Competency-Based Education

Competency-Based vs. Outcome-Based Education

Jeff Winget2024-03-14T11:19:11-04:00

As a new principal, I realized that I have a tragic flaw when it comes to leadership. To flip an old cliché, my issue is that I often don't see the trees for the forest. I am a big picture thinker to a fault. As a teacher, focusing on the [...]

Competency-Based vs. Outcome-Based EducationJeff Winget2024-03-14T11:19:11-04:00

Creating a Competency-Based Curriculum

Jeff Winget2023-08-23T09:40:16-04:00

On the first day of class every year, I have a student volunteer come up to the front of the classroom, and I teach them how to putt a golf ball. I use tape to put a straight line on my floor, and I demonstrate how it is possible [...]

Creating a Competency-Based CurriculumJeff Winget2023-08-23T09:40:16-04:00

Competency-Based Education: Rethinking Grading Practices

Ashley Mauger2024-05-13T13:10:10-04:00

Competency-based education focuses on student learning and mastery of skills, not seat time. Many schools have begun to, or have already shifted to this type of model. Students can benefit from competency-based education because it's more flexible, and ensures that they really learn a concept. It's not based on [...]

Competency-Based Education: Rethinking Grading PracticesAshley Mauger2024-05-13T13:10:10-04:00

Intervention and Enrichment Ideas

Ashley Mauger2024-04-17T10:01:52-04:00

-- Trent C, Grade 9 FLT is the name of a flexible block program at a high school in New Hampshire that allows students to have time in the school day for intervention and enrichment. This time gives students a voice and boosts academic achievement and overall social-emotional health. [...]

Intervention and Enrichment IdeasAshley Mauger2024-04-17T10:01:52-04:00

The Top 5 List for Successful CBL

Ashley Mauger2020-09-03T14:24:09-04:00

Making the shift to a competency-based learning environment may seem like an overwhelming task. For administrators, how do you get everyone on board? As a teacher, how do you manage the shifts in grading and curriculum? And what about if you're a parent or a student? How do you [...]

The Top 5 List for Successful CBLAshley Mauger2020-09-03T14:24:09-04:00

How PLCs Facilitate Competency Ed

Ashley Mauger2022-06-26T14:44:55-04:00

"...we didn’t set out to become a competency based learning environment. We had actually simply asked the question -- building a vision mission etc. -- “What is it that we want for our learners?” and we started to build from there. And we felt like the PLC model really [...]

How PLCs Facilitate Competency EdAshley Mauger2022-06-26T14:44:55-04:00

Competencies vs. Seat Time: How Do You Measure Student Achievement?

Ashley Mauger2024-05-13T13:08:49-04:00

A major component of competency-based education revolves around the idea of measuring student achievement by mastery of a skill, not how long they've spent in a classroom. So, if seat time, or even number grades, are not being used, how is a student's success actually measured in competency-based education? [...]

Competencies vs. Seat Time: How Do You Measure Student Achievement?Ashley Mauger2024-05-13T13:08:49-04:00

Competency Ed Encourages ‘Employability Skills’

Ashley Mauger2024-05-13T13:01:53-04:00

What are 'Employability Skills?' In short, employability skills are just what they sound like. Real world skills that will help you get a job. Some students may feel like that the things they are learning are useless, that the only skills they are developing are how to efficiently work [...]

Competency Ed Encourages ‘Employability Skills’Ashley Mauger2024-05-13T13:01:53-04:00

The Key to Differentiation in Competency Based Education: A Flexible Block Schedule

Ashley Mauger2020-09-01T07:32:20-04:00

If you’re in the education sphere, you've likely heard of competency based education. It’s been growing in popularity across the country, and rapidly becoming the focus of not only higher educational curriculum, but secondary schools as well. Competency based education focuses, not simply on grades, but outcomes based on actual [...]

The Key to Differentiation in Competency Based Education: A Flexible Block ScheduleAshley Mauger2020-09-01T07:32:20-04:00
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