Moving to Competency-Based Learning

Moving to Competency-Based Learning

Hosted By NH e-Learning for Educators and OPEN NH a program of the NH Department of Education

Competency-based learning systems support personalization and flexibility by focusing on mastery of academic content and abilities, regardless of the time, place, or pace of learning. In this seven week course, you will be introduced to competency-based learning and strategies for implementing it in your school or district. You will explore best practices for unpacking and using quality learning standards, developing flexible curriculum, shifting pedagogy, and assessment strategies as they pertain to competency-based learning. You will also explore the school wide system of support, policies and procedures, and legal implications that should be considered when moving to competency-based learning in your schools. As a final project, you will draft an action plan that can be used in your school or district to begin to move towards competency-based learning.

Expected Hours to Complete
35 hours for a 7 week facilitated, discussion based, online course.

Once course is completed, NH e-Learning for Educators will also develop and offer a self-paced tutorial for 10-15 hours, which would cost $50-$75. Successful completion earns a certificate of completion for the professional development hours as well. There are no grad credits offered for self-paced tutorials.

Certification or Credit Offered
Course earns a certificate of completion for 35 professional development hours. Courses are vetted through Plymouth State and also qualify for 3 graduate credits with an additional paper, registration fee and per credit fee to Plymouth State directly.

Cost and Purchasing Process
Courses cost $130 per individual (early bird registration rates of $120 apply), Future Ready districts can purchase a cohort of 25 seats for rates for $105/individual.

Content delivery and timing (online, blended, synchronous, etc.)
Online course, 7 weeks in length, facilitated, discussion based with a final course project.

Audience (District team, individual, other)
Future Ready Team or individuals can take the course. We will offer it in our regular scheduled OPEN NH sessions as well as in special delivery periods for district cohorts.

Visit www.opennh.org for more information and www.opennh.net to preview the learning management system. Links provide information about the OPEN NH online professional development program.

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