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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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Locations: New Zealand

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