This blog post by writer and consultant Chris Sturgis discusses how districts implementing blended learning can go further to become truly competency-based. Chris Sturgis asserts that while blended learning embraces the use of personalization, on its own, it is not the same as competency education which requires a rethinking of the traditional system to advance students based on demonstrated mastery. However, districts using self pacing and flexibility to support students in their approach to blended learning have already taken a critical first step.
District leaders looking to move towards competency education will be interested in the eight specific strategies the author has outlined including calibrating proficiency, nurturing student agency, and advancing students based on mastery.
Source Organization: CompetencyWorks