• Presentations of Learning at the Workshop School

    Philadelphia is known for its history—first capital of our nation, signing the Declaration of Independence—and for its cheesesteak—rivals Pat’s vs. Geno’s. Do you know how the City of Brotherly Love does next gen learning? More than 40 NGLC network educators,...

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  • Reimagining Grantmaking as Collective Learning

    Two weeks ago, my NGLC colleagues and I found ourselves in a windowless basement room behind a locked door, with no idea how to escape, and exactly one hour to figure it out. No, it wasn’t a next generation assessment of collaborative problem solving (though maybe it should be?). It was a...

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  • The Cost of Personalized Learning

    How do NGLC schools spend their money? A new report from the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) sheds light on the financial decisions that are shaping the use of time, talent, technology, and space in personalized learning school models. CRPE and Afton Partners collected data from...

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  • Personalizing Professional Learning for Teachers As Your Organization Grows

    Cornerstone Charter Schools was an early adopter of blended learning, and the charter network’s understanding of personalized learning has evolved over the past four years alongside the ways that our collective understanding of next gen learning strategies has matured. To support a shift...

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  • How do next generation educators measure success?

    Next week we are releasing Measures That Matter Most: How Do Next Generation Educators Measure Success? The report shares the perspective of next generation educators and how they measure and discuss the success of their innovative school models. Three years ago, NGLC called for teams of...

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  • Assessing the Transfer of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

    This post originally appeared on http://www.the-ifl.org/ on June 3, 2016. By: Jeff Heyck-Williams Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., is a network of EL Education schools serving over 700 students in preschool through 8th grade.  Throughout our twelve-year history, we...

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  • Design Thinking in Education: Practical Tools to Share!

    There has been a lot of buzz lately about bringing the ideas of design thinking to education. I bought into design thinking as a powerful concept in theory, but I’ve been waiting to see how those ideas translate into great practice. A few weeks back, the NGLC community gathered in...

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  • Next Generation Learning Recap: May 2016

    What’s going on in K-12 next generation learning? Here are some news items and good reads to keep you in the know. Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers, iNACOL “New models demand personalized professional development for teachers to prepare for the shift in pedagogy and...

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  • The ASU/GSV 2016 Conference: Insights from an Eye-Opening Experience

     If there’s one place to find the world’s movers and shakers at the intersection of education and business—specifically, the edtech business—it’s the annual ASU/GSV conference.   Energy and excitement regularly permeate the hallways, sessions and after-...

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  • Open Learning Objectives

    Author: Ron Drabkin Teachers instinctively see the value of personalizing education for each student.  However, without infinite hours in the day, there is no practical way to help each student individually—and in fact, no way to even gauge the needs of each student. ...

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