Competency Based Education Specialist


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What is the Story that You Will Tell of Your Journey?

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 8:10 PM

November 7, 2014 by Rose Colby

Business man showing superhero suit“Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound……”


….Superman? No, not really. Looking back over the past several years in competency education, perhaps SuperPioneer is a more apt superhero symbol. In the early days of competency education, the road ahead of us was somewhat unchartered, with unknown hazards and delays along the way. The early pioneers were a bit ...

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Competency Education: The Solution to Retention

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Competency Education: The Solution to Retention

December 30, 2013 by Rose Colby

ColbyRecently a group of teachers was working on performance tasks and assessments. They were aligning their units of study to competencies based on the Common Core State Standards. An interesting conversation erupted in the group. It was clear that the performance indicators they were designing within their performance tasks represented a more rigorous approach than in the past. One teacher wondered...

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Audacious Thinking

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I was recently reading about Google X. We often think of the Google work place as the workplace of millennials that is like a toddler’s sandbox. It is filled with spaces for work and play and sets the pace for workspace design that challenges the thinking of educators who are working in spaces that are far different. Google X is the Google work environment on steroids. It is the think tank of Google where the only expectation of the employees is audacious thinking. This has rea...

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