Expecting students to move together through traditional one-size-fits-all instruction affects students who need more support and those who are ready and waiting to move forward.
Our focus on competency-based learning provides educators with the skills they need to design student-centered learning progressions, set up routines for student autonomy, and provide personalized support for all learners.
Competency-based learning empowers students to make decisions about their learning experiences, how they will create and apply knowledge, and how they will demonstrate their content mastery. We support skill development through personalized pathways built from BL Connect, Workshops, 1:1 Coaching, and Learning Walks to achieve clear outcomes.
Outcome: I design equitable competency-based grading models that allow students to demonstrate mastery in a variety of ways.
Outcome: I implement student goal setting and reflection strategies to build student autonomy.
Outcome: I create competency frameworks to guide my students’ development of proficiency in content and skills.
Outcome: I design learning progressions that support students to independently progress toward mastery.
Outcome: I create systems and routines to support students as they self-pace through a learning progression.
Outcome: I design structures to provide targeted support to students in a competency-based model.
“The Design Workshops are so engaging, high-level, refreshing, and fun! Any time I work with BetterLesson, I always get tangible resources and strategies as well as motivation to improve my teaching.”
“This was one of the best PD experiences I have been to. The facilitators were very knowledgeable and made me think differently about my practices. I know I have grown as an educator.”
Learn how to identify and celebrate strengths to equip students to effectively adopt a growth mindset and set learning goals.
Design an active agreement for student success by creating a learning contract.
Ensure equity in your grading practices and analyze the effect of those practices on your students.
We’ve identified four elements that are key for academic success and for building student-centered classrooms. BetterLesson guides teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders through focus areas within each element to lead their professional development journey.
Improve instruction and learning for teachers and students by building your skills as an instructional leader.
Build an equitable learning community where all students can be supported, celebrated, and successful.
Find unique ways for all students to learn, communicate, and solve meaningful problems.
Use learning tools and curriculum to create a student-centered classroom.
Turn strategies into outcomes. Our team is here to help.
Learn more about areas of agreement and explore examples of the ways learning progressions are being used in classrooms today.Learn More
Read strategies for measuring student growth over the course of a school year.Read Strategy
This rubric assists educators in reflecting on current practices for the four components of the learning progression process.Read Guide
Accelerate growth in your schools and stay ahead of the curve.