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PBL gets LiFT in a virtual classroom

Like countless educators around the nation and the world, Clara Barton High School Algebra teacher Sanch Lawrence had a challenge. Without warning, she had to transition her classroom to a remote learning environment. Sanch found…

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River Montessori High School

Featured School- River Montessori High School

Opening a High School is hard, opening a High School in a pandemic is even more challenging. The newly created River Montessori in South Bend, IN was co-founded by Eric Oglesbee and  Eileen Mariani. They…

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boys and girls western pa

LiFT partners with Boys and Girls Club of Western PA

For over 130 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Western PA (BGCWPA) has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all youth in Western Pennsylvania. Through programs and services, young people learn,…

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10 Step Primer for Competency-based Learning Design

10 Step Primer for Competency-based Learning Design by Josie Jordan

When planning curriculum, many of us were trained to rely on content resources to lead the way: What books will I cover? What textbook will I use? What concepts do I need to address? However,…

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Tips in 10: The On-Ramp to Competency-based and Personalized Projects

Tips in 10: The On-Ramp to Competency-based and Personalized Projects The On-Ramp In our transition to CBE or personalized learning, we often go to the big picture, “How could I ever meet all the standards that…

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Organizations Supporting Personalized Learning and Competency-Based Education

Education Reimagined, an initiative of Convergence, arose out of an 18-month dialogue to re-imagine education among 28 ideologically diverse practitioners and leaders. This group of innovators emerged with “A Transformational Vision for Education in the US” which…

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A project of iNACOL, CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency education in the K-12 education system. Drawing on lessons learned by innovators and early adopters, CompetencyWorks shares original…

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iNACOL is a nonprofit organization with the mission to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, student-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL engages in policy advocacy,…

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The New England Secondary School Consortium

THE NEW ENGLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL CONSORTIUM is a regional partnership that promotes forward-thinking innovations in the design and delivery of secondary education across New England. The five partner states—Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and…

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Highlander Institute

Today, the Highlander Institute services are directed at improving education by focusing on the educator, providing unique, tailored, embedded supports at the classroom, school and district level.  The Highlander Institute specialized in blended and personalized…

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