Posts by: Chris Sturgis

Slaying the Dragon: A Conversation with Cory Woolstenhulme on Mastery-Based Learning

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

The conversation with Cory Woolstenhulme, principal of Columbia High School, was rich with insights. He is reflective and candid,….. Read More

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Columbia High School: How a Comprehensive High School Becomes Mastery-Based

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

Columbia High School in the Nampa School District is the only comprehensive high school moving to personalized learning among the Idaho mastery-based learning pilots…… Read More

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Increasing Credits Earned at Initial Point High School

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

Kuna School District in Idaho established Initial Point High School eight years ago because it believes that every student has the “potential to be successful socially and academically if they choose the correct environment and apply themselves.” Initial Point,….. Read More

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Moving Forward toward Mastery at Kuna School District

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

During my visit to Synergy at Kuna Middle School, the conversation with Kelly Brady, Idaho Department of Education;….. Read More

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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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