• Exceptional Ideas and Practical Solutions for Next Gen Learning in K-12 Schools

    Reimagining how students learn involves tackling a multidimensional challenge head-on. So when NGLC shifted its K-12 grantmaking away from middle school learning technologies to move toward whole school models that completely transformed learning, we knew we were challenging the field to build on...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: Digital Content

    Ever wonder which math and ELA digital content your peers rely upon? I did! I scoured each of our NGLC grantees’ profiles and compiled a comprehensive list of digital content by grade cluster with a breakdown by school. This week’s post provides a snapshot of the digital content in use...

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  • Six Innovative Colorado Schools Awarded Funding

    After months of planning, reimagining and redesigning, partners in Colorado recently announced additional support for six schools in three districts. Each school will receive up to $220,000 to continue the hard work of reinventing the learning experience to better meet students' current needs...

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  • Magnolia Montessori For All: A Hybrid Model That Asks Big Questions

    In education, our work lives and family lives often intersect.  As the parent of three young children ages five and under, I sometimes feel like I’m running an educational laboratory in my own backyard. When I visit schools, I think about how my own children might experience the...

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  • Innovative Idea? It’s Going Nowhere Without the People

    Author: Tammi Cooper We’ve all heard plenty about the need for innovation in higher education. We need to change, adapt, and move faster. We see examples of innovative programs, services, and offerings at conferences and through webinars that excite us and make us believe we can do it too...

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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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  • The Big Plans of Postsecondary Breakthrough Models

    NGLC’s Breakthrough Models for College Completion initiative challenged the field to employ new academic, organizational, and financial models in order to provide a degree program that enhanced quality and improved completion rates while serving a large number of students. The grant...

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  • Supporting Teachers in Using Online Inquiry-Based Games

    Author: Louisa Rosenheck As part of a pilot project, we’ve been working with teachers to implement The Radix Endeavor in their classrooms. The Radix Endeavor is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) developed at the MIT Education Arcade; it is designed to improve learning and interest...

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  • The 2015 Breakthrough Models Incubator Cohort: Diverse & Driven to Change Higher Ed

    We have our own version of March Madness here at EDUCAUSE/NGLC; it’s the time when we select our new cohort for the Breakthrough Models Incubator. Thankfully, our ‘tourney’ has ended and I think the field of higher education should be declared the winner. With this new cohort, we...

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