Good morning sports fans.
After two days of probing the ins and outs of Common Core opposition, it’s time to move on to other topics. (Yeah, I am fully aware my page views will take a major hit now.) Competency-based learning takes center stage today, followed by two days of news and views on blended learning and personalized instruction. If all goes well, I could be adding something to that discussion myself.
Competency: piano prodigy called “truant” by public school system now a home-schooler (Washington Post) any kind of personalization or competency-based policy could have kept her on the rolls as the best the DC Public Schools has to offer. Now she is scoring points for the home-schooling movement instead. So, yeah, the “competency” tag doesn’t just apply to the kid here, if you get what I am saying.
On the other hand, there’s this:
Philadelphia Freedom: two schools set to re-invent learning based on competency models (The Notebook)
Colorado: movement to move beyond grade levels taps into national movement (KUNC)
Wisconsin: LaCrosse area students to receive personalized instruction in math and foreign language (WKBT)
BONUS LINK: continuing with our “Great Moments in Seat Time Instruction” series. Man, I am hungry now.