Posts by: Chris Sturgis

How Innovations Flourish: Competency-Based Education in US and New Zealand

by Chris Sturgis

Competency-based education and its partner, personalized learning, are expanding across the U.S as well as in pockets of innovation around the world.

Below are short case studies from schools in the U.S. and in Aotearoa New Zealand to give you a feel for what a personalized, competency-based approach to education can look like…… Read More

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Casco Bay High School: Tips and Takeaways

This post is part of the series Road Trip to Maine. This is the first of a four-part look at Casco Bay High School. Read Tips and Takeaways (Part 1), Learning as Exploration (Part 2), The What and HOW of Learning, and We Will Shape our School by our Learning (Part 4)…… Read More

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Locations: Maine

Casco Bay High School: We Will Shape our School by our Learning

This post is part of the series Road Trip to Maine. This is the fourth of a four-part look at Casco Bay High School. Read Tips and Takeaways (Part 1), Learning as Exploration (Part 2), The What and HOW of Learning, and We Will Shape our School by our Learning (Part 4). ….. Read More

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Locations: Maine

Casco Bay High School: Learning as Exploration

This post is part of the series Road Trip to Maine. This is the second of a four-part look at Casco Bay High School. Read Tips and Takeaways (Part 1), Learning as Exploration (Part 2), The What and HOW of Learning, and We Will Shape our School by our Learning (Part 4)…… Read More

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Locations: Maine

Casco Bay High School: The What and HOW of Learning

This post is part of the series Road Trip to Maine. This is the third of a four-part look at Casco Bay High School. Read Tips and Takeaways (Part 1), Learning as Exploration (Part 2), The What and HOW of Learning, and We Will Shape our School by our Learning (Part 4). ….. Read More

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Locations: Maine

Finding and Fixing the Missing Skills at Greenhurst Elementary School

This is the fifth article in the series on Mastery Education in Idaho. Links to the other articles can be found below.

Greenhurst Elementary School in Nampa School District a bit outside of Boise is well into their journey toward mastery-based learning…… Read More

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Locations: Idaho

Gathering Insights on Mastery-Based Learning from Columbia High School

This is the seventh post in a series on Mastery Education in Idaho. Links to the other articles in the series can be found below.

Throughout the conversations during the site visit to Columbia High School, there were many important insights. Principal Cory Woolstenhulme reflected,….. Read More

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Locations: Idaho