In a competency based personalized learning system students have individualized plans based on their specific needs and "own" their learning.
Personalized learning is individualized, differentiated and student-driven. It is a performance based system that educates all students to the highest levels, empowers them to own and lead the learning process, and equips them with the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in a rapidly changing world. A personal mastery system refers to an educational system in which students are able to prog
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Evidence of Learning: How States Are Rethinking Instructional Time and Attendance Policies in the COVID-19 Era Examples to help state policymakers provide schools greater flexibility to design student-centered and resilient education systems.
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“The New Normal”
Where will this disruption take you?
Reimagining education: From remote to hybrid learning | | Microsoft EDU We are delighted to share the new paper, "Reimagining education: From remote to hybrid learning," a collaboration between Microsoft and New Pedagogies for Deep Learning. The COVID-19 pandemi
The changing landscape of education...
Dawn of the Age of Digital Learning An Acceleration of Trends That Have Been Building for Years
Tomorrow: Learn How 2 Superintendents Prepared Their Districts To Continue Learning - https://mailchi.mp/modernteacher/how-2-superintendents-prepared-their-districts-to-continue-learning
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Modern Teacher will be showcasing a PA district, Eastern York, who will be showcasing their journey with remote learning in the Modern Teacher Leadership Webinar Series. This is one not to miss! They are definitely a National Model! It is at 2:00 EST. Here is the link to register:
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Remote Learning Can Be More Than a Bandage | RealClearEducation As someone who has worked for years to help districts transition to digital and personalized methods of education, I applaud the heroic efforts so many educators are taking to keep kids learning...
How do you teach and measure essential skills?
Stop Calling Them Soft Skills; They’re Essential Skills People are most often fired for not having soft skills. Well there's nothing 'soft' about getting fired.
Starting to think about classroom design differently?
Six Key Elements of a Future-Ready Learning Environment In recent blog posts, we have argued that learning environments must change in order to support more active and engaging learning. As you’re rethinking the design of your learning environments, here are six elements that should be part of any modern learning space. Choice When students get to choo...
Show What You Know: A Parent’s Guide To The Global Shift To Competency We inherited a system of education that has six big problems; here, those issues are highlighted along with a number of global initiatives making progress toward solving them.
These SC colleges don't require SAT, ACT scores for admission. Here's why Officials at test-optional schools have said they've found student success in college does not necessarily correlate with their SAT scores.
How Can Students Self-Assess When Teachers Do All the Grading and Work? Too often, feedback is given at the end of a project or test. But what if students had more opportunities to receive feedback while they're doing the work so they can improve their learning? Author and blended learning expert Catlin Tucker makes her case for putting more assessment tools into studen...
EMPATHY is the most important leadership skill needed today! In this digital age, there is a big disconnect between leaders and the people they lead. Many managers think they are doing a great job but when you ask the people they lead, it's quite the opposite.
How To Innovate Without Getting Fired Before digging into the question of how to innovate without getting fired, it’s worth differentiating between improvement (doing things better) and innovation (doing things differently).
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Teaching and Learning Needs Strong Teamwork To build a system of personalized, competency-based learning requires a shared vision, values and common frameworks. And it starts with strong culture.
BCSD approves implementing competency-based curriculum at Goose Creek school The Berkeley County School Board has unanimously approved implementing a three-year pilot program for competency-based learning at one school in Berkeley County.
How does personalized pacing work with mastery of standards?
Virtual Forum Recording on Instructional Transformation at Scale Explore emerging best practices for effectively creating the conditions to transform instruction and student experiences across your entire district. Discover the key milestones in Pickerington Local School District’s Plan for Progress - the National Exemplar District’s movement to reimagine the...
Classroom Shared Visions Coming Alive in Little Falls Community Schools It is amazing to see Melonie Brown and Jill Tomala, Accelerated Classroom Teachers from Little Falls Community Schools, building student ownership through “Shared Visions”. Has your district launched Accelerated Classrooms (SI 34) yet? Share your celebrations with the Network.
Flexible seating... your work dictates the space where you choose to sit
- I have to take an assessment- I’m going to go to a quiet individual area
-I have to complete a chapter in the novel I’m reading- I’m going to go to the soft seating area
-I have to conference with my teacher to get feedback- I’m going to go to the teacher’s area
-I have to join a small group to get my next mini lesson- I’m going to go to the group table
Students will move in and out of different spaces based on what they are working on at any given point of the day or period. Explicit direct instruction is provided to the students so they learn that spaces have a purpose. They also learn how to make responsible choices based on their needs throughout the day.
Designing Flexible Seating With Students A veteran elementary teacher shares what he’s learned from eight years of building a student-centered environment.
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Do students have voice in your classroom? Share photos in comments! Maybe a Shared Vision? Or a Classroom Code?
What Happens When Second Graders Plan for the Future Even second graders can set goals – and in a personalized learning environment, they feel empowered to reach them.
Three Powerful Examples of School Districts Using Capstones and Portfolios Colorado's guidelines for graduation offer a menu of options including performance-based demonstrations of college and career readiness such as portfolios and capstone projects.
NYC Schools Using 'Mastery-Based' Learning Also Support Integration Goals | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News In New York City’s highly segregated school system, some schools are embracing diversity through mastery-based learning.
Competency Based Learning Through the Eyes of Teachers and Students
Disputing the Myths
3 Myths of Personalized Learning In order to implement and improve personalized learning, we first need to reach agreement about what it is—and what it isn’t.
A national leader in competency- It’s always great to hear from Mesa!
A Teacher and Student Explain Student-Centered Learning What does student-centered learning mean for students and what does it mean for teachers? A teacher and student from Grand Mesa Middle School answer these questions and more.
Amazing minds converge at at NCDC 2019 to talk about scaling Modern Learning
Do your students have the opportunity to provide multiple pieces of evidence to show they have mastered a standard or learning target? Do students move at their own pace? Comment below to share your successes and challenges. What questions do you have about competency-based education?
Demonstrations of Learning Competency-based education personalizes how students show mastery by giving them choice in how they’re assessed.
Comment on this video if you include your students when making norms/classroom rules/essential agreements/social contracts/codes of cooperation etc. How has it changed the culture of your classroom?
Fostering Belonging With Classroom Norms When students help create their classrooms' rules and culture, they’re more engaged and invested in learning.
Personalized Learning enhances CTE
Perkins V: 5 Strategies for Integrating Personalized Learning with CTE This resource will help people better understand opportunities available in Perkins V and explore strategies to leverage them to advance personalized learning.
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