• Assessing for Equity

    Author: Chris Sturgis This post originally appeared on CompetencyWorks on April 14, 2017. Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) is one of the most interesting, well-designed, and, based on the convening I just attended this week, best-managed initiatives I’ve seen. Kudos to NGLC, 2...

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  • We Need to Personalize Personalized Learning

    A student with dyslexia told us he thrives in a classroom that gives students multiple choices over their learning, while another student said she needs more structure. While some students clearly bloom in a loud, active, project-based classroom, a student with autism might be completely...

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  • Teachers Need More Clarity When it Comes to Personalized Learning

    Personalized learning is picking up steam in schools and districts across the country. We hear about students having more choices in the classroom, students directing their learning, schools creating personalized learning plans for each student, and other learner-centered instructional strategies....

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  • Leadership Habits, Genius Hour, and Learner Profiles in Colorado

    In March, I had the pleasure of joining an NGLC Learning Excursion to Colorado. In this Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning, you’ll learn about: How leadership habits of success can be an entrypoint for personalized learning; How student-led...

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  • Putting Agency Back Into Personalized Learning

    This post originally appeared on the Center for Collaborative Education blog on April 3, 2017. Author: Diana Lebeaux A few weeks ago at SXSWedu, keynote speaker Dr. Chris Emdin of Columbia (author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y'all Too) challenged participants,...

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  • Innovation & Finance: Lessons from Afton’s Work with NGLC Grant Program

    Author: Scott Milam This post originally appeared on Afton Partners' blog on April 20, 2017. Three key takeaways from this blog: Identifying impactful, scalable elements of innovative school models is as important as identifying viable whole school models. If schools show...

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  • The 5 Shifts of Competency-Based Education

    By Jason Ellingson   Competency-based education (CBE) is a transformative educational approach for classrooms and systems that is emerging across the country.  It has its deepest roots—and greatest success—in the state of New Hampshire, as its legislature and...

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  • Same Course, Different Outcomes: The Mysterious Case of Computerized Developmental Math in Tennessee

    By Maggie P. Fay   A few years ago, Tennessee math teachers faced a puzzle. Why was remedial math taught by computer successfully helping high school students get ready for college when the exact same course at the community college wasn’t working? Since 2012, the state of...

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  • Next Generation Learning Today: Start Changing the Conversation to What Learners Need

    What Learners Need to Thrive in a World of Change NGLC MyWays Website MyWays asks the four big questions challenging public education in the United States today and distills oceans of research to bring you trustworthy answers and actionable ideas. Use the research, tools...

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  • The Maker Fellow Program: Oakland educators build a table, rethink learning in school

    Author: Parker Thomas Two years ago, many recipients of a planning grant from the NGLC Regional Fund in Oakland expressed an interest in maker-centered learning. Eager to support them, the Oakland Unified School District asked Aaron Vanderwerth from the Creativity Lab at Lighthouse Community...

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