Resources Available from CompetencyWorks

In April, leading innovators from around the country shared their insights into designing and implementing competency education.

We also highlighted emerging trends and resources:

As always, we took deeper looks at how districts and schools are advancing competency education:

Danville School District and Taylor County School District in Kentucky are developing personalized, performance-based strategies:

Making Community Connections Charter School in New Hampshire has a theory of change that emphasizes helping students develop the skills and motivation needed to be successful in college and careers:

In case you missed it, here’s chance to listen to our April webinar:

“Understanding Grading in Competency-based Schools” was a follow-up to the paperProgress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education. Presenters included Brett Grimm (Assistant Principal) and Abbie Forbus (Counselor) from Lindsay Unified High School who described their approach to grading. 
Click here to watch the webinar.

And don’t miss these webinars in May:

May 14, 2014 (1:00pm – 3:00pm MST) Regional Educational Laboratory Central at Marzano Research Laboratory is presenting Competency-Based Education Systems: One Colorado School District’s Experience highlighting Adams County School District 50.

May 21, 2014 (3:00pm – 4:00pm ET) Great Schools Partnership is sponsoring Proficiency-Based Learning Simplified: Supporting Students with Disabilities with Angela Hardy, Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership; Jon Ingram, Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership, and Shannon Shanning, Special Education Teacher, Bruce M. Whittier Middle School, Poland, ME. The webinar will address the role of Individual Educations Plans in a proficiency-based system, including the development of appropriate modifications to ensure that students with disabilities achieve proficiency.

Check out these Briefing Papers and more from CompetencyWorks.

From Policy to Practice
From Policy to Practice: How Competency-Based Education Is Evolving in New Hampshire

Federal K-12 Policy
A K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education

Competency Grading
Progress and Proficiency

Personalized Learning
Mean What You Say

State Policy Guide
Necessary for Success


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