• 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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  • Developing a high EQ: How NGLC Schools Promote Social-Emotional Learning

    Empowering students to direct their own learning is a priority in nearly all NGLC breakthrough schools. By becoming lifelong learners, students can succeed throughout college, career, and life. Cultivating this ability requires a level of social-emotional development – what is often referred...

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  • The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in February

    What’s trending in postsecondary next gen learning this month? In Trending Now: Postsecondary, Nancy Millichap connected us to the future of educational technology predicted in the 2014 Horizon Report as well as a joint response by 17 institutions, including NGLC grantees and program...

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  • Competency-Based Learning in K-12 Schools

    Self-Pacing and Mastery-Based Credit is one of NGLC’s seven design principles for breakthrough schools. With this principle, breakthrough schools enable students to move at their own optimal pace and receive credit when they demonstrate mastery of the material. The goal is to personalize...

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  • Activate Instruction Helps Summit Public Schools Personalize Learning

    NGLC has embarked upon a new publication series, Next Gen Tools. Today, we share with you the first brief in the series, Next Gen Tools: Activate Instruction. Summit Public Schools teamed up with Illuminate Education and the Girard Education Foundation to create this free, open, and web-based...

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  • The Rearview Mirror: The NGLC Blog in January

    One of the big ideas that NGLC’s Holly Morris took away from the Big Ideas Fest was that, “Any team can create an innovative idea with the frame of a plan…in three days” (see Three Big Ideas from ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest). Well, a team of higher education change agents...

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  • No Better Choice for the Scholars We Serve

    by Carina Sitkus, Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy According to a 2012 report, more than half of incoming community college students in America enroll in remedial courses. More concerning is the fact that only 9.5% of these students who enroll in remedial classes earn a certificate or a...

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  • Getting the Most Out of Skill Practice

    By Cristina Heffernan, ASSISTments at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Practicing skills is important. But what is the right amount of practice and how much does a delay in feedback reduce its effectiveness? Should practice be spaced out over time? The ASSISTments project at Worcester Polytechnic...

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  • Succeed You and Avenue Scholars Partnership: A Breakthrough Models Academy Design Meets the Real World

    by Dr. Christine Pharr, College of Saint Mary If you want to attend a workshop that will keep you on the edge of your seat and challenge much of what you’ve ever believed about how to deliver higher education, you should attend NGLC’s Breakthrough Models Academy, hosted by EDUCAUSE....

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