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Finding Your Entry Point to Mastery Learning

by Chris Sturgis

I receive a few emails every week from educators who want to find out how to get started down the path of competency-based education. The pandemic’s demand for flexibility has increased these calls for help. Most everyone has read the CompetencyWorks blogs, they’ve tackled a few of the books that have been written,….. Read More

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What Will Students Experience in a Competency-Based School?

What will students experience in a competency-based school?

Below are a set of examples of experiences that every student should have in a well-developed personalized, competency-based system that was developed through a collaborative experience at CompetencyWorks in 2018.

1. I will be fully supported in developing academic knowledge and skills,….. Read More

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Supporting Teachers at D51: A Conversation with the Professional Learning Facilitators

This article is the seventh in the Designing Performance-Based Learning at D51 series. A reminder: D51 uses the phrase performance-based learning or P-BL.

Leigh Grasso, Director of Academic Achievement & Growth at D51, emphasizes, “We are shifting from a focus on professional development to professional learning.” And there are a lot of people focusing on helping the adults in the system learn…… Read More

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The traditional education system is getting in our way. We can do better. It’s time we update our schools to be based on what we know is best for students and for learning. Modern schools start with students being active, engaged and motivated learners.

Founded by Chris Sturgis, co-founder of CompetencyWorks and a leader in competency education, LearningEdge can help you on the path towards modernizing your school. You don’t have to be confused by all those terms — mastery, personalized, competency-based education, project-based learning and student-centered. What’s important is to build a shared vision and a shared understanding of how schools and learning experiences need to be designed for students to become lifelong learners with the know-how to apply academic knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems. LearningEdge can help.