Best of the Blog: May 2014
May was a monumental month for the NGLC blog, which covered such wide-ranging topics as educational entrepreneurship, tech innovation, financial decision-making and faculty engagement.
If you happened to miss a post, here’s a brief recap:
- Earlier in the month, readers learned of NGLC’s latest funding wave, the Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools, a $25m initiative that will create hubs of K-12 innovation in seven sites across the country.
- Kristen Vogt emphasized the role of risk and failure on the road to success in a post on design thinking and breakthrough change.
- Former NGLC grantee Stefanie Blouin offered insider insights on navigating the creation of a breakthrough model school.
- Holly Morris introduced us to the new educational entrepreneurs from the Milken-Penn GSE business plan competition, and highlighted a campus that’s embracing competency-based education.
- NGLC’s latest brief on faculty engagement showed the significant role higher ed faculty play in innovation, as demonstrated in developing the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate.
- Guest blogger and Breakthrough Models Incubator alumnus Mitch Robinson weighed in on the importance of SMART goals and determining ROI for new projects. (Robinson serves as Austin Peay State University’s VP for Finance and Administration.)
- The College for America at Southern New Hampshire University continues to garner a lot of attention for its innovative use of Salesforce.com’s cloud-based CRM tool as a student-centered LMS.
Are you interested in suggesting future topics, or in serving as a guest blogger? Contact Kristi DePaul (email@example.com) today!