• Three Starting Points for Adopting Systemic Personalized Learning

    Author: David Lipkin, co-founder and CEO of SchoolHack Solutions As educators, we know that making the shift to personalized learning requires more than just a technology solution. It requires us to fundamentally rethink ‘business as usual,’ dream big, take risks, encounter...

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  • Experts Share Wicked Cool Curriculum to Fuel Next Gen Learning

    What happens in next gen classrooms and schools? We opened the doors to peek inside classrooms and schools that are using next gen learning strategies in NGLC’s most recent chat on Next Gen Curriculum. Featured guests and participants tackled five key questions: How does your next gen...

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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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  • 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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