Personalized Competency-Based Learning

Welcome to the Personalized Competency-Based Learning Hub where you can access high-quality, peer-reviewed teaching resources aligned with Utah's PCBL framework.

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What is Personalized, Competency-Based Learning (PCBL)?

Personalized, competency based learning (PCBL) empowers students in developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of Utah’s Portrait of a Graduate. To create PCBL environments, educators:

  • Cultivate a culture of learning through communities committed to creating the conditions and instructional practices that allow each learner to find their pathway to success.
  • Foster learner agency through empowering students in setting goals, co-creating learning experiences and self-assessing allowing them to demonstrate their learning.
  • Create conditions and provide feedback for students to demonstrate competency through multiple forms of assessments while progressing through learning.
  • Provide appropriate and timely customized supports to engage students and ensure equitable access to high quality instruction. 
  • Develop social emotional learning skills to support students collaborating, overcoming challenges, and achieving success in multiple settings.

The Utah State Board of Education is continuing the innovation for PCBL with the release of the Utah’s PCBL Framework and continuation of the PCBL Grant Programs

-From USBE's PCBL webpage

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Professional Learning

Want to learn more about PCBL? Check out these professional learning opportunities:

Are you attending the UCET Conference March 14-15, 2023?

  • UTedChats about PCBL on Tuesday at 10:15 AM
  • A full day of PCBL Presentation on Wednesday in the Marriott Aspen Room (140)
  • Learn more on the UCET Sched