• What Does “College Ready” Mean?

    Author: Cory Tressler When you think about a high school student being college ready, what do you think about? Perhaps a list of their completed courses, GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and participation in athletics or clubs come to mind as important aspects of college readiness? Let’s dig a...

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  • The Liberal Arts: Always a Story to Tell

    By Lucy Langworthy Our story began in the summer of 2014. That summer, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) embarked upon two monumental tasks: the hiring of 47 fulltime college advisors and the adoption of data analytics software (the Student Success Collaborative – SSC). The reason: to...

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  • Some of These Things are Not Like the Others: CBE in Higher Ed and K12

    Author: Chris Sturgis This post originally appeared on CompetencyWorks on January 23, 2017. This is the beginning of a four-part reflection on the relationship between competency-based education in institutions of higher education and K12. To distinguish between the two sectors, IHE-CBE and...

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  • Solving Problems with Design Thinking

    In this week’s Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning, we discuss ways to use design thinking with your students and colleagues as a launching pad for asking good questions, getting to the root of problems, and building creative solutions. Today we will: In...

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  • The Role of Technology in Next Gen Professional Learning

    As NGLC and its Next Gen Professional Learning Project partners explore all aspects of the professional learning that best enables teachers to work successfully in personalized, next gen learning schools, we are focusing on four related design challenges—innovative practices, scaling...

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  • Next Generation Learning Today: The moving targets of youth development and adult learning in the 21st century

    Youth Development in the 21st Century How Students Thrive: Positive Youth Development in Practice, Springpoint We tend to think of schools as places where students go to gain knowledge and skills. But schools are—first and foremost—places where young people form their identities...

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  • We All Should Have a Voice

    Author: Ramona S. Treviño This post originally appeared on CCE's blog on February 13, 2017. “Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.” -- John Adams The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for many of us. I drove 450 miles to Washington DC for the...

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  • 10 Tips to Engage Next Gen Learners in the Classroom

    Author: Sophia Sanchez I remember being rebuked by one of my teachers for not being attentive in class, back when I was a student. What she didn’t know was that I had issues at home that had me worried. I was not the type to easily open up and wasn’t the most enthusiastic kid in the...

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  • 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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