Interested in learning more about proficiency-based education and the efforts of a growing number of Maine schools to transition to a system that’s shaped around students, their needs, and the ways they learn best?
This week is a good week to find out more.
Susan McMillan of the Kennebec Journal just wrapped up three-day series today that takes an in-depth look at proficiency-based education, how it’s been implemented in classrooms in Maine and elsewhere, what it means for the role of teachers, and what parents and college admissions directors think about it.
- Learning in a new light, March 24
- Following the movement, March 24
- Maine schools using the model, March 24
- Student choice at center of proficiency-based learning, March 25
- A transformation for teachers, March 25
- New England embracing new standards, March 25
- Data on new system limited, March 26
- Rushed or cautious?, March 26
On Thursday night, a number of educators who have been implementing proficiency-based education in their classrooms will discuss the approach at a public forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. I’ll also be joining the discussion.
I hope you’ll take advantage of these opportunities.