• How do we make maker educators?

    Author: Parker Thomas   The perception of making in popular culture is closely tied to the notion that you need to be a  “techie,” or have an Arduino in your hand to gain entrance to the “Maker Faire.” As a result, many educators don’t identify...

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  • 5 Next Gen Professional Learning Practices Used by Schools Today

    At NGLC, we believe the only way to create lasting change in K–12 education is when educators lead the work. That’s why NGLC and its Next Gen Professional Learning Project partners asked leading educators to guide the field on this question: How can schools and districts moving toward...

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  • Learning Excursions

    In this week’s Friday Focus, we discuss the importance of giving teachers personalized professional learning in order to authentically enable next gen personalized learning for students.  We’ll look at an example of personalized professional learning: a recent learning excursion to...

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  • It’s a New Year for Next Gen Personalized Learning

    Happy New Year! There is something abidingly magical about the start of a new year. It’s the same way we feel in September when school begins—we’re given a fresh, clean slate and an opportunity to build on what came before, set intentions, rest, and meditate on small and large...

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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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  • Teacher PD: The Achilles Heel of Personalized, Next Gen Learning

    We Americans like to think of ourselves as creative, entrepreneurial, and self-determining. Our public schools set lofty visions promising their graduates will have the skills, knowledge, and lifelong-learning dispositions needed to fulfill that ideal. Personal agency: yes! That’s what the...

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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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  • NGLC at the 2016 iNACOL Symposium

    The NGLC network is excited for the 2016 iNACOL Symposium in San Antonio next week. Please join us at the following sessions so we can connect and learn together. We encourage you to follow #NGLCchat as well as #inacol16 to stay connected and share your ideas with the NGLC community. Exploring...

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  • How to Hire Teachers with a Next Gen Mindset

    Many schools are looking to hire caring and talented people, yet we’ve recently discovered that successful next gen schools are reimagining hiring as one more rich dimension of their overall learning design. The result? Thoughtful, performance-oriented processes for selecting top talent....

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  • Mastery Design Collaborative supports school redesign in Oakland

    Theresa Sanders, a 3rd grade teacher, and her colleagues at Redwood Heights School in Oakland are participating in the Reimagine School Collaborative. In the video above, Theresa describes the need to personalize learning for her students. The NGLC Regional Fund in Oakland Redwood Heights is...

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