Growing Into The Framework: A District’s CBE Implementation Strategy

By Cris Sturgis
April 25, 2017

This article shares five phases of implementation of competency-based education, using the Mesa County Valley School District 51‘s (D51) first year of implementation to illustrate the process. The phases include:

  • Laying the foundation
  • Supporting effective practices
  • Building performance-based system
  • Beginning personalized learning
  • Refining our system

Information tables include detailed steps to achieve the phase and outline what needs to be done at both district and school levels. The article also shares the strategy and context behind the district’s chose to follow these five phases.

Any school looking to start the transition to a competency-based personalized learning model may find this article and school’s profile helpful. The suggestions for optimal implementation, as well as advice about the timing and order for the phase, will prove especially useful.

Source Organization: Getting Smart

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