• Next Generation Learning Today: Teacher Perspectives, Student Gifts, New School Designs

    Next Gen Learning in Action on EdWeek We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our new blog, in partnership with Education Week, Next Gen Learning in Action. This blog will showcase stories from field-based innovators around the country who are reimagining education through whole...

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  • The Possibilities for Next Gen Professional Learning

    This past winter, NGLC and its partners in the Next Gen Professional Learning Project asked NGLC grantees, along with other forward-leaning educators, to share with us their use of and perspectives on next gen learning for teachers. In this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to...

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  • Online PD Enhances Teaching Skills and Improves Best Practices

    By Scott B. Freiberger A commitment to lifelong learning may be a hallmark of the vast majority of effective school administrators and well-regarded, erudite educators, yet targeted training to improve teaching skills and improve best educational practices has not always been the paradigm in our...

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  • Managing the Change to Personalized Learning

    Personalized Learning Will Live or Die on Ability to Manage Change, says Robin Lake of the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). I couldn’t agree more. And in fact, I believe rethinking the change process is the single most important element of redesigning schools for the...

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  • New Opportunity for Massachusetts Secondary Educators to Learn, Network, and Be Inspired

    Author: Jenny Curtin This post originally appeared on the Barr Foundation site on June 1, 2017. Barr is excited to announce a partnership with Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) to support Mass Learning Excursions, a new project offering teams of Massachusetts educators focused on...

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  • When Teachers Work Together to Personalize Learning

    Learning from your peers — it’s not only an impactful way for students to learn, it’s essential for educators. Especially those who are reimagining, redesigning, and reinventing teaching and learning in our schools. At NGLC, we write often about the power of connecting with and...

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  • 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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