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Using EdTech to Support Competency-Based Instruction – Bonus Episode with Levered

October 24, 2021

In this episode, Mitch Slater, Co-Founder and CEO of Levered, joins to discuss competency-based instruction and the impact this model can have in blended learning classrooms. We’ll unpack the term competency-based instruction and you’ll hear examples of what this looks like in action.

Competency-Based Instruction

In today’s episode I’m chatting with Mitch Slater, CEO and Co-Founder of Levered. He has a fantastic perspective on competency-based learning and what it looks like to implement this model in the classroom. You’ll hear stories from Mitch’s classroom experience, the classrooms and schools he has visited and some of the things to consider if you’d like to bring this model to your classroom, school, or district.

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Tips for Competency-Based Instruction

  • First, rethink how you move through curriculum
  • Next, collect actionable formative assessment data
  • Then, override automations to maintain agency
  • Finally, share competency-based learning with colleagues

Sponsored by Levered Learning

This episode is sponsored by Levered Learning, a 21st century instructional system for elementary math. Created by educators to provide just the right level of support and challenge for every student. Levered gives teachers the ability to create personalized learning paths using real-time data on student progress, tools to support intervention and enrichment. Levered’s individualized online math curriculum is proven to increase learning growth by 70% on state testing in the first year of implementation. Learn more at!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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