Two Things That Will Destroy a Competency Based Initiative

Two Things That Will Destroy a Competency Based Initiative

Guest Blogger David Cook is Director of Innovation and Partner Engagement at the Kentucky Department of Education. One of the most exciting movements in education today is the competency based learning movement.  The term “competency based learning” is sometimes...
Should we get rid of Teacher of the Year awards?

Should we get rid of Teacher of the Year awards?

Good teachers don’t get the recognition they deserve. So when I wonder aloud here whether we should do away with things like Teacher of the Year awards it’s not because I think they shouldn’t be honored and noticed; it is quite the contrary. We, at...
Job Opening- Mathematics Programs Specialist

Job Opening- Mathematics Programs Specialist

MATHEMATICS PROGRAMS SPECIALIST Position Posting The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL), a non-profit Louisville-based education agency, is seeking candidates for an Educational Programs Specialist position in mathematics to join our growing team. The...
Teaching Critical Vocabulary

Teaching Critical Vocabulary

  Middle and high school teachers are embracing deeper reading in their classes, as required by the Common Core State Standards. They accept the literacy premise that students need to build background knowledge in order to comprehend, analyze, and synthesize...