Proficiencies in Action, Lumbra & Lund, Summer 2019

Dates/Times: Online
Instructor: Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra & Jennie Lund
Credits: 3 graduate credits
Cost: $975

Course payment of $975 by check or purchase order, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. If paying by check, please mail the check to Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.

Course Description:

With Vermont’s adoption of Act 77 and Vermont students being required to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of areas, it is crucial that Vermont educators understand, implement, and innovate within the world of proficiency-based learning.  Proficiency-based learning elicits enhanced learning, critical thinking, and lessens the achievement/opportunity gap because equity and quality education are the core goals in this system. This course is designed to help teachers understand the proficiency-based learning philosophy, apply the proficiency-based framework, and create enriching experiences for today’s learners.

Course Goals & Objectives

Course Goals:

To build an understanding of the philosophy surrounding proficiency-based learning

To apply the proficiency-based learning framework within your own context

Use proficiency-based learning practices to create enriching experiences for today’s learners

Course Objectives:

  1. Define proficiency-based learning
  2. Analyze current practice as it relates to a proficiency-based learning philosophy
  3. Explain the connection between equity and proficiency-based education
  4. Identify
  5. Analyze current practice as it relates to a proficiency-based learning philosophy
  6. Apply proficiency-based learning through the use of learning targets and offer a systematic way for learners to know where they are and where they need to go next
  7. Innovate by designing learning experiences that allow all learners to fill their own personal learning gap, offer choice and voice in learning, and are flexible

Required Texts

Costs for required readings, if any, are not included in the course cost.

Gobble, T. (2017). Pathways to proficiency: Implementing evidence-based grading. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

For course information contact:

Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra
(802) 309-5240

Jennie Lund

(802) 922-3147

For registration information and assistance contact:

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!