a new pedagogy for our post-Covid future

The Hechinger Report

The author’s daughter has spent much of the pandemic learning how to problem solve with her sewing machine. Early in the lockdown, my 10-year-old daughter learned how to use a sewing machine by watching YouTube videos.

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

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As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. Peak of Inflated Expectations: Personalized Learning. Today’s most hyped phrase, personalized learning, is nearing Gartner’s peak of inflated expectations among the chattering class of education thought leaders and philanthropists.

New Report Sheds Light on Higher Ed’s Innovation Challenges

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A new report surveying academic administrators released Wednesday by the Online Learning Consortium and Learning House sheds some insight on innovation challenges at higher education institutions. Now, she says, the use of technology in learning has created more of a need to put money behind innovation. For some schools, changing times means putting a greater emphasis on online learning. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. As personalized learning continues to gain momentum across the U.S., more states, districts and schools are moving toward a competency-based education system that focuses on individualized learning and classroom equity. But what exactly is a competency-based education system, and what role does technology play in the design and support of this system?

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We all remember classmates who sat in the back of the room, eyes glued to a comic or dog-eared paperback, anything to escape a learning environment that did not—or could not—engage them. But this innovation is at odds with a generations-old notion of what school should look like and it is spurring debate of the merit of online schools. Many valid questions have been raised about online schools. How do you know learning is happening?

When to Teach Online Classes Live and When to Let Students Learn on Demand

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But the benefits of being online together, when it works, are huge, Self said in a recent episode of the EdSurge Podcast. Experts in online teaching have been debating and researching the question of synchronous versus asynchronous for decades.

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The Canary in the Law School Coal Mine

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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.

5 critical considerations for CBE and CBL implementation

eSchool News

As schools begin to invest in competency-based education (CBE) and higher ed institutions set up competency-based programs, two of the big questions often unanswered become “is their focus on education or on learning ?” Educators can argue that the characteristics of CBE call for increased attention to learning: clearly defined competencies, flexible time structures for competency mastery, and teacher and faculty roles for mentoring learners, to name a few.

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Teaching in the Era of Bots: Students Need Humans Now More Than Ever

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In this context, educators must be especially mindful that our uses of technology do not undermine meaningful learning. Relationships underpin all of the “Big Six” experiences, which include “a professor who made me excited about learning” and “professors who cared about me as a person.” AI will have its place in teaching and learning, but transparency will be one of the key attributes of its effective application. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learnin

New, MIT-based program proposes transforming physicists, engineers into teachers

The Hechinger Report

So he’s joined a pioneering program based at MIT to take people like him, with experience in high-demand fields such as engineering, physics, math, languages, biology and neuroscience, and transform them into teachers. This experiment, just getting under way, is called the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, named for the foundation that is underwriting it. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

How 2Revolutions is Helping Schools, Districts, and States Support Future of Learning Models

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There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

How One University is Working to ‘Humanize’ Online Teaching

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For those teaching online courses, professors at California State University at Channel Islands have some advice: don’t be a robot. It may sound obvious, but it addresses widespread concerns from many professors that online teaching will be impersonal and transactional. No one wants to feel like a cog in the wheel, especially not when it comes to something as personal as learning. They share how teaching online can involve a surprising amount of passion—and even some tears.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Redesigning Learning Spaces: Panelists identified changing learning spaces as a trend that educators and district leaders have embraced for quite some time and which is likely to continue. An increasing number of educators are finding that collaborative, hands-on learning requires a different type of space than most traditional classrooms offer, and that the learning environment greatly impacts both pedagogy and student engagement.

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

MindShift

Many teachers have long been frustrated with static, canned curriculum that doesn’t seem connected to kids’ lives, and testing requirements that drive the learning experience. Three main ways schools are attempting this work are through technology use, an emphasis on personalizing learning and moving toward a mastery-based or competency-based evaluation system. ’ Competency education refers to a break from the traditional time-based school model.

Not Just Buzzwords: How Teachers Bring Big Ideas, Innovative Practices to Life

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Blended learning in credit-recovery courses and alternative schools—areas where students would often have no brick-and-mortar options—has gotten a bad rap because of questions about the rigor of the online learning experience. But the Office of Educational Options at BCPS works hard with its teachers to keep standards high so that students are not merely recovering credits to graduate, but also learning. Education Technology School Models Learning Strategies

Transforming Physicists, Engineers into Teachers at New MIT Program

MindShift

So he’s joined a pioneering program based at MIT to take people like him, with experience in high-demand fields such as engineering, physics, math, languages, biology and neuroscience, and transform them into teachers. This experiment, just getting under way, is called the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, named for the foundation that is underwriting it. Classes are provided both online and in person, supervised by a small faculty the academy calls “mentors.”

A school where you can’t fail — it just takes you longer to learn

The Hechinger Report

The only goal is to learn the material, sooner or later. But, in general, students work at their own pace through worksheets, online lessons and small-group discussions with teachers. They get frequent updates on which skills they’ve learned and which ones they need to acquire. Mastery-based learning, also known as proficiency-based or competency-based learning, is taking hold across the country.