Breaking With Tradition

Breaking With Tradition

The Shift to Competency-Based Learning in PLCs at Work™

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

Discover how to shift to a competency-based education system that replaces traditional, ineffective practices with a new model that fosters personalized, student-centered learning.

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Breaking With Tradition

Shifting to competency-based learning allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. Throughout the resource, the authors explore how the components of PLCs promote the principles of competency-based education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition. Each chapter ends with reflection questions readers can answer to apply their learning.

  • Evaluate the qualities of true competency-based schools and the flaws in traditional schooling.
  • Consider the foundational role that PLCs have in establishing competency-based schools.
  • Gain tips for successfully implementing competency-based learning, grading, and assessment practices.
  • Access reproducible school-design rubrics appropriate for the five design principles of competency-based learning.

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKF780

ISBN: 9781943874897

Published By: Solution Tree

“This terrific book is authentic, thoughtful, and practical. It serves as an anchor in a stormy sea of policy changes by expertly laying out what school leaders can do right now to create a firm foundation for student learning.”

Douglas Reeves, founder, Creative Leadership Solutions

“A user-friendly resource for school leaders, leadership teams, and teacher leaders looking for a systematic and achievable approach to implementing competency-based learning.”

Paul Cone Jr., middle school principal, Canisteo-Greenwood Central School, New York

Breaking With Tradition is written by educators for educators who want to learn about competency-based education. ... Your first steps toward creating a system where every student is learning and progressing can start right now. Brian Stack and Jonathan Vander Els will be wonderful guides for your journey.”

From the foreword by Chris Sturgis, cofounder, CompetencyWorks

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