Iowa Forum on Competency-based Education

Welcome to the Iowa Forum on Competency-based Education, a space for networking, deliberation, sharing, and organizing in Iowa.  This space will be largely self-organizing, so we encourage you to make it your own.  Join a discussion forum to offer questions or comments or post links to resources.  Invite friends and create a group!


New Report on Equity in CBE

Started by Mandi Bozarth Nov 13. 0 Replies

A new study from Jobs for the Future and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation focuses on equity issues in CBE:  …Continue

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Are CBE schools really doing what they say they do?

Started by Sandra Dop Aug 4. 0 Replies

A new study will help determine if students in CBE schools really are progressing in those things we say matter. In Iowa we call them the universal constructs. …Continue

This kid IS a creative, critical thinker!

Started by Sandra Dop Jun 25. 0 Replies

Are you encouraging this kind of thinking in your school?…Continue

Blended Learning and CBE

Started by Sandra Dop Jun 21. 0 Replies

Standards-based grading, blended learning, personalized learning . . . so many innovative ways to go.  All of them connect with CBE. Check out this report by Clayton Christensen Institute for…Continue

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New Report on Equity in CBE

A new study from Jobs for the Future and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation focuses on equity issues in CBE:  EQUITY IN COMPETENCY EDUCATION:  REALIZING THE POTENTIAL, OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLES.  How are you designing CBE and implementing to ensure CBE works for all students?  .   See More
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