Statewide Transformation: First, a big shout out to New Hampshire for sharing their learning. They’ve created a web page New Hampshire’s Story of Transformation complete with videos so you can hear from their leadership and innovators directly. It’s a great resource that explores how they think about student engagement, how they are providing support to educators, and the history of their process towards competency-based education. You can also hear from Paul Leather as he provides a synopsis of the state’s approach.
State and District Updates:
- South Carolina: It looks like proficiency-based learning may be taking hold in South Carolina. The South Carolina Science Academy was the first school I heard about that was competency-based in SC. Charleston is working with Reinventing Schools Coalition. Now Deerfield Elementary School in Columbia is beginning to pilot the approach. I’ll be making a visit to SC this fall…so stay tuned.
- Alaska: Highland Tech Charter (grades 6-12) in Anchorage, Alaska recently received some of the highest marks a school can achieve during its accreditation assessment from AdvanceED. (more…)