Course: Plan with a Competency-Based Approach2024-02-09T19:37:31+00:00

Plan with a competency-based approach

Design meaningful and aligned assessments that truly measure the desired learning outcomes

  • 10 hours, self-paced, online
  • Single course: $100
  • 3-course personalized pathway bundle: $275
  • Option for continuing education credits with UCSD: $150
  • Digital Promise micro-credential, coming soon

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To enroll in a 3-course Competency-Based pathway bundle, click here

Plan with a Competency-Based Approach Course Overview

This course will support educators in designing meaningful and aligned assessments that truly measure the desired learning outcomes, co-define success criteria through a variety of styles of rubrics with learners and build in cycles of iteration.

COURSE MODULES
Modules will include videos, lessons, reflection activities, checks for understanding, additional resources and a performance task to apply what you learn.

MODULE WHAT YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DO
Module 1
Introduction
Answer what is competency-based learning, why is it important and how I can design performance-based assessments to make learning more?
Module 2
Define levels of proficiency
Design a learning experience with clear learning outcomes and defined levels of proficiency (rubrics).
Module 3
Design backwards
Design backwards, starting from essential questions and desired learning outcomes aligned to appropriate summative assessments.
Module 4
Emphasize the iterative process
Focus on high expectations for achievement while providing feedback and opportunities for practice, revision, and improvement.
Module 5
Reflection
Reflect on practices


Course
Competencies

Plan with a competency-based approach

I design backwards, starting from essential questions and desired learning outcomes aligned to appropriate summative assessments.

Emphasize the iterative process

I maintain a focus on high expectations for achievement while providing feedback and opportunities for practice, revision, and improvement.

Define levels of proficiency

I co-create rubrics with learners that clearly define the desired learning outcomes of the learning experience and what “proficiency” looks like.

Course Enrollment

Enrollment includes:

  • 1 year of access to the course in the Thinkific platform
  • Access to an online community of learner-centered educators.
  • Access to team members available to answer questions within 48 hours.
  • Certificate of completion upon finishing course

Course Credit Options

MICRO-CREDENTIALS

Earn a Digital Promise micro-credential—a digital certification verifying your competence in a specific skill or set of skills.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Upon approval of your performance task receive 1.5 quarter units of post-baccalaureate, salary-scale applicable credit offered by UCSD.

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