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Breaking With Tradition: The Shift to Competency-Based Learning in PLCs at Work™

Author: Brian M. Stack, Jonathan G. Vander Els

Availability: In Stock

Code: SOT5770

ISBN: 9781760565770

No of Pages: 228

Publish date: 08/02/2018

Price: $39.95


In Breaking With Tradition:
The Shift to Competency-Based Learning in PLCs at WorkTM
,  authors Brian M. Stack and Jonathan G.
Vander Els assert that K–12 education has concentrated too much on
system-centered, not learning-centered, approaches to education. As a result,
society has lost focus on the true purpose of schooling: learning for all.
Stack and Vader Els present K–12 administrators, school leaders, and teacher
leaders with a new model of learning, which replaces traditional ineffective
school systems with a competency-based model that sets learning at the center
of schooling and supports teachers in fostering a personalized and
student-centered environment. Using this model to modernize curricular,
instructional and assessment frameworks, educators can improve their student’s
engagement in and ownership of learning, leading to greater college and career

K–12 administrators, school leaders and teacher leaders

  • Evaluate the qualities of true
    competency-based schools and the flaws in traditional schooling

  • Consider the foundational role
    that the PLC at Work process has in establishing competency-based schools

  • Gain tips for successfully
    implementing competency-based learning, grading, and assessment practices

  • Explore real school experiences
    that highlight the processes and challenges involved in moving from traditional
    to competency–based school structures

  • Access reproducible school
    design rubrics appropriate for the five design principles of competency-based