I received several requests to organize this by geography, not date. Here it is:
We recently updated the map of competency education because so many states – including Idaho, Florida, Ohio, and Utah – have taken steps forward for state policies to enable and invest in competency-based education. In reflecting upon how competency-based education is developing, we pulled together all the “case studies” we have done based on site visits and interviews in seventeen states. As soon as we can, we want to visit Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont, Wisconsin, and we just heard about a district in Mississippi.
For those of you trying to learn more abut competency education, we are hearing that some districts are using the case studies as discussion tools. Everyone reads about one school and then talks about what is challenging, how their understanding of the traditional system is changing, and what ideas they think might be valuable. It’s just a warm-up to embracing the values and assumptions that are the roots of competency education.
Chugach School District (2015)
Part 1 – Explorations in Competency Education
Part 4 – Chugach Teachers Talk about Teaching
Part 8 – Performance-Based Home Schooling
Highland Tech Charter School, Alaska (2014)
Part 2 – Advice From Highland Tech Students
Springdale School District (2015)
Lindsay Unified High School (2015)