What is competency-based education (CBE)? How does CBE culture, pedagogy, and structure center students and equity? What policies and practices are needed to enable the shift to CBE systems? Joined by educators and students, we will examine what CBE looks like in practice in schools and discuss professional learning resources for transitioning to a competency-based approach.
1. Learn about what competency-based education is, why it’s important, and what policies are needed to enable the shift to CBE systems.
2. Learn how educators and students in two different systems have approached the shift to CBE in their settings.
3. Reflect on what it means to center equity in transforming the culture, structure, and pedagogy of K-12 schools and districts.
John Clemente, Co-Founder and Executive Director, South Bronx Community Charter High School
Travis Lape, Innovative Programs Director, Harrisburg School District, South Dakota
Laurie Gagnon, CompetencyWorks Program Director, The Aurora Institute