Leader Guru Unit 4:
Leading Competency-Based Learning
Read & View
- Read Implementing Competency Education in K–12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders, pages 56-66.
- View the following video on Essential Knowledge in a Competency-Based Approach.
Activity 1 -In competency-based schools, a collaborative and empowered cadre of teachers is the engine that drives learning. Reflect on how your school/district supports collaborative time for teachers as well as the systems in place for empowering the teaching staff. Email your reflection to your class instructor with the subject Leader Guru, Unit 4 Activity 1. Be sure to include your name.
In the well-developed competency-based districts, student learning is the driving force behind professional development. List the professional development that was offered last year at your school and district. Label each to denote supporting student achievement or supporting something else. Email your list to your class instructor with the subject Leader Guru, Unit 4 Assignment 1. Be sure to include your name.
In one of the example schools, staff evaluation included several components, including self-evaluation; comments and observations from students, parents, coworkers, and community members; individual meetings with the administrative supervisor; development of individual goals and action plans; collection and presentation of artifacts to support self-evaluation; and assistance in meeting district goals. Reflect, in no more than one page, on the positives and possible challenges that could incur on a staff evaluation process like this in your school/district. Email your reflection to your class instructor with the subject Leader Guru, Unit 4 Assignment 2. Be sure to include your name.