ROSE L. COLBY 

Competency Based Education Specialist

ROSE L. COLBY

  • AUTHOR
  • CONSULTANT
  • COMPETENCY EDUCATION AND  ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST
  • SOUTHERN NH UNIVERSITY ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR IN M.ED/CAGS PROGRAM IN COMPETENCY EDUCATION
  • 2REVOLUTIONS COMPETENCY  EDUCATION FELLOW


What is competency education? Competency education brings students to both academic and personal sucess throughout their K-12 learning opportunities and experiences.  As educators, we must design learning environments that allow students to engage deeply in learning. When students apply their learning of content and skills, only then can we assess and communicate their mastery. This new framework for competency education moves the traditional framework of curriculum, instruction, assessment and grading to a new framework competency design, performance assessment, learning pathways, and dynamic grading. 

Competency education is my passion!  I believe strongly that every learner have equal opportunities to learn and be successful in all aspects of life.  With that belief, I also believe that traditional systems of teaching and learning must make way for preparing our graduates for success in their future--whether it be the in the work place or in higher education. 

Deeper Competency Based Learning:  Making Equitable, Student-Centered, Sustainable Shifts

Karin Hess

Rose Colby

Daniel Joseph

Corwin, 2020


https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/deeper-competency-based-learning/book270688

The roadmap for your school’s CBE journey!

Employ the WHAT (deeper academic and personalized learning), the WHY (equity), and the HOW (learner-centered approaches) of Competency-Based Education, maximizing the time, place, and pace of student learning. Make the shift to CBE using best practices from the authors’ CBE implementation experiences across states, districts, and schools.

Build the foundation with organizational shifts - policy, leadership, culture, and professional learning.  Shift teaching-learning structures―rigorous learning, performance assessment, and evidence-based grading and reporting. Dive into student-centered classrooms―personalized instruction and shifting mindsets for teacher-student roles, responsibilities, and classroom culture

Competency-Based Education: A New Architecture for K-12 Schooling.

Rose L. Colby 

Harvard Education Press, 2017


http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/competency-based-education

Competency-Based Education introduces educators to a new model for anytime, anywhere schooling and provides tools and curriculum resources for redesigning the traditional structures of K–12 schools.

Based on pioneering work across multiple states, the book shows how educators can design central elements of competency-based education—including performance tasks, personal learning plans, and grading systems—to meet the needs and interests of all students. Rose L. Colby provides critical tools for creating these elements in collaborative teams and engaging stakeholders such as educators, parents, and community members. The book incorporates case studies and voices from the field, and examines the variety of competency models that schools have adopted, highlighting the benefits for students.

Competency-Based Education provides a much-needed resource at a time when states, districts, and schools are working to implement competency-based models and experimenting with new accountability systems that include evidence of learning beyond standardized tests.

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