Training Teachers for Competency-Based Learning Classrooms

By Sajan George
July 30, 2017

This article, written by the founder of Matchbook Learning, a non-profit charter school operator in Detroit and Newark, shares best practices for designing teacher professional learning to support a competency-based model. He discusses how they created effective teacher trainings based on three design principals that mirror the competency-based experiences they want to provide students:

  • Deliver training through a competency-based format
  • Consider incentives that motivate teachers
  • Include opportunities to demonstrate mastery by showing evidence of progress

This article gives ideas for designing professional learning, while sharing some challenges to ensuring teachers are supported. It may interest educators, professional development providers, and school and district leaders moving to a competency-based model.

Source Organization: Next Generation Learning Challenges

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