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Better Together: Project-Based Learning & Proficiency-Based Learning
Project-based learning opens up opportunities for students to connect with topics they care about and with issues in and beyond their communities. Proficiency-based learning allows educators to select an agreed-upon set of important skills and concepts along with a set of agreed-upon scoring criteria; it also allows educators to build opportunities for students to explore and demonstrate their learning in different ways. Project- and proficiency-based learning both lead to more equitable outcomes, but their true power is revealed when we bring them together. Doing so makes space for students to reach for high standards while also doing work that matters to them and to the world.
In this session, participants will explore examples of proficiency-based projects that highlight the power of this combined approach and investigate tools and resources designed to support educators in bringing this approach to their schools. This workshop will also provide an opportunity to engage in brainstorming and design with others, applying learning to individual contexts.
Kate Gardoqui (Senior Associate) & Courtney Jacobs (Senior Associate)