• When Projects Are Personalized, Learning Is Social

    This post originally appeared on Education Week's Learning Deeply blog on January 4, 2017. Learning is social, even when it's personalized. It sounds contradictory, but it's true. Personalized learning is all about putting the student at the center of their learning experience,...

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  • A Countdown of the Top 10 K-12 Posts of 2016

    As we ring in the new year, singing Auld Lang Syne, we can get nostalgic about most anything. Even blogs. What I find most rewarding about top 10 lists is not just the nostalgia looking back upon the past year. It’s also finding out which issues are most important to the most important...

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  • Top 6 Themes of the “Friday Focus” Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning

    I invite you to join me as I look back and reflect on the insights, surprises, challenges, collective hardships, and joys the NGLC network has experienced in 2016. The top themes covered in the Friday Focus series, a practitioner’s guide to personalized learning that we put out twice a month...

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  • Student Goal Setting

    “I hope to score 42 goals this season” WHY 42? “It is a HUGE number but I think I can do it” In this post, I discuss a key instructional move that underlies most personalized learning models: student goal setting. I will describe the instructional move in theory, provide...

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  • Next Generation Learning Today: Design Guides, Digital Platforms, Personalized Learning

    Designing for Equity in Next Gen Learning, NGLC Where does equity and race enter the conversation on innovation? How can we design and teach for equity? This toolkit offers tools and methods for tapping equity’s inventive potential for new school designs…. This toolkit is intended to...

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  • What is the Role of Edtech in Creating Student Equity?

    The critical topics of equity and inclusion have surfaced on panels and in community discussions from Silicon Valley to local school district meetings. Exploring the myriad ways in which edtech can serve to help (or hinder) student equity in K-12 education is emerging as a greater priority for...

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  • Training Teachers for Competency-Based Learning Classrooms

    Author: Sajan George While competency-based learning is not new to the education industry, there are still challenges in implementation. The biggest impediment to launching such a model is not the technology, content, or standards mapping—it is in how we train our teachers. To effectively...

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  • Celebrating XQ Super Schools with NGLC Roots: Brooklyn LAB

    Last month, XQ announced ten winners of its super-competitive $10 million Super School grant program. Half of the winners have NGLC roots: Summit Elevate, Brooklyn LAB Charter High School, Powderhouse Studios, Washington Leadership Academy, and RISE High. We think that’s something to...

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  • Celebrating XQ Super Schools with NGLC Roots: RISE High

    Last month, XQ announced ten winners of its super-competitive $10 million Super School grant program. Half of the winners have NGLC roots. We think that’s something to celebrate. This blog series takes a look back at the influence of the leaders behind Summit Elevate, Brooklyn LAB High School...

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  • Going Bold with Next Gen School Design: Measuring Attainment vs. Innovation

    Author: Dr. Elizabeth Freeman This spring, my superintendent and I were fortunate to be guests of Hobson’s at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego, California. We attended an incredible session led by NGLC’s Andy Calkins and Getting Smart’s Tom Vander Ark. During the workshop,...

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