• The LEAP Learning Framework: Personalizing Learning in the Classroom

    Author: Beth Herbert, LEAP Innovations Last week Chicago’s LEAP Innovations officially launched the LEAP Learning Framework, a tool for school leaders, teachers, and education organizations to help establish a common understanding around personalized learning, and provide concrete...

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  • A New Tool for Mapping Your Next Gen School

    Authors: Stef Blouin, NGLC & Nicole Falcone, 2Revolutions The number of components to consider when it comes to designing and implementing next generation learning environments can seem overwhelming. How do you design a school centered around student learning that is personalized, flexible...

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  • Experts Weigh in on Competency-Based Education

    NGLC’s most recent chat on Competency-based Education drew a large and engaged group of featured guests and participants. I think that’s because competency-based approaches to learning—where learning becomes stretched by pace and path—are a game-changer for schools that are...

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  • The Future of Learning Environments in Higher Education

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative It’s been nearly a year since EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) published its research report on Next-Generation Digital Learning environments (NGDLE). Since then, the teaching and learning community has embraced many of its...

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  • LEAP Innovations’ Phyllis Lockett Explains Why Personalized Learning Matters

    In a recent Op-Ed in The Hechinger Report, Phyllis Lockett explains why the distinction between personalized learning and blended learning is important. Lockett is the founder and CEO of LEAP Innovations, a NGLC Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools partner in Chicago. “By now, almost...

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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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  • Accountability, Equity and Personalization

    Equity is a driving force behind NGLC’s investments in next gen schools and Regional Funds partners. It’s implicit in our shared goal of preparing every student for college, career, and a lifetime of learning. Lately, we’ve been discussing it more explicitly, and we’re...

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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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  • The Foundations of Next Generation Learning - Essential Resources

    NGLC’s Sarah Luchs recently talked with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute as part of the organization’s Multiple Viewpoints podcast series. She describes the research and field base that informs the design and results of the school models in the NGLC network, particularly...

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  • 3 Must-Use Practices in Successful Personalized Learning Schools

      Last month I shared some recent research findings about the presence of five personalized learning practices in NGLC schools and the math and reading gains achieved by NGLC and other personalized learning schools. Today I’m going to take a look at the link between the two: Are there...

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