Competency-based learning in a performance-based system aligns with differentiation and learner agency by allowing for personalized learning experiences, offering choices and flexibility, and promoting ownership, autonomy, and agentic learning. This approach supports the diverse needs and interests of learners, ultimately leading to more meaningful and engaging educational experiences. The challenge for educators is often the shift from industrial-age practices to an ideal learning experience.
On October 10th at 1:00 PM ET, bestselling author Carol Ann Tomlinson alongside leaders Cinnamon Scheufele and Melissa Hawkins from Lindsay Unified School District will come together to make the case for differentiation through competency-based learning and authentic performance tasks. They will share examples of their journey, strategies for planning and scaffolding instruction, and provide tips for getting started.
Here are the presenters:
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Educator, author, and speaker known for her work with differentiated instruction and has written more than 300 books, chapters, and articles for educators.
Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction for Lindsay Unified School District
Director of Educational Systems for Lindsay Unified School District