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Pt. England Primary: Making Sense of the New Zealand Curriculum

This is the third article in the series Baskets of Knowledge from Aotearoa New Zealand, which highlights insights from a totally different education system about what is possible in transforming our education system. Read the first article here.

Soon after Russell Burt,….. Read More

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Snaps from Aotearoa New Zealand

This is the first article in the series Baskets of Knowledge from Aotearoa New Zealand, which highlights insights from a totally different education system about what is possible in transforming our education system. Aotearoa is the Māori word for New Zealand meaning ‘long white cloud,’ indicating one of the ways the ancestors traveling from the Pacific islands could identify land…… Read More

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Locations: New Zealand

Next Stop New Zealand

CompetencyWorks is heading to New Zealand in September to try to learn from how they think about learning, schools, and the system of education to push our thinking and spark our imagination of what is possible. Based on her experiences in 2016, Susan Patrick recommended that we turn to New Zealand to help us build a deeper understanding of what state systems and approaches might look like…… Read More

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Waukesha STEM Academy’s Journey from ABC to the Learner Continuum (Part 4)

This article, originally posted at CompetencyWorks is based on site visits in 2017 on personalized, proficiency-based education in Wisconsin.

The transition of Waukesha STEM Academy (WSA) to a personalized, proficiency-based system didn’t happen overnight. Principal James Murray and the team at WSA started down this road in 2010,….. Read More

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Locations: Wisconsin

University of Maine at Presque Isle: Moving at the Speed of Light

This is the first in a series on the University of Maine at Presque Isle that has been adapted from the original article posted at CompetencyWorks in 2016.

I’m a newbie when it comes to understanding competency education in institutions of higher education (IHE). At the highest level,….. Read More

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Locations: Maine