Posts by: Chris Sturgis

Still Learning from Delivering on the Promise

It continues to be a pleasure to read the story of Chugach School District’s journey of transformation described in Delivering on the Promise: The Education Revolution (DeLorenzo, Battino, Schreiber, and Carrio, 2009). Even though the term competency-based education is not mentioned once in the book,….. Read More

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Congrats to Dr. Swanson

by Chris Sturgis

I just heard that Westminster (formerly Adams 50) Public School’s superintendent Pamela Swanson has been picked as the 2020 Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives. Congrats! It’s wonderful to see Swanson (and her team’s) leadership recognized. They’ve been working at developing a personalized,….. Read More

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It’s INACOL Time…Maybe for the Last Time?

by Chris Sturgis

Word is that iNACOL is finally going to announce a new name at next week’s Symposium in Palm Springs. Thank goodness. It’s been challenging for the field to have one of the biggest gatherings to happen under an umbrella of online learning. It’s made it much more difficult for us to talk about technology as a tool not a solution when one of the leading organizations in competency education emphasizes online delivery modes…… Read More

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16 Quality Principles to Guide Implementation to Competency-Based Education

If you are just starting out or are midway in your process of making the transition to personalized, mastery learning, it might help you to read Quality Principles for Competency-Based Education. If you are in planning stages, be sure to read the first section, which is a primer on competency-based education including the flaws in the traditional system…… Read More

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