Breaking with Tradition

  • Title:Breaking With Tradition: The Shift to Competency-Based Learning in PLCs at Work™
  • Author:Brian Stack, Jonathan Vander Els
  • Publication Date:October 2017
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781943874897
  • Publisher:Solution Tree

Shifting to competency-based learning allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. Throughout the resource, the authors explore how the components of PLCs promote the principles of competency-based education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition. Each chapter ends with reflection questions readers can answer to apply their learning.

  • Evaluate the qualities of true competency-based schools and the flaws in traditional schooling.
  • Consider the foundational role that PLCs have in establishing competency-based schools.
  • Gain tips for successfully implementing competency-based learning, grading, and assessment practices.
  • Access reproducible school-design rubrics appropriate for the five design principles of competency-based learning.
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