Saturday, September 24, 2016

Delaware Competency-Based Education, Part 2: Reinventing Schools & Dark Omens – Exceptional Delaware

Delaware Competency-Based Education, Part 2: Reinventing Schools & Dark Omens – Exceptional Delaware:

Delaware Competency-Based Education, Part 2: Reinventing Schools & Dark Omens

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At the first official meeting for the Delaware Dept. of Education/Rodel created Guiding Coalition for Competency-Based Learning, an email went out to members to research an organization called Reinventing Schools.  Theresa Bennett with the DOE sent the following email:
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Bennett announces that a Kim Hanisch from the Reinventing Schools Coalition will be facilitating their meetings.  The organization changed their name because of the initials, RISC, to Reinventing Schools.  This group received their start-up funds from the Gates Foundation.  A blog called Save Maine Schools gave a very detailed description of the man that runs Reinventing Schools, Dr. Joseph Marzano.  I imagine Rodel and Reinventing Schools have a lot in common since they are both lovers of competency-based education and personalized learning in a digital classroom.  Oddly enough, Reinventing Schools does not list Delaware in their map of schools and districts they work with.  I guess non-profits don’t count as true education centers of learning!  Save Maine Schools referred to Marzano as just another corporate education reform snake-oil salesman.  His ideas, according to the article and commenters, were nothing new but repackaged to further this modern-day Delaware Competency-Based Education, Part 2: Reinventing Schools & Dark Omens – Exceptional Delaware:


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