Posts by: Chris Sturgis

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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Karori Normal School: Becoming Student-Centered with UDL

The series on Aotearoa New Zealand continues here with several articles on Karori Normal School.

Karori Normal School (KNS) was the first school I visited in New Zealand. (Normal refers to a relationship with a college of education to offer teaching opportunities and mentoring to student teachers.) As always,….. Read More

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Locations: New Zealand