Learning Strategies

COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING

Instructional approach that focuses on learning and mastering concrete skills over abstract concepts.


A Look at How and Why Competency-Based Learning is Spreading
WHAT'S WORKING: Looking to spread competency-based education (CBE) across your district or state, where learners earn credit based on actual learning rather than seat time? CompetencyWorks took a look at the ups and downs of K-12 CBE policy and practice in six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont...
Summit Public Schools Open Up Application for Second Basecamp Cohort
WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN: Back in 2014, Summit Public Schools announced that it would be opening up its platform for personalized student playlists to other districts through a program dubbed “Basecamp.” 19 schools joined the first cohort, and dow, Summit has launched the application for the second cohort of Basecamp partner schools...
A Guide to Implementing K-12 Competency-Based Systems
A GUIDE TO COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING: Put down that standardized test for a moment. If you’re looking to implement competency-based education, CompetencyWorks just released a report on “implementing competency-based education in K-12 systems,” complete with insights from educators who have done it before (and done it well)...