Back in February Tecumseh Public Schools applied for a Competency-Based Education Grant through the State School Aid Act. There was a pool of $500,000 to fund grants for the design and implementation of competency-based education programs available to any district in Michigan. The grant program is designed to be a three-year opportunity for districts to explore, develop , and implement the systems and processes necessary for a quality competency-based education program.
Tecumseh Public Schools was awarded a Competency-Based Education Grant of $51,714 for the first year to bring in consultants from Knowledge Works and Competency Based Education Specialist to work with staff to help us further develop our new personalized learning model.
Competency-Based Education is a flexible system that supports learner success where learners advance upon demonstrated mastery of content, not on a predetermined timeline. Competency-based education includes rapid and differentiated support based on individual needs; allowing learners to attain the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in careers, college, and citizenship.
This recent podcast outlines how Competency-Based Education fits into Michigan's Top 10 in 10 strategic plan.