• K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: Personalized Professional Learning

    Image Credit: edSurge (From Pre-Fab to Personalized: How Districts are Retooling Professional Development) As our teachers and schools move toward personalizing student learning, it makes sense to personalize adult learning. Here’s a look into how four NGLC schools—Matchbook, Intrinsic...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Too Many Students Start College But Don’t Finish

    Those of us who want to fix what’s broken in our education system tend to focus on problems. Before I get into one of those problems—the significant number of students who start college but don’t finish—I want to celebrate some positive news. It comes from the K-12 space,...

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  • Three Perspectives on Personalization

    Author: Matt Riggan Editor’s Note: Below, Matt Riggan shares his perspective on the NGLC Bay Area convening, which took place in January 2015. Our two-day visit had been all about personalized learning. We’d heard that term in every school we visited and in every session in between...

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  • K-12 Roundup of Tools and Resources: STEM

    Today I’m kicking off a new blog series. About twice a month I’ll share a “roundup of tools and resources” focused on a particular topic in K-12 education. They might be articles and publications, or organizations that offer resources and services, or simply information...

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  • Confessions of an EdTech Company: Learning to Learn

    Authors: Amara Humphry and Donna Park Ed + Tech ≠ EdTech Ed + Tech = Learning Heidi Haugen is a high school biology teacher. True to her subject, her classroom is alive in all corners. Tanks of salmon eggs, geckos, rodents, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches line the walls. And tucked...

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  • D.C.-Area K-12 Changemakers featured in Michael & Susan Dell Foundation podcast

    Yesterday, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation published the second post in its new Personalized Learning series. In it, we hear from Margaret Angell of CityBridge Foundation, a vibrant D.C.-based nonprofit organization selected by NGLC as one of two 2013 pilot sites in its Regional Funds for...

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  • Personalized Learning in Practice: Finding Exemplars of K-12 Customized Education

    Where can you see personalized learning in practice? I’m in the Bay Area this week where we’re seeing several good school models: Summit Denali, Alpha, and Design Tech, just to name a few. NGLC is in the company of some of the country’s most innovative educators. These schools...

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  • What if Students Made a School?

    By: Tom Carroll Note: this post first appeared on the BlendMyLearning blog What would happen if we trusted students to design their schools? Student voice and choice are core principles of a personalized learning movement that is empowering today’s youth to take responsibility for the...

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  • What do Teachers & Students Think of Personalized Learning Schools?

    What do teachers and students think of personalized learning schools? The RAND Corporation’s report, Early Progress: Interim Research on Personalized Learning, offers an initial perspective. The report shares experiences and attitudes of teachers and students in 23 schools included in their...

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  • Symbols of Our Learning Part II: Next Gen K-12 Instruction in NYC

    Happy 2015! This is a good time of year to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. As part of the reflection process,  I am launching a K-12 Notes from the Field blog series to highlight individual schools, components of academic models, or tools being used by teachers and...

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