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Student Conferencing Protocol

In competency-based schools, students have a very transparent view into their data. It is important to create time and space to conference with students and help them understand and take…
Carlos Querales
March 10, 2023

Studio Design Feedback Checklist

This checklist is meant to be used to get feedback on your studio throughout the design process. The checklist is organized around the look-fors for each stage of your studio…
Thomas Gaffey
January 20, 2022

Workshop: Reimagining School

This workshop is meant to help teachers begin to develop a growth mindset as a school or district begins their journey toward competency-based education.
Thomas Gaffey
December 18, 2021

Studio Design Template

A studio is a 6-12 week problem-based unit that is designed to assess competencies often across multiple disciplines. Designing a studio requires backwards planning and this template is used by…
Thomas Gaffey
December 18, 2021

Competencies and Continua for Teachers

The Building 21 Teacher Competencies were designed specifically for the Building 21 Competency Framework and learning model. Schools that adopt these competencies should modify the language to meet their needs.…
Thomas Gaffey
December 14, 2021

Studio Planner

Before teachers design their entire studio, it's important for them to get peer feedback. The studio planner is designed to be completed in a workshop setting. Once a teacher's initial…
Thomas Gaffey
December 1, 2021