• 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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  • Competency-Based Education Gains Momentum

    This is the second post in a new series reflecting on a variety of both emerging and established areas where K-12 and higher education appear to be at a confluence.   We’re examining competency-based education (CBE), an approach that has been celebrated for its customization and...

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  • Next Generation Learning Today: Redefining Readiness, Personalized Learning, Changing the System

    Redefining Readiness Rethinking High School Graduation Requirements: Project & Microcredentials, Getting Smart In post-NCBL land there’s an opportunity for states and districts to reconsider readiness. The superintendent’s association is leading an initiative called #...

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  • 21st Century Learning and the Educational Rights of Students

    By Michael Niehoff This post originally appeared on Changing Is Learning on September 13, 2015.              My educational pedagogy has always been based on the constant attempt to look at every educational experience through a...

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  • Learning Excursions

    In this week’s Friday Focus, we discuss the importance of giving teachers personalized professional learning in order to authentically enable next gen personalized learning for students.  We’ll look at an example of personalized professional learning: a recent learning excursion to...

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  • How Can Today’s Classrooms and Schools Become Inclusive Learning Environments?

    By Michael Niehoff This post originally appeared on Changing is Learning on January 15, 2016.  As the founding principal of Minarets High School, a 1:1, project-based high school that opened up in 2008, our primary goal was to create a classroom and schoolwide culture that was student-...

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  • When Projects Are Personalized, Learning Is Social

    This post originally appeared on Education Week's Learning Deeply blog on January 4, 2017. Learning is social, even when it's personalized. It sounds contradictory, but it's true. Personalized learning is all about putting the student at the center of their learning experience, with a...

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  • It’s a New Year for Next Gen Personalized Learning

    Happy New Year! There is something abidingly magical about the start of a new year. It’s the same way we feel in September when school begins—we’re given a fresh, clean slate and an opportunity to build on what came before, set intentions, rest, and meditate on small and large...

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  • Next Generation Learning Today: New Learning Designs, Resilience, and Lessons from Higher Ed

    New Learning Designs Announcing CityBridge’s 16 New Breakthrough Schools: D.C. Winners CityBridge Education blog Since launching Breakthrough Schools: D.C. in 2013, CityBridge has invested in 29 new and existing schools committed to radically transforming education in the District,...

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  • A Countdown of the Top 10 K-12 Posts of 2016

    As we ring in the new year, singing Auld Lang Syne, we can get nostalgic about most anything. Even blogs. What I find most rewarding about top 10 lists is not just the nostalgia looking back upon the past year. It’s also finding out which issues are most important to the most important...

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