Last week, the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and NOCTI co-hosted a webinar, “Badging 101: The What, The Why & The How.” This webinar examined the concept of open badges and their potential in demonstrating – and validating – students’ skills, knowledge, and competencies. The presentation focused on the basics of badging and potential uses at the national, state, and local level.
What is an effective way for schools to assess students in competency based education (CBE) that is effective and equitable? This question was explored in the third installment of a three-part webinar series hosted by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO) that took place on April 10, 2014 entitled “How Competency Based Education is Transforming Assessment and Accountability Systems in Schools.”
This report explores how competency-based education at institutions of higher learning has taken on greater prominence in recent years as several colleges and universities have adopted degree programs. Rather than relying on course credit accumulation, competency-based programs require the demonstration of knowledge for degree progression. In these programs, degree completion is dependent on the demonstration of content mastery rather than fulfilling a predetermined amount of time in a sequence of courses.
This guide introduces the model for the Diploma Plus high schools. The schools are small, alternative high schools run by districts, or charter schools, and some alternative programs supported by community colleges in partnership with school districts. The students served are primarily those who are over-age, under-credit, and at-risk for dropout. The guide provides a detailed explanation of how Diploma Plus high schools function, an explanation of their effectiveness, and easy-to-use charts and lists to understand the components of the school system and curriculum.
This post is the second in a two-part series highlighting key conversations from the April 3, 2014, Webinar titled, “CCSSO Innovation Lab Network: Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Competency Based Education” hosted by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO).
On April 3, 2014 the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO) co-hosted the second installment of a three-part webinar series on creative educational practices titled “CCSSO Innovation Lab Network: Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Competency Based Education.” This post is the first in a two-part series highlighting key conversations from the presenters.