[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: Competency Resources Available from CompetencyWorks
Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Wed May 14 12:54:06 EDT 2014
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ITEM: Competency Resources Available 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]<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=52ef1970266986fb757ededfe4b57c9a120ef860ee32a2a035478f6fa15562f3>
[Progress and Proficiency]<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=52ef1970266986fbe1863a051e1018db8384734d8a2d972d3191cc62f5471b77>
[Mean What You Say]<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=52ef1970266986fb19fcc69bfaddf2719bcaa18ec0d86aeb041198f1033b4177>
State Policy Guide
[Necessary for Success]<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=52ef1970266986fb23f002a5752317fc08b8a0a1eca093011ec04ff7d5b8c327>
In April, leading innovators from around the country shared their insights into designing and implementing competency education.
* Working in a Competency Education School: Hiring Tips for Potential Teacher Candidates<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff7531ac12dc95bfbdcc95e24009e0aeb46f1d3d44bbecab2d8c> by Brian Stack
* Counted or Not, Doing What Counts in Competency-based Education<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff7529c9a213f1afc05f7c906f28ce1ec2d53c0a4f4799b925fc> by Eduardo Briceño
* The Paradox of Right the First Time: Transform Assessment Practices to Reflect Growth<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff7553b9a033b3c60a87dae17a2d0332acc2db899db46c42dff8> by Justin Ballou
* A Tide of Understanding<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff7571e2da037bb7965bef15c0eabc94a050ad0a38070757a9ce> by Bill Zima
* Chewing on Learning Progressions: Some Food For Thought<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff75b5a841faa65ab2c00556cbe67acaf8094b04f27b6756f185> by Kaili Phillips
* Learning My Lesson<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff7510835ffa531db6884baba97e2f4dfde8dad82cbde5bdc673> by Caroline Messenger
We also highlighted emerging trends and resources:
* New Networks: Competency Education in Higher Education<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff75ff4b85baed82ff0479a13b3914c13592bca86ce7df445b6c>
* Building a Bridge Between Blended Learning and Competency Education<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff7552897bf03a4b77b59762281b70f1358e5cadc5249a069218>
* Who Should Determine What Proficiency Is?<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff75315f136d5029e38871f05f357af0cf9efbb89ef22a208cae>
* Light At the End of the Tunnel<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=689f75754220ff75335b8058c41f464728ee870d1f91d9a002eac3918fb07254>
* A Tale of Two States<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=1678ab87ea6dee8e867732728842c4c903b7aacab40600e7d03bdc2442ad66e8>
* 10 Principles of Proficiency-based Learning<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=1678ab87ea6dee8e72c5ffa6ec931304fb7514f42a3bd4c2012b9da8a9f1c685>
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:
* District Transformation in Danville<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=1678ab87ea6dee8ef250117e44dca2383d7c06d9b361eff3be0836d1ac27dcf5>
* How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=1678ab87ea6dee8e8606294a20c16d10c2e1b29695106ffa7077241ef5f5ccf1> by Roger Cook
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:
* Igniting Learning at the Making Community Connections Charter School<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=1678ab87ea6dee8e990d6d4a2b5708ccde6b5aa8d951adc700b40aae72f3357a>
* Gateways, Not Grades<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=1678ab87ea6dee8ea5f030ad5a19c36fe5badb559d9151597c1ba9ed1cbf5606>
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<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=1678ab87ea6dee8e9248a39871f89a64d2f61ff62eeb9b4ad86c88a32378264e>. Presenters included Brett Grimm (Assistant Principal) and Abbie Forbus (Counselor) from Lindsay Unified High School who described their approach to grading. Click here<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=3247ed9d5bd96ddf8702afaef07e54bb1211544ef4dd1770107e1cfd892a929c> 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<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=3247ed9d5bd96ddf7d0d729d9f4c0a6aa2329fec809f0f12afa9ae55f0b22766> 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<http://cl.s6.exct.net/?qs=3247ed9d5bd96ddf4b130dce004c42ccbc99490d2b973c732799eec4ea93e8b4> 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.
Chris Sturgis, MetisNet
Susan Patrick, iNACOL
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