Pittsfield Rethinks Adult Roles (Part 3)

(This is the third part of a series on Pittsfield. The article was originally published at CompetencyWorks in 2014.)

One of the big questions that we have barely begun to tackle is how do districts have to be transformed within a personalized, competency-based environment?

In preparing to transform the Pittsfield Middle and High School to a personalized,….. Read More

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Locations: New Hampshire

Implementation Insights from Pittsfield School District (Part 4)

(This is the last of a four-part series on Pittsfield.The original article was published on CompetencyWorks in 2014.)

That’s a constant refrain when talking to districts converting from traditional curriculum/time-based systems to student-centered systems.  Below are a handful of insights shared by the Pittsfield School District leadership team about their redesign process and the challenges they are encountering…… Read More

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Locations: New Hampshire

Making Connections Across the Curriculum at Hobsonville Point

The series on Aotearoa New Zealand continues here with the second article on Hobsonville Point Secondary School.

One of the three principles driving Hobsonville Point Secondary School (HPSS) curricular design is Connections. It starts with creating a culture, environment, and structure that strengthens relationships…… Read More

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Locations: New Zealand

Welcome to LearningEdge!

by Chris Sturgis

Welcome to LearningEdge! As you can see it’s under construction.

I’ll be wrapping up CompetencyWorks on December 31st. And picking up here at LearningEdge January 1. It’s all a bit overwhelming, leaving a project I co-founded and launching independently. A bit like going over a huge rock in a river…… Read More

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Laying the Groundwork: Respect, Trust, and Learning (Part 1)

by Chris Sturgis

I get asked all the time by school leaders, “Where should we start?” It’s hard to give any one answer, as context matters. It all really depends on your own path of improvement, the strengths of your school, and why you want to modernize your school. However, there are three places that are certainly worth making sure you have laid the groundwork…… Read More

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