A new micro-credential helped competency-based education teachers design performance-based assessments that resonate with students. Download the templates.
At its August meeting, the Illinois State Board of Education extended the CBE pilot for three more years. EdSystems and its partners in the new Future of Learning Coalition urge ISBE to extend supports to both guide and evaluate the pilot sites.
EdSystems is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance, LEAP Innovations, LUDA, and Teach Plus to advance an innovation ecosystem for equitable, student-centered education in Illinois.
In partnership with XQ Institute and Student Achievement Partners, EdSystems is launching an initiative to create an Illinois high school math badging system as an alternative credentialing mechanism wherein students can certify learning gained through a broad range of sources including coursework, independent study, summer school, and work-based learning.
Chicago Public Schools’ CBE pilots has released “Shifting Chicago Narratives,” a four-part series of student-produced videos aimed at shifting the narrative from a focus on all that students lost through the pandemic to what they gained.
View the spring webinar on competency-based education in Illinois community colleges, hosted by ICCB and EdSystems.
Senior Program Manager of Competency-Based Education Damarr Smith of Chicago Public Schools and Senior Fellow Ginger Reynolds of EdSystems co-presented a session at Equity First: the annual conference of the Illinois Education and Career Success Network.
The Chicago Equity-Centered Innovation Forum’s fall convening built on the ongoing work CPS is doing to support its competency-based education (CBE) schools to incorporate adaptive competencies into the curriculum and integrate social-emotional learning instruction.
Competency-based education means different things at different schools, but at Benito Juarez Community Academy, a Chicago neighborhood public high school, it means a focus on equity—and that means prioritizing social-emotional skills, or developmental/adaptive competencies, as well as academics.
Resources to support innovative education models for addressing systemic inequities such as student-centered personalized instruction, competency-based approaches, and performance assessments.
The CEIF kick-off on May 27, 2021, explored options for extended learning using competency concepts as a more equitable strategy for credit recovery.
In collaboration with leaders of Chicago Public Schools, school leaders of competency-based education (CBE) pilot schools, and other interested stakeholders, EdSystems will support the implementation of innovative instructional models as strategies for dismantling systemic inequities in traditional educational approaches.
A guide for the development of information gathering systems in remote and blended learning environments. Facilitated by EdSystems, A Framework and Resources for Measuring Student Needs and Development During Remote and Blended Learning is a project of the Data, Assessment, and Accountability Committee of the Illinois P-20 Council.
As schools across Illinois continue to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EdSystems team is pleased to share a new resource for guiding the development of information gathering systems in remote and blended learning environments.
Covid-19 “disruptions” can offer new opportunities for moving toward personalization and competency-based approaches.
Learn more about the need to elevate competency-based education districts with the shift to remote learning.