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February 13, 2018   |   By Jason Lange

The Shift Towards Competency-based Professional Learning

One of the biggest challenges faced in education today is understanding how instructors can best communicate information to their students while ensuring it has been absorbed and can be applied in practice. Over the years it has become more and more evident that the status quo just isn’t working. As a result, we’re seeing a very exciting shift from the traditional learning models of the past, towards a competency-based learning model that allows for better learning, retention, and application.

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May 13, 2016   |   By Jason Lange

Learning by Doing—A Strong Case for Micro-credentials

Jason Lange is the CEO and Co-Founder of BloomBoard.

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

Research coming out of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA confirms what many educators have believed for a long while — that learning by doing rather than by watching, reading, or listening alone results in the richest and deepest learning. In fact, in the study of more than 12,500 participants (across various disciplines), “doers” learned six times as much by actively completing course activities as opposed to just reading.¹  In U.S. schools in particular, we’re seeing evidence of this with our students as we try different things in our classrooms. The growing popularity of project-based learning and other experiential forms of activity underscores this belief.

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December 9, 2014   |   By Jason Lange

4 Necessary Steps to Professionalize the Teaching Profession

Creating that “aha moment” of understanding requires no shortage of finesse.

You not only need to understand the topic yourself, but you also need to know how to explain it to another person and work through any disconnections for that learner. Now, add 25 more people to that experience — each with their own needs and realities — and it’s easy to see why teaching is such a demanding, challenging, and rewarding profession.

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October 14, 2014   |   By Jason Lange

How to get your team to care about professional development

BloomBoard CEO Jason Lange offers his advice for how to effectively use professional development to support your employees' growth and benefit your organization.

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October 6, 2014   |   By Jason Lange

Business and entrepreneurship: Q&A with CEO Jason Lange

Read BloomBoard CEO Jason Lange's tips for navigating the challenges that come with taking an idea and getting it off the ground. 

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