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Coined in the 1970s, competency-based learning is gaining converts and building enthusiasm in our K-12 education system, taking the focus off grades and seat time—and replacing it with an emphasis on students’ mastery of specific concepts and skills.
This white paper includes a framework, actionable ideas and insights from districts who have successfully implemented personalized learning, to help you get started.
A new guide provides insights on districts’ efforts to pioneer approaches in “competency-based learning,” and documents the many challenges they can face along the way.
Irwin brings significant experience supporting large K-12 districts across the United States as former lead of Gartner's K-12 practice Education Elements, a consultancy supporting public school districts to become more student-centered, welcomes David Irwin to its team of Managing Partners where he will be responsible for supporting school district leaders in their efforts to transform their districts. Upon joining Education Elements, Irwin will continue the next chapter in his mission to transform public education. For the past 14 years, Irwin has worked at Gartner Inc., the world's leading IT research and advisory firm, in several roles including supporting state and local government clients and edtech providers, leading North American consulting operations, and spearheading product development for their events division.
Education Elements, a consulting firm, hosted a personalized learning summit earlier this month in California. If you missed it check out this blog post that features highlights from the event.
Baby Boomers were raised in an analog world and experienced the dawn of a digital domain. We Boomers grew up with limited access to information, and a greater appreciation for hierarchy and long-term career planning. Millennials and Generation Xers grew up with immediate access to information, with connections and comfort engaging online with people across the world. It’s the difference akin to watching a movie on VHS versus streaming it on Netflix.