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Searching for Efficacy in Competency-Based Education

$12.00 [3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-844

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Course Description

In order to advance the field of competency education, it is important that educators and policymakers create a shared understanding of what a high-quality competency-based system looks like. The purpose of this course is to summarize the common elements of the structure in competency-based schools, identify the features one might expect to see in a high-quality competency-based school, and discuss the approaches that can be used to promote quality in a competency-based system. The course, developed using information from the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, also defines quality within various components of a personalized, competency-based system and discusses methods to accelerate the design and implementation of high quality district systems and schools.

Course Objectives

1. Summarize the common structural elements and the features seen in competency-based schools.

2. Determine why it is difficult and yet important to define quality competency-based education.

3. Identify ways to define quality within each of the components of a personalized, competency-based system.

4. Outline the nine structural domains that impact quality competency-based education.

5. Evaluate specific strategies for building high quality competency education.

6. Describe action steps needed to advance an understanding of high quality, personalized, competency-based systems.

7. Discuss methods to accelerate the design and implementation of high quality district systems and schools


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