Posts by: Chris Sturgis

R5 High School: Abuzz with Learning

This article is part of a series Designing Performance-Based Learning at D51 series originally published at ComepetencyWorks in March 2017. A reminder: D51 uses the phrase performance-based learning or P-BL.

One of the reasons I believe D51 is going to be successful in implementing performance-based learning is that they already have a 100 percent strategy in place,….. Read More

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Locations: Colorado

CBE at Harvard

What fun it was to gather together at Harvard University Graduate School of Education for a conversation on competency-based education. It was also truly humbling to once again be reminded of how difficult it is to convey the core concepts of competency education without falling down a rabbit hole of misconceptions rooted in the beliefs that drive the traditional system…… Read More

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EPIC North: Changing the Educational Trajectories of Black and Latino Young Men

by Chris Sturgis

The following is a compilation of my two visits to EPIC North in NYC in 2014-16. The series was originally published at CompetencyWorks

For about two years, I spent an hour every afternoon on the phone with a fourteen-year-old who was struggling to figure out what it meant to be himself,….. Read More

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Locations: New York

What’s the Difference Between Microcredentials and Badges?

by Chris Sturgis

I’m at the IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit and my head is spinning. Everything is competency. Employers are creating competencies for all their positions. They are struggling to develop skill frameworks that are robust enough to have several levels of knowledge and skills, flexible enough that employees can build and demonstrate knowledge and skills in multiple ways,….. Read More

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