Educators in competency-based schools have raised an important issue – how to cover grade-level standards while meeting kids where they are in their learning, particularly when a student’s performance is well below grade level. Chris Sturgis shares take-aways on this topic of meeting students where they are and addressing grade-level standards in a two-part blog series: Accountability Paradox and Academic Domains. Do you know about a school that has developed strategies for meeting kids where they are? Does your district or school have effective practices to help kids build pre-requisite skills and grade-level standards? If so, please let us know.
CompetencyWorks incorporates a multitude of guest authors sharing lessons learned and a variety of perspectives. Here are must-read blogs by some of our guest authors:
- Building a Movement from Within by Patrice Glancey
- Learner-Centered Tip of the Week: Refurbishing for Personalized Learning by Courtney Belolan
- How I Learned What Proficiency-Based Teaching and Learning Really Means by Kate Gardoqui
- How Might We Ensure Quality and Value Across a Larger Landscape of Learning? by Colleen Broderick
- The Personalized Learning Mindset by Anthony Kim
- An Opportunity in ESSA for Performance Assessment Literacy and Teacher Leadership by Laurie Gagnon
- Communicating with Parents on the Transition to Competency Education by Brian Stack
- Classroom Instruction of Skills and Dispositions by Jonathan Vander Els, Jill Lizier and Terry Bolduc
We value blogs grounded in educator, practitioner and leader experiences in personalized, competency-based districts, schools and programs. Are you interested in becoming a guest blogger on CompetencyWorks? Share your voice and thought leadership by emailing Chris Sturgis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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