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Implementation: Moving from Vision to Reality

When you’re ready to move from a vision for personalized, competency-based learning to the realities of implementation, there are a number of things to consider. How are you:

  • Building student agency?
  • Cultivating core social-emotional skills?
  • Encouraging risk-taking and growth mindset for students, teachers and leaders?

School and classroom culture that supports personalized, competency-based education is strongest when your learning community’s vision for learners is at the heart of everything you do – and when all stakeholders are encouraged to shape, empowered by and commited to the vision.

Review our resources below for strategies on implementation, cultivating classroom culture, building community support and more as you move your vision to reality for personalized, competency-based learning.

From Vision to Reality: Personalized, Competency-Based Learning for All Kids is designed to help school districts take steps toward personalized, competency-based learning, and equip leaders with the following support to do this critical work.

From Vision to Reality: Personalized, Competency-Based Learning for All Kids©

This publication is designed to help school districts take steps toward personalized, competency-based learning, and equip leaders to do this critical work.
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Virgel Hammonds and Bill Zima, former and current superintendents of RSU2 district in Maine, share tips for including community voice in school visioning.

Visioning Toolkit: Laying the Groundwork for a Community-Wide Vision for Personalized Learning

In this toolkit you’ll find resources to help you begin and sustain the work of implementing personalized learning.
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Personalizing Learning for Students and Teachers in Marysville, Ohio

In Marysville Exempted Village School District in Marysville, Ohio, teachers and students are empowered to take risks, collaborate and create meaningful, personalized learning experiences that do more than just get them to graduation day – students are ready for college and careers that give back to a community that has embraced a new model for education.
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Student-Centered Learning Begins with Community: How Five Communities in Maine Reimagined Learning Through Competency-Based Education

RSU2 in central Maine has been practicing personalized, competency-based education since 2011 when a state move to consolidate districts unlocked the opportunity to transform the education system. This resource highlights their early strategies for success and how they navigated common challenges.
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Ready to move personalized learning from vision to reality? Talk with a KnowledgeWorks teaching and learning expert for advice on getting started.