The Competency-based Classroom


Presenter: Chris Jones, Ed.D., Next Level Consulting
Core Area: Texas Teacher Standards: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1B; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3B; Learning Environment 4A, Data-Driven Practice 5A, 5B, 5C, Data-Driven Practice 5D,
T-PESS Standards: Strong School Leadership and Planning Indicator 1.4, Effective, Well-Supported Teachers Indicator 2.3, High-Quality Curriculum Indicator 4.1, Effective Instruction Indicator 5.2
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.7

Are you curious about how to take a competency-based approach in your educational practice? In this 45-min course, Dr. Chris Jones of Next Level Consulting introduces the foundational elements of this approach which focuses on designing personalized learning experiences for each individual student and effectively assessing and responding to their progress towards specific learning targets or competencies.

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In this 45-min course, Dr. Chris Jones of Next Level Consulting will introduce the foundational elements of a competency-based approach. This approach aims to take into account the individual needs, strengths, and weaknesses of each student and design learning experiences that support their growth and development. Through this course, you will learn how to develop a grading system based on practice that effectively assesses, grades, and reports on students’ learning and academic progress.

The course will cover the following objectives:

  • Understanding the foundations of a competency-based approach and how it differs from traditional approaches
  • Designing a grading system that aligns with the standards, learning goals, and objectives for the course or subject
  • Assessing and responding to student progress towards meeting those targets
  • Considering the individual characteristics and needs of each student in order to support their learning and growth

Other courses in this series:

Be the Light – Teacher Leaders Who Show and Do
School and Community Culture
Secondary Math – A Competency-Based Approach

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