Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

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Personalized, Competency-Based Learning
KnowledgeWorksLogoThe Personalized, Competency-Based Learning (PCBL) Initiative, led by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and supported by KnowledgeWorks, will serve as an incubator for PCBL in North Dakota. 
Following the application process for the NDPCBL Initiative, five (5) school districts will be selected to receive an Opportunity Analysis from KnowledgeWorks.
Upon completion of the Opportunity Analysis and contingent upon secured funding these school districts receive guidance, personalized coaching and technical support to pursue their journey to transform their school district from traditional to personalized, competency-based learning. The size or demographic of the school district does not matter. What does matter is a vision aligned to PCBL and a deep desire, commitment, and passion for equity.   

Districts Selected for Site Visitation and Opportunity Analysis
On April 6, 2018, four (4) North Dakota school districts were contacted regarding their election to move forward in the application process for the NDPCBL initiative. These districts include:
  • New Rockford-Sheyenne Public School District
  • Northern Cass Public School District
  • Oakes Public School District
  • West Fargo Public School District
The next step in the application process is for the KnowledgeWorks team to visit each district’s learning community and get to know more about the district. Each district will receive feedback on its NDPCBL application within the final Opportunity Analysis. The Opportunity Analysis will serve as a roadmap for the planning

Application Process
School districts interested in participating submitted applications to the NDDPI on March 27, 2018 (extensions granted due to weather).
The NDDPI and KnowledgeWorks conducted a webinar on the details of the NDPCBL opportunity and is available for review.  
Questions on this initiative can be directed to Ann Ellefson at (701) 328-2488