What’s New in K-12 Competency-Based Education?

December 1, 2016 by

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  • Fletcher Elementary School students are hiring staff for next fall, including job searches, reviewing applications, writing questions and conducting interviews—as a means to promote student leadership, agency and engagement.
  • Winooski School District shared a video highlighting their story of how personalized learning opened opportunities and prepared students for college and career.

Community Engagement

  • Colorado’s District 51 is engaging their community and setting a new vision for K-12 education by asking, “What skills do we want our graduates to have?”
  • The Vermont Department of Education has made stakeholder engagement part of their continuous improvement project as they transition to ESSA.
  • This article is an example of how one might work through the many concepts undergirding the shift to personalized learning—by questioning a broader way of defining student success and proficiency-based learning. How might you respond to someone who raises these questions in your community?

Lindsay Unified School District

  • This article explains how Lindsay Unified School District uses a performance-based system to boost learning outcomes and help students develop grit and perseverance.
  • This more detailed article further explains Lindsay’s system and portrays the substantial gains in learning outcomes over the seven years since transformation began.

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