What goes on at Board Meetings?

| Leo Belman | lbelman20@dtechhs.org | March 4, 2020 | On February 19th, the d.tech board convened in the staff room for a meeting, which are held on Wednesdays monthly. As board meetings are where a lot of important decisions about d.tech get made, it is important to know a bit about what goes on …

Update on the CBL Grade Converter

| Corwin Davidson | cdavidson20@dtechhs.org | October 21, 2019 | Competency-based learning. Depending on who you talk to, the utterance of this name could bring a nod or a torrent of swearing. In the words of junior Sam Mendelson, the originator of a student grade converter, “student attitudes are…very negative, excuse me, overwhelmingly negative.” Perhaps …

Competency Based Learning – Explanation and Opinions

| Jemma Schroder | jshcroder20@dtechhs.org | October 7, 2019 | Known for its constantly shifting rules and fluid schedules, d.tech is undeniably a dynamic school. However, the switch to a Competency-Based Learning system, first implemented in the fall of 2019, is one of the biggest changes d.tech has ever implemented. Competency-Based Learning, otherwise known as …

The Shift to Competency Based Learning

Connor Fagans | cfagans20@dtechhs.org| May 15, 2019 Competency Based Learning. It’s the next big thing in education, and seemingly, the next big thing for d.tech. d.tech staff touts CBL as a system where students are assessed purely on what they know and where they need to improve. But this change begs the questions: How will …