The Mastery Based Learning Collaborative is a community of schools across Washington State that choose to focus on mastery-based learning (also called competency-based) and culturally responsive-sustaining practices, with educational equity as their guiding value.
In its first year, SOWA provided advice, training, site visits, and resources to support schools in the Collaborative to foster relationships and partnerships with community-based organizations, youth and families as they work to implement mastery-based learning (MBL) in a culturally responsive-sustaining manner.
The State Board of Education is now preparing to launch the second cohort of the Mastery-based Learning Collaborative (MBLC)! Participating schools receive funding and professional learning to support this work.
Schools that might be a good fit for this work and are ready to take the next step to transform education to better serve kids are encouraged to apply.
Note—The first required step in the application process to apply for MBLC Cohort 2 membership is to view the August 10 or September 13 Cohort 2 Information Session. (See additional required steps in Timeline for Cohort 2 on the MBLC web page, additional information about the purpose of the MBLC, and a list of Cohort 1 schools).
If you have questions or want to connect with the State Board of Education about how to get connected to this work, feel free to reach out to Alissa Muller, Director of the MBLC.