• Let's Put Personalized Learning in Its Proper Place

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action, an Education Week blog. Let's put personalized learning in its proper place. That is: as a foundational part of a larger whole, reflecting the coherent integration of 21st-century definitions of student success; school design and...

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  • What Do a Dead Guinea Pig and a Lemonade Stand Have to Do With Real Learning?

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. By Sara Cotner, Founder & CEO of Montessori For All in Austin, TX It was hard to miss. All the flowers and the multiple tombstones were quite conspicuous. Upon closer inspection, it became more clear what I...

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  • Vista Unified Sets Sights on Personal Learning 2.0: Powerful Performance Frameworks

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. By Matt Doyle & Gerri Burton At Vista Unified, we are beginning the process of implementing Personal Learning 2.0.  Personal Learning 2.0 occurs when a school district has reached a tipping point at...

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  • What Do Personalized Learning Schools Have in Common?

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. Just like one size doesn't work for all students, one size doesn't make sense for schools adopting personalized learning either. By definition, every personalized learning school should be tailored to what the...

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  • Defining Personalization: Students As Agents and Teachers As Coaches

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. We all know what powerful learning feels like. It's immersive and relevant. You know and feel that you are mastering something important. In a word, it's profoundly personal. When educators know students...

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  • Next Generation Learning Today: Teacher Perspectives, Student Gifts, New School Designs

    Next Gen Learning in Action on EdWeek We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our new blog, in partnership with Education Week, Next Gen Learning in Action. This blog will showcase stories from field-based innovators around the country who are reimagining education through whole...

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  • Managing the Change to Personalized Learning

    Personalized Learning Will Live or Die on Ability to Manage Change, says Robin Lake of the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). I couldn’t agree more. And in fact, I believe rethinking the change process is the single most important element of redesigning schools for the...

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  • When Teachers Work Together to Personalize Learning

    Learning from your peers — it’s not only an impactful way for students to learn, it’s essential for educators. Especially those who are reimagining, redesigning, and reinventing teaching and learning in our schools. At NGLC, we write often about the power of connecting with and...

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  • Next Generation Learning Today: Competency-Based Education and Personalized Learning

    Competency-Based Education and Chicago Personalizing Learning at West Belden, CompetencyWorks West Belden is learning how to build flexibility into the physical classroom, staffing, scheduling, and time allocation. In the traditional system, schedules are rigid regardless of whether students...

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  • Setting a Strong Personalized Learning Vision in Henry County

    In today’s Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning, you will: Explore personalized learning efforts at Henry County School District, Georgia Learn about the district’s universal vision that enables school-level autonomy See personalized...

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