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Leading with a question: Inquiry-based learning at Pittsfield Middle High School

In this Pittsfield Middle High School English class, students ask: why am I here? Teacher Jenny Wellington guides students through the unit, challenging students...

Extended Learning Opportunities put students' passions and interests at the center of their learning...

Pittsfield Middle High School has been a statewide and national model for anytime, anywhere learning with Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs).  Whether its early childhood...

Pittsfield Superintendent: District turned schools around with competency-based education

In response to a previous student's letter to the editor of the Concord Monitor, Pittsfield Superintendent John J. Freeman brought attention to the district's...

Student-centered learning brings creativity to the classroom

In this Maine elementary school, a student demonstrates his learning through a board game he created. Student-centered learning allows children to have voice and choice within...

Competency Based Education: Transforming learning from a time-based to a learning-based model

At its core, competency based education (CBE) is a model that transforms learning from a structured, one-size-fits-all teaching model to a personalized, flexible learning...

The 6 Competencies of Deeper Learning

Deeper learning gives students the tools to master academic content and apply the skills and knowledge to real-world situations. Moving from common standardized exams...

Newfound Regional High School, “working to provide a personalized, competency-based education for every...

In 2005, New Hampshire became the first state to begin the move toward competency based education instead merely counting the number of courses in...

Pittsfield featured in Atlantic article, "What Happens When Students Control Their Own Education?"

Here's a good introduction to a topic we will be talking about a lot - how schools in New Hampshire and other states are...

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