Catalyzing Mastery-Based Learning: NYC’s Mastery Collaborative

By Chris Sturgis
November 1, 2016

This article describes the Mastery Collaborative created by the New York City Department of Education. The Collaborative consists of 40 schools, eight of which are Living Lab schools. Living Lab schools share resources and tools with other members and are open for visitors to see what mastery-based education looks like and learn from fellow educators. The Collaborative team also develops resources around common understandings, such as a tool to help schools evaluate learning management systems and a Framework for Mastery Implementation to encourage a common language around the topic.

For educators new to mastery-based education the article includes links to five introductory videos developed by the Collaborative. School and district leaders and teachers will also be interested in the summaries of conversations from the Collaborative cross-school working groups on key implementation topics including curriculum design, grading, and equity. The article ends with links to all 40 schools participating in the Collaborative.

Source Organization: Competency Works

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