• 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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  • Creating Breakthrough Schools, One Region at a Time

    Long known for its entrepreneurial drive, creativity, and inventive thinking, the United States is experiencing a 21st century renaissance in the emergence of tech start-ups and business incubators. This renaissance is creating an unparalleled opportunity to rethink education as well. With this...

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  • Local Incubators Help Educators Dream up Solutions to the K-12 Design Problem

    NGLC’s Breakthrough Schools competition invites educators and other interested parties to propose a different design for learning–one less informed by an industrial-age factory model and more inspired by the possibilities that today’s technologies, networking, and connections make...

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  • Three Big Ideas from ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest

    Spending four days at the ISKME Big Ideas Fest was the perfect prelude to the New Year with all its resolutions and planning.  Big Ideas Fest convenes education stakeholders including teachers, policy makers, researchers, eduprenuers, students, and funders and engages them in imagining...

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