Bringing the Four Principles Together

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Five Ways to Help Students Ask Better Questions

Giselle O. Martin-Kniep

In this article, the author explores practical ways to help students learn to generate their own essential questions. It looks… Read More »


Owning the Classroom Together

Carol Ann Tomlinson

In this article from ASCD’s Educational Leadership Magazine a professor and veteran teacher, describes her efforts create a positive classroom culture… Read More »

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Reading on Competency-Based Education

Chris Sturgis Katherine Casey

This article provides a great overview of key texts to help any educator or education leader better understand competency education.… Read More »


LearnNext: Culture and Environment

Learn Next

Culture and Environment is a course that examines the learning culture and environment needed to support the development of learner… Read More »


LearnNext: Pedagogical Approaches

Learn Next

In this course you focus on the changing role that educators play as they implement pedagogical approaches that promote learner… Read More »


A National Landscape Scan of Personalized Learning in K-12 Education in the United States

Betheny Gross, Sivan Tuchman, and Susan Patrick

This publication provides findings from a national survey of teachers and students to underscore how, and to what extent, core… Read More »


What “Mastery-Based” Can Look Like in the Classroom


This article looks at a competency-based math classroom. It describes how Molly Nealeigh at Piney Grove Elementary School in North… Read More »


Pittsburgh-Area Students Tackle Community Challenges in Learn and Earn Program

Jamie Martinez

This article describes a summer learning program in the Pittsburg, PA area. Through the Learn and Earn Program, students conducted… Read More »


Six Fixes for Proficiency-Based Learning

David Ruff

This article offers practical advice to schools and districts implementing competency based education. Drawing on the groundbreaking work being done… Read More »


North Dakota School District Ready to Make Bold Changes

Knowledge Works

This article discusses the shift to a competency-based model underway in the Northern Cass School District in North Dakota. The… Read More »

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