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Blended Learning, Personalized Learning, Competency Based Education

Education Reimagined, an initiative of Convergence, arose out of an 18-month dialogue to re-imagine education among 28 ideologically diverse practitioners and leaders. This group of innovators emerged with "A Transformational Vision for Education in the US" which sets out the fundamental transformation of the current school-centered education system to one that is learner-centered.

With the vision signatories now serving on the Advisory Board, Education Reimagined is committed to making learner-centered education available to every child in the US. This group seeks to accelerate the growth and impact of the Learner-Centered Education Movement in the United States, by:

  • Finding and encouraging learner-centered pioneers already at work in communities, school systems, policy arenas, and the education profession—to grow the number of active champions of learner-centered education;

  • Bringing diverse movement pioneers together who wouldn’t otherwise engage with one another and creating the conditions for their effective collaboration and innovation; and

  • Sharing the possibility of learner-centered education with a broad spectrum of education stakeholder groups—to attract new pioneers and to grow support for pioneering efforts.

We are excited and honored to be part of this pioneering group of dedicated educational professionals working together in this tremendous shift in education throughout the US.  This is a great video from them we think everyone who is interested in Learner-Centered Education should see.


Here is a wonderful video from Up For Learning that helps to explain what Proficiency- (or Competency-) based Learning is all about. 

UP for Learning provides training, resource development, and on-going support for a wide variety of initiatives that develop opportunities for young people to assume meaningful roles in shaping their learning and their lives.


Read the full paper on Personalized Learning for Schools, Families and Communities here

Read the full paper on Personalized Learning for Schools, Families and Communities here

 

 

iNACOL is a nonprofit organization with the mission to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, student-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning.

iNACOL engages in policy advocacy, publishes quality standards and catalyzes new opportunities for anytime, anywhere personalized learning.

There are some great resources for Schools, Educators, Policymakers, Organizations, Learners, Families and Communities and everyone engaged in Personalized Learning around the country at www.iNACOL.org


SchoolHack Solutions is pleased to partner with the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education and have curated their Education for Sustainability standards (EfS) for use within the LiFT personalized learning platform.  These powerful learning targets can be used to weave the sustainability mindset seamlessly into content area rubrics and transferable skills.  This joining of EfS with personalization and proficiencies is an essential means to accelerate student ownership, civic responsibility, and community engagement.


Blended Learning, Personalized Learning, Competency Based Education

The Coalition of Essential Schools

"We envision an educational system that equips all students with the intellectual, emotional, and social habits and skills to become powerful and informed citizens who contribute actively toward a democratic and equitable society."


"At the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, we're supporting grant making efforts to re-shape our education system to be more student-centered.  We envision an education system where learning transcends the traditional school calendar and setting.  We envision a system where students progress based                                                                                                             upon the mastery of a skill or topic, rather than time spent in a classroom"


CompetencyWorks is dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency education in K-12.

What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

This paper is designed to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning. This report describes why personalized learning matters and shows what personalized learning looks like in schools for teachers and for students.  

Through case studies, this paper illustrates what personalized learning looks like in practice, provides examples of teachers personalizing learning in their schools and districts, and shares student perspectives on how new instructional designs are meeting their unique needs. Education leaders, parents, teachers, students and communities can use this report to begin conversations around what modern learning environments look like and how schools can best prepare students for postsecondary success.


THE NEW ENGLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL CONSORTIUM is a regional partnership that promotes forward-thinking innovations in the design and delivery of secondary education across New England. The five partner states—Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont—work together to close persistent achievement gaps and promote greater educational equity and opportunity for all students.