Competency-Based and Personalized Learning

Access and download comprehensive resources centered on competency-based and personalized learning during COVID-19. Extensive grab-and-go resources are complemented by training and support videos designed to help you support your students’ personalized learning through the coronavirus pandemic.
Resources & Non-Video Content
Training & Support Videos

Resources and Non-Video Content

Comprehensive Glossary
Competency-Based Learning Self-Assessment
Competency-Based Learning Module Grid
Standards Documents aligned to Competencies for Teachers to Work With
Continuity of Learning During COVID-19
Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities
Google Sheet of Online Resources for Students who Receive Specialized Instruction, Including Resources for Gifted/Enrichment
COVID-19 Toolkit from the Autism Society

Training and Support Videos

What are your students doing on the first day of their personalized learning experience? Join Lori and Carmen as we think about personalized learning from the student’s point of view. During this session, we will discover true objectives for students in personalized learning, review an example of personalized learning and consider adaptation and practice planning for personalized learning with comprehensive documents and considerations. This session is appropriate for all K-12 teachers. Registration: Jan 13, 2021 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Lori Jensen Wilson
Administrators and teachers K-12 will learn ways to personalize learning through path by investigating the research and resources from the Aurora Institute. Registration: Jan 20, 2021 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Dr. Amber Miller
K-12 teachers and leaders will learn the definition of flexible pacing, examine the levels of flexible pacing, learn the basics of implementing flexible pacing, and explore examples of environmental pacing for the personalization of learning. Registration: Mar 10, 2021 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Contact Presenter: Dr. Amber Miller
This session is for any teacher that wants to move their classroom from compliance to empowerment. We will focus our time on the following topics: What is the level of engagement in your classroom?, Overcoming barriers to student empowerment, creating more engagement in the classroom, Building relationships, Student Voice and Choice and Authentic Work. Registration: Fed 03, 2021

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Contact Presenter: Jim Dillon

In this Personalised Learning Roadmap session, you will explore the following objectives: Employing a variety of evidence-based instructional modes, strategies, and activities, Intentionally designing lessons or activities while implementing student-designed profiles and interest, & Exploring learning experiences formal and informal within and outside of school. Registration: Dec 02, 2020

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Contact Presenter: Brett Fenton
During this presentation, we will present the six foundational elements to have in place when moving toward competency-based grading including reflection questions and self-assessment rubrics. The objectives for this session are the following: 1. Defining “competency” and “competency-based learning. 2. The six elements of competency-based grading and how to evaluate the current state in each. 3. Steps to take this year. This presentation is intended for any educator, administrator, or curriculum director at any level. Registration: Feb 16, 2021

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Contact Presenter: Jay Scott
The assessments provided in the Navigating Change document are an excellent resource for assisting teachers as they use assessments to drive instruction, provide feedback, and develop their own student’s self assessment skills. These assessments are available for all of the competencies for each grade band and subject area included in the document and supports are available to ensure that the needs of all students are met. If you are thinking of moving towards competency based instruction, as well as personalized learning, you will want to learn more about the assessments available in the Navigating Change Document. Registration: Dec 09, 2020 3:30pm in Central Time (US and Canada).

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Contact Presenter: Darla Smith
This session is designed around the importance of feedback from teacher and students, using that feedback to feedforward, incorporate feedback into your rubrics, and striving to develop assessment capable learners. Registration: March 03, 2021

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Contact Presenter: Tonya Smedley
Participants in this session will explore the following objectives: Define Personalized Learning through time, Intentionally designing lessons or activities while implementing student designed profiles and interest, Exploring learning experiences formal and informal within and outside of school. Registration: April 14, 2021

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Contact Presenter: Brett Fenton
The participants in this session will explore the following objectives: Define Personalized Learning through place, ntentionally designing lessons or activities while implementing student-designed profiles and interest, Exploring learning experiences formal and informal within and outside of school. Registration: Feb. 10, 2021

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Contact Presenter: Brett Fenton

During this session participants reflect on how their students are currently demonstrating learning, discover other methods for demonstrating learning and see concrete examples of how to implement those methods. Registration: April 21, 2021

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Contact Presenter: John Girodat
During this session participants will learn the definition of Competency-Based Learning (CBL), understand why moving toward CBL is beneficial, plan how to communicate the change to CBL to their stakeholders, and discuss the steps necessary to lead the change to CBL. Registration: Feb 24, 2021

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Contact Presenter: John Girodat