The concept is simple: learning is best measured by students demonstrating mastery, rather than how much time spent in a classroom. Competency-based education is a fundamental shift toward learner-centered systems.
Susan Patrick and Sandra Dop discussed trends and elements in implementing competency-based education. Policy and practice considerations were discussed, including highlighting Iowa’s work in building capacity in the state, districts and schools, as well as lessons learned through their journey of planning, policy, and program implementation.
This webinar covered key considerations and provided an overview for educators on competency-based education systems.
Susan Patrick, iNACOL & Sandra Dop, Iowa Department of Education