It’s time to think differently about how we measure student growth. Despite rising graduation rates, most high school students feel unprepared for college and career. The traditional letter-grade approach isn’t serving students well, and progressive education leaders are noticing.
When planning curriculum, many of us were trained to rely on content resources to lead the way: What books will I cover? What textbook will I use? What concepts do I need to address? However, to be competency-based and make more room for personalization, shifting your focus to the skills learners need to build is essential.
Use this “paint-by-numbers” guide to confidently sketch out your competency-based curriculum with bold and broad brushstrokes. It’s a simple, powerful process by which you’ll be well on your way to designing competency-based, learner-centered curriculum.
The Big Picture Learning model is rich with learner agency and real-world learning opportunities. As innovative BPL schools integrate project-based learning and competency-based assessment, it comes as no surprise that they see a natural fit with LiFT’s learner-driven workflow and native CBE architecture. This past year, SchoolHack and a number of Big Picture Schools launched successful LiFT pilots and we’re excited to continue partnering to make these models shine.
Really. In just 10 minutes, teachers and leaders can begin to build the culture, relationships, and sense of purpose necessary for personalized learning initiatives to prosper and grow. Learn simple routines and systems that foster a sense of belonging and trust with your learners. Join us on July 17th at 1:00 pm.
Adolescence is a time of powerful change, as teens try on different identities and imagine possible futures. Educators have the opportunity to provide long-term benefits by supporting healthy identity formation. In this webinar we'll look at the "Why" behind developmental Personalized Learning Plans and look at simple, effective PLP strategies you can use to build agency, self-direction, and psychological well-being.