• What’s New About Next Gen Learning?

    I was recently in touch with a former teaching colleague of mine. When I told her about my work at NGLC, she teased me: “Dalia, it seems like you’re always working on these faddish reforms—isn’t ‘Next Gen’ or ‘personalized’ learning simply a new label...

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  • Three Perspectives on Personalization

    Author: Matt Riggan Editor’s Note: Below, Matt Riggan shares his perspective on the NGLC Bay Area convening, which took place in January 2015. Our two-day visit had been all about personalized learning. We’d heard that term in every school we visited and in every session in between...

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  • Building Momentum in Teaching, Learning & EdTech

    What do three fast and furious days of learning and sharing at the intersection of higher ed, teaching and learning and education technology look like? Those who attended the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2015, which just wrapped up in Anaheim last week (#ELI2015), had a chance to find out. NGLC...

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  • Prior Learning Assessment & Competency-Based Education

    “What can you do with what you know?” Competency-based education (CBE) recognizes that learning can happen in many different ways; CBE rewards the demonstration of competency rather than the time spent learning. All students bring a variety of knowledge and skills developed over their...

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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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  • Confessions of an EdTech Company: Learning to Learn

    Authors: Amara Humphry and Donna Park Ed + Tech ≠ EdTech Ed + Tech = Learning Heidi Haugen is a high school biology teacher. True to her subject, her classroom is alive in all corners. Tanks of salmon eggs, geckos, rodents, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches line the walls. And tucked...

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  • Do Your Homework to Catalyze Tech-Enabled Change

    Author: Judith A. Pirani How can we best prepare 7-9th graders academically for college and lifelong success? My blog series explores technology’s role in the answer: My first post discussed this critical question—and the U.S.’s ineffective response—more fully,...

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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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  • D.C.-Area K-12 Changemakers featured in Michael & Susan Dell Foundation podcast

    Yesterday, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation published the second post in its new Personalized Learning series. In it, we hear from Margaret Angell of CityBridge Foundation, a vibrant D.C.-based nonprofit organization selected by NGLC as one of two 2013 pilot sites in its Regional Funds for...

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  • Summit Public Schools CEO Shares Insights with Next Gen K-12 Pioneers

    Spending a week in the Bay Area in January would be a wonderful visit all on its own--but the fact that I was able to visit and learn about leading school models like Summit Denali, Alpha Public Schools, and Design Tech made it an especially fantastic one. I’d like to share some insights and...

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