Welcome to the Building 21 resource library. With help from our incredible community of contributors, we’ve built a library of competency-based learning resources for educators around the world to shape the future of education.
Getting started with Competency-based Learning?
Start here! Competencies are essential skill sets for college and career readiness. Building 21 has created a comprehensive set of competencies and rubrics (called continua) that are free to download and use or adapt.
Creating curricular resources for everyday use.
Creating resources for a competency-based model can be time consuming. Typically, curricular resources need to be created from scratch or adapted so that they are aligned to the language of the competencies and continua. In our Resource Library, we offer units, guides, and templates that are specifically designed to be used with the Building 21 Competency Framework.
Studios are 6-10 week problem-based units culminating in students making an authentic impact in their school or community.
Through a backwards design process, you can use our design templates to create meaningful, engaging, and competency-based learning experiences for your students.
Performance Task Guides
A performance task allows a student to demonstrate mastery of a specific competency.
These guides are student-facing and they are not specific to any topic area or subject. You can use these guides as a performance-based assessment for a competency, a culminating task for a unit or studio, or within a library of tasks students can complete independently.
Learning Activity Guides and Templates
A learning activity helps a student learn a specific skill within a competency or an indicator within a skill.
You will find both guides and templates for learning activities. Guides are student-facing tools that help students learn the skill or indicator. Templates are used as the student is documenting their learning.
Curricula Resources for Competency
All of our curricular resources are aligned to the competencies and continua in the Building 21 Competency Framework. Our resources are organized by competency areas to help you locate the materials you need.
CBL Platforms & Data Dashboards
Student-centered platforms and dashboards will help you transition to competency-based learning. Our unique platform is designed to help you easily report and track progress aligned to the competencies. Explore our resources to see how we support schools through both our platform and data dashboards.