BloomBoard's theory of quality competency-based instruction.
Facilitator of Learning
BloomBoard believes that effective facilitators use curriculum resources and platform tools strategically to guide learners in constructing meaning and successfully completing coursework.
A facilitator in this context:
- Utilizes learning resources to address misconceptions and learning gaps and build knowledge,
- Manages productive conversations about content, and
- Monitors learners’ progress and provides appropriate interventions.
Coach of Learners
BloomBoard believes that effective coaching develops self-directed, self-managed, and self-sufficient learners. This guidance is critical to learners success in competency-based learning because it helps learners:
- Manage the discomfort of competency-based learning and
- Develop replicable patterns of behavior that support demonstration of competency.
A coach in this context:
- Builds relationships
- Uses inquiry,
- Listens, pauses, paraphrases, and probes, and
- Provides informal feedback.
Assessor of Evidence
BloomBoard believes that quality assessment of learner developed artifacts is a critical component to competency-based learning. Quality assessment:
- Is instructive, part of the learning process and
- Through consistency and quality, builds learner trust around program fidelity.
An assessor in this context:
- Assesses objectively / without bias,
- Provides formal feedback that is objective, targeted, and constructive.