• K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: Supporting Personalized Learning with the Students at the Center Hub

    In the last Roundup of Tools and Resources, I shared my perspective as a former teacher: Every day, teachers do the hard work of facilitating and supporting student learning. I had the opportunity to connect with practitioners recently at New England Secondary School Consortium’s annual...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: Distributed Leadership

    Scholars argue that when teachers are involved in decision making, they feel a greater sense of ownership which leads to strengthened commitment to organizational goals. Makes perfect sense to me! In my nine years as a classroom teacher, I was most empowered when involved in making decisions for...

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  • Operating a Next Gen School: New Organizational Models for K-12 Schools

    How do you operate a school? If you’re trying to improve student outcomes by changing up teaching and learning through blended, competency-based, and personalized learning, the typical operational trappings of what makes a school a school—a principal, one teacher for X number of...

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  • NGLC Schools Take On Competency-Based Learning

    Over the winter, I worked with NGLC’s newest grantees to create profiles of their school models. As I worked with them to identify key features of their academic models, I got to see how different elements of their innovative approach to learning intersect and work together. I’m...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Digital Tools & Content

    My greatest challenge as a K-12 breakthrough model implementer: the dearth of platform options and lack of high quality software/digital content. I am pleased to report, however, that there are many more options and helpful tools today than were available back in 2009. You’re probably...

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  • 10 Principles to Move Your School Toward Distributive Leadership

    Author: Dr. Nicole Assisi, CEO, Thrive Public Schools The most intimidating part of leading and teaching in a blended learning school is not the technology. It is not the data crunching, either. In fact, the scariest part of blending and personalizing learning is giving up control. Giving up...

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  • A Shout Out for Learning Technology’s Role in Middle School Student Achievement

    Author: Judith A. Pirani This marks the final post in my blog series about NGLC’s Building Blocks for College Readiness program, with takeaways to advance 7-9th graders’ math and literacy skills. NGLC recognized that middle school students’ proficiency in these areas has far-...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: STEM

    Today I’m kicking off a new blog series. About twice a month I’ll share a “roundup of tools and resources” focused on a particular topic in K-12 education. They might be articles and publications, or organizations that offer resources and services, or simply information...

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  • Can Technology Boost Middle School Math & Literacy Standards?

    Author: Judith A. Pirani My recent blog series explored how to promote college or university students’ success with NGLC ‘s Building Blocks for College Completion technology-enabled solutions. This blog is the start of a new series with a similar slant, but this time I focus on...

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  • Blended Learning on the Ground: Advice from College Educators

    By: Jennifer Spohrer By now I suspect most college faculty have heard of “blended learning, “hybrid learning,” and “flipped” classes. Some of us have experimented with these approaches ourselves; many more have learned of them indirectly from colleagues, the media,...

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