• Crowdsourcing Learning in K-12

    Consultancy participants get an insider’s view and offer invaluable advice Autumn is a magical time in New England: the atmosphere is changing, and in the midst of it, schools are entering a rhythm that will influence the rest of the academic year. Walking down the streets of downtown...

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  • Beyond Student-Teacher Ratios: How Breakthrough Schools Invest in Human Capital

    Authors: Scott Milam and Shannon Crotty, Afton Partners How do personalized learning schools plan to use human capital resources? This series of blog posts will explore trends and raise questions to explore as NGLC breakthrough model schools gain additional experience launching, and...

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  • Preparing Teachers for Personalized Learning

    Do you know any teachers who are trained to teach in a blended, competency-based, personalized learning school? Have you heard of any teacher education programs that prepare new teachers for the following: take on the role of facilitator, guide students through digital content and...

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  • 16 schools Where Students Will Learn Differently

    This fall, 3,400 students will experience school in a different way. Sixteen districts and charter operators, with the support of the NGLC launch grant awards announced today, are opening a new school or redesigning an existing one. While the details, context, and strategies vary, these schools all...

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  • Creating Breakthrough Schools, One Region at a Time

    Long known for its entrepreneurial drive, creativity, and inventive thinking, the United States is experiencing a 21st century renaissance in the emergence of tech start-ups and business incubators. This renaissance is creating an unparalleled opportunity to rethink education as well. With this...

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  • The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in April

    The Microsoft in Education Global Forum, the Open Learning Analytics Summit, the ASU-GSV Advisors Innovation Summit, and the upcoming EDUCAUSE Connect: Baltimore: If you didn’t get to go to any of these, don’t worry. NGLC staff shared nuggets of insights they took away on the NGLC blog...

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  • Local Incubators Help Educators Dream up Solutions to the K-12 Design Problem

    NGLC’s Breakthrough Schools competition invites educators and other interested parties to propose a different design for learning–one less informed by an industrial-age factory model and more inspired by the possibilities that today’s technologies, networking, and connections make...

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  • What can you find on the new Nextgenlearning.org?

    Website overhauls can be lengthy processes full of bumps in the road, but enhancing content, usability, and design boils down to one critical focus: your audience. In our case, you. We kept you in mind every step of redesigning nextgenlearning.org, and now that the new NGLC site has launched, we...

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  • The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in March

    Innovative Higher Ed Conferencing Dispatching from the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Innovations Conference, Holly Morris discussed the role of relevance in education reform—making high school curriculum relevant to college curriculum, making course options relevant...

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  • Two K-12 Grantees Recently Featured on Getting Smart Blog

    At first glance, Piedmont City Schools in rural Alabama and New York City’s Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School may not appear to have much in common. The former is a rural district working to bring its students into the 21st century in the Deep South; the other, a brand new charter school in...

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