As a Certified Instructor, Professor Brandon Ford of Navarro College has used Hawkes Learning for years and is a big proponent of our Mastery-based learning pedagogy. All homework and testing platforms are not built the same– Hawkes' mastery approach can be challenging for students to adopt when they're accustomed to being able to "turn in … Continue reading How Do You Explain Mastery-Based Learning to Your Students?
Brandon Ford is what you would call a “Jack of all trades.” In addition to being a dedicated math instructor to Navarro College’s students, he is a family man with two children, and he even has his own cattle farm. Professor Ford is a Hawkes Learning Certified Instructor– an instructor who has demonstrated considerable participation in … Continue reading Instructor Spotlight: Meet Professor Brandon Ford
Accessibility is the practice of ensuring that information, activities, and/or environments can be efficiently used by anyone, regardless of their visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive abilities. Hawkes Learning is moving beyond technical compliance and working toward Section 508 compliance and WCAG 2.0 Level AA conformance in all our materials! This process includes developing content that is … Continue reading Tiny Hawk: Small Changes Make a Big Impact
Submitted by: Brenna at Ball State University After being on the other side of the teacher's desk for almost twenty years, I experienced a little bit of “study shock” when I re-entered the world of being a student in 2020. I had to quickly re-learn how to navigate my studying endeavors in a very different … Continue reading Statistics Study Tips for Smooth Sailing through Exams
Submitted by: Kayla at Butler Community College Between balancing school, a social life, work, family, clubs, and all our other daily activities, it can be easy for students to become overwhelmed. However, a great way to ease some of that stress is to focus on creating better study habits for yourself, that way you’re using … Continue reading 5 Study Tips from a Student Ambassador
Competency-based learning is a natural approach for in-person, online and hybrid classrooms, and it is the de facto choice for many higher education institutions. Competency-based learning, often called mastery-based learning, insists on subject mastery. It provides students with the opportunity to learn in a more personalized way and educators with the ability to ensure standards … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Implement Competency-Based Learning