• 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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  • Coming Together to Envision the Future of Learning

    NGLC’s most recent chat Moving from Factory Model to...What? was our most interactive to date. I think that’s because we all recognize it’s time to move past the existing metaphor—the factory—and the way we currently think about and depict learning in schools—...

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  • We Need a New Story for Education

    The world of work, our society, and our daily lives are no longer structured around assembly lines, routines, and regular schedules. The industrial age has given way to an information age, a knowledge economy, and countless opportunities for individual expression on social media. The network...

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  • The Foundations of Next Generation Learning - Essential Resources

    NGLC’s Sarah Luchs recently talked with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute as part of the organization’s Multiple Viewpoints podcast series. She describes the research and field base that informs the design and results of the school models in the NGLC network, particularly...

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  • A Distribution Challenge: Scaling Charter School Innovation and Impact to States and Districts

    This blog originally appeared on MatchbookLearning.com on December 8, 2015 Author: Sajan George    In “Transitional Philanthropy:  Leveraging Innovation to Build Sustainability” Jeffrey Walker makes the point that in the for-profit world, venture capitalists invest...

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  • How to Bring Next Gen Learning to Your Community

    Since releasing Getting Smart on Regional Next Gen School Design last month, we continue to get inquiries from entities interested in developing their own local network for next gen learning or expanding into a regional approach. If you share this interest as a local funder, district, CMO, or...

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  • What Can the NGLC Regional Funds Teach Us about Local Strategies for Next Gen Learning?

    Over the past few months, my colleague Sarah Luchs has uncovered, broken down, peeled away layers, and thoughtfully analyzed the work of the NGLC Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools in a blog series that today has been released as a publication, Getting Smart on Regional Next-Gen School Design...

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  • 7 Roles of a Next Gen Learning Ecosystem

    Partnerships can spur the growth of next gen learning in a community and allow it to flourish. Local collaborative learning networks, incubating hubs, and education ecosystems are built on partnerships. These networks attract educators, entrepreneurs, funders, and community leaders. Some network...

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  • What would Socrates wonder about Next Gen Learning?

    What would Socrates, one of history’s most iconic gadflys, wonder about Next Generation Learning? What questions or provocations or iconoclastic statements would he pose to those of us pushing for “Next Gen” or personalized learning? During our recent NGLC Bay Area convening...

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  • 16 schools Where Students Will Learn Differently

    This fall, 3,400 students will experience school in a different way. Sixteen districts and charter operators, with the support of the NGLC launch grant awards announced today, are opening a new school or redesigning an existing one. While the details, context, and strategies vary, these schools all...

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