• How do we make maker educators?

    Author: Parker Thomas   The perception of making in popular culture is closely tied to the notion that you need to be a  “techie,” or have an Arduino in your hand to gain entrance to the “Maker Faire.” As a result, many educators don’t identify...

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  • 5 Next Gen Professional Learning Practices Used by Schools Today

    At NGLC, we believe the only way to create lasting change in K–12 education is when educators lead the work. That’s why NGLC and its Next Gen Professional Learning Project partners asked leading educators to guide the field on this question: How can schools and districts moving toward...

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  • Reflections on iPASS: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going

    By Rosalind Ong De Trevino, Project Coordinator, Office of Information Technology and Nicole Duff, Communications Specialist, Office of Information Technology 2016 was filled with opportunities for transformation for advising, involvement from faculty, and increased support for students. We...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: The State of the Completion Agenda

    Simply focusing on increasing quantity without keeping a close eye on ensuring quality spells out trouble in all kinds of situations. Academic experiences shouldn’t be excluded from that assumption. Within the college access movement, for example, this has proved to be the case. While...

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  • Are You a Change Leader or a Change Manager?

    As leaders, we are often called upon to address change. I wanted to understand the distinction between managing change and leading it. For this reason, I recently participated in an ELI online course, “Success-proof your change initiative,” conducted by Holly Morris, Director of...

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  • Solving Major Higher Ed Challenges with Agile Thinking

    Have you ever wrestled with a challenge, trying to tease out the issues and test the angles, all the while thinking, “There must be a better way? If only I could bounce this around a bit with someone who gets it, I know I would make some traction!” If so, you’re not alone. In...

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  • What’s Missing from Your Institutional Learning Analytics Initiatives?

    Author: Megan Oakleaf Throughout higher education, institutional learning analytics are inspiring interest and gaining traction as an exciting new strategy for improving college student experiences and success. Together with information technologists and institutional research, effectiveness,...

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  • Teacher PD: The Achilles Heel of Personalized, Next Gen Learning

    We Americans like to think of ourselves as creative, entrepreneurial, and self-determining. Our public schools set lofty visions promising their graduates will have the skills, knowledge, and lifelong-learning dispositions needed to fulfill that ideal. Personal agency: yes! That’s what the...

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  • From Innovation to Transformation: Reshaping the Campus Landscape by Having the Right People on the Bus

    Author: Julie Johnston Thinking about launching a large-scale initiative – one that involves systematic change with real impact and large-scale transformation of pedagogy? Make sure you have the right people on board to inspire new possibilities. As the Director of Learning Spaces for...

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  • Training Teachers for Competency-Based Learning Classrooms

    Author: Sajan George While competency-based learning is not new to the education industry, there are still challenges in implementation. The biggest impediment to launching such a model is not the technology, content, or standards mapping—it is in how we train our teachers. To effectively...

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