• Competency-Based Advisor Hiring & Preparation: Introducing 3 Key Competency Clusters

    By Shellie J. Keller College practitioners are understandably concerned with effective management and organization of their advising systems. While this is an important effort in the overall student success mission, let’s not overlook the individual advisor who remains at the center of this...

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  • Scaling Personalized Learning: Questions of Equity and the Role of Micro-Credentials

    In today’s Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning, you will: Consider the role of an equity lens in personalized learning Sneak-a-peek at Lake County’s new micro-credential offerings for teachers One of the persistent challenges of the shift...

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  • The Possibilities for Next Gen Professional Learning

    This past winter, NGLC and its partners in the Next Gen Professional Learning Project asked NGLC grantees, along with other forward-leaning educators, to share with us their use of and perspectives on next gen learning for teachers. In this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to...

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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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  • New Opportunity for Massachusetts Secondary Educators to Learn, Network, and Be Inspired

    Author: Jenny Curtin This post originally appeared on the Barr Foundation site on June 1, 2017. Barr is excited to announce a partnership with Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) to support Mass Learning Excursions, a new project offering teams of Massachusetts educators focused on...

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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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  • The Maker Fellow Program: Oakland educators build a table, rethink learning in school

    Author: Parker Thomas Two years ago, many recipients of a planning grant from the NGLC Regional Fund in Oakland expressed an interest in maker-centered learning. Eager to support them, the Oakland Unified School District asked Aaron Vanderwerth from the Creativity Lab at Lighthouse Community...

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  • 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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