• From Innovation to Transformation: Reshaping the Campus Landscape by Having the Right People on the Bus

    Author: Julie Johnston Thinking about launching a large-scale initiative – one that involves systematic change with real impact and large-scale transformation of pedagogy? Make sure you have the right people on board to inspire new possibilities. As the Director of Learning Spaces for...

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  • Teachable Times: Equity in Next Generation Learning

    Knowing Our Why The election has created many teachable moments for educators and parents alike and maybe caused each of us to reflect on what we value, what really matters, and why.  So, before we discuss the “what”—the content in this piece—let’s revisit...

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  • Coaching for Student Success: What Does that Really Mean?

    Recently, I attended a talk by Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex, a revealing look at the sexual lives, pressures and perspectives of ‘successful’ girls and young women. She talked about how teens today are living in a world of ‘hookup culture,’ and deciding whether...

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  • Mindsets and the New Brain Science

    The advantages found in next gen learning models including greater personalization to meet individual needs, increased ownership (voice and choice), and a holistic commitment to meeting the learner’s social and emotional needs. Similarly, My Ways provides a promising framework to focus on...

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  • Rethinking the achievement gap (Part 1)

    Author: Matthew Riggan This post originally appeared on workshopschool.org on March 19, 2016. There are a lot of ways to think about equity, and a lot of ways to think about achievement. In the ed reform world, the most common is what we call the achievement gap: the quantifiable difference in...

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  • iPersonalize: Fullerton School District’s Augmented Reality Game

    The students in Ms. Hall’s eighth grade English class leave their ordinary teenage lives behind when they enter the classroom. Donning secret agent glasses and briefcases, with carefully created avatars, the heroes engage in personalized quests to save the world from the villains of Captain...

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  • Using Space to Realize a Next Gen Learning Vision

    Have you read the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing? It’s essential message is: surround yourself only with things that inspire joy. It’s revolutionizing how many of us think about our home and office spaces, but what about our...

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  • Students Design, Tinker, Create and Discover through Maker-based Learning

    Yes, I made that! What are you making? This little phrase is having a big impact on how students and teachers think about and engage in learning. At the core of the maker movement and its signature festival events is a desire to design, tinker, create, and discover. Maker Faires and creativity...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: What is Higher Education’s Role in Citizenship?

    This past week has been one of the most important in American civic life, at least in my lifetime. SCOTUS and POTUS have both been busy imprinting the pages with historic rulings and commentary that will shape our democracy in permanent ways, from healthcare to painful introspection on the...

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  • Building Ecosystem Excellence: New Orleans Celebrates Students, Teachers, Schools

    Did you see this great video posted on New Schools New Orleans (NSNO) Facebook page? #proofpointday (NGLC originally mentioned the event here.) Now there’s more news to celebrate. Last week, NSNO recognized the important role and contribution of excellent teachers in the city. Celebrating...

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