KnowledgeWorks local education policy resources and recommendations help local education agencies and policymakers create flexible, equitable policy environments that support innovation and personalized, competency-based education.
A State Policy Framework for Scaling Personalized Learning©
Based on insight from school districts, state education agencies, policymakers and education organizations, this policy framework guides states and districts in working together to create flexibility to support scaling personalized learning, including explorations of defining areas of flexibility at the state and federal policy level, the supports needed for district implementation of personalized, competency-based education and the roles of states and districts in this work.
District Conditions for Scale: A Practical Guide to Scaling Personalized Learning©
Based on research with districts leading the way in personalized, competency-based learning, this resource outlines the 10 critical conditions communities should cultivate to effectively scale personalized learning beyond pockets of excellence to impact every student, including curriculum, instruction, comprehensive assessments, learning environments, student supports, professional and leadership development, technology policy, comprehensive data systems and partnerships.
The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers©
Published in partnership with the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF), this resource explores the motivation behind implementing personalized, competency-based learning, reflections, challenges and considerations on culture and practice from teachers actively involved in this shift in teaching and learning and, in their own words, how district conditions effect the teaching experience.