Jon Vander Els

Jon Vander Els / December 22, 2022

Scaling Competency-Based Learning at a State Level

One of the greatest challenges facing educators related to competency-based education is how to effectively scale. Read more to discover how the State of Arkansas has approached this daunting task.

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Jon Vander Els / April 19, 2022

Realizing Student-Focused Change Through Distributed Leadership

By Jonathan Vander Els, Director of Collaborative Learning

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Jon Vander Els / July 1, 2021

Formative Assessment: A Linchpin to Learning

In a competency-based system, “meaningful assessment” is highlighted as the second tenet (Levine and Patrick, 2019). What does “meaningful assessment” mean in a competency-based classroom? What is the role of the teacher and the student in this classroom? 

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