• Crafting a Community of Belonging in a Culture of Digital Connection

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. By Nicole Assisi, CEO of Thrive Public Schools. In an instant, a student can broadcast 140 characters around the world. She can post a message with a hashtag that reaches thousands of followers and is searchable...

    more
  • Defining Personalization: Students As Agents and Teachers As Coaches

    This post originally appeared on Next Gen Learning in Action on Education Week. We all know what powerful learning feels like. It's immersive and relevant. You know and feel that you are mastering something important. In a word, it's profoundly personal. When educators know students...

    more
  • Want Real Ed Reform? 5 Ways Students Should Be Included

    Author: Michael Niehoff This post originally appeared on Changing is Learning on November 21, 2016. As a graduate journalism student over 20 years ago, I worked on a thesis project centered on education reform news reporting. I was analyzing how often education reporters included students in...

    more
  • Choice, Trust, and Agency in Pinellas County Schools

    In today’s Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning, you will: Discover the efforts to personalize learning in Pinellas County Schools, Florida Gain an appreciation for the strategies the district is using to build buy-in, capacity, and action Note...

    more
  • Lead Like an Education Punk Rocker

    Author: Michael Niehoff This post originally appeared on Changing Is Learning on January 28, 2016. (Inspired by and dedicated to #LeadWild, David Theriault, David Culberhouse, Jon Corippo, Dr. Brad Gustafson, Tom Whitford, Ken Durham, The Ramones, Bad Religion, The Clash, X and many others...

    more
  • We All Should Have a Voice

    Author: Ramona S. Treviño This post originally appeared on CCE's blog on February 13, 2017. “Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.” -- John Adams The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for many of us. I drove 450 miles to Washington DC for the...

    more
  • How Can Today’s Classrooms and Schools Become Inclusive Learning Environments?

    By Michael Niehoff This post originally appeared on Changing is Learning on January 15, 2016.  As the founding principal of Minarets High School, a 1:1, project-based high school that opened up in 2008, our primary goal was to create a classroom and schoolwide culture that was student-...

    more
  • Seeing is Believing: Virtual Reality in Education

    Virtual reality is a futuristic concept that no longer belongs to the future. With several new products hitting the market in recent years, and along with them, a variety of new use cases, virtual reality is an experience that has become more tech novelty than sci-fi fantasy. (Although I think we...

    more
  • What is the Role of Edtech in Creating Student Equity?

    The critical topics of equity and inclusion have surfaced on panels and in community discussions from Silicon Valley to local school district meetings. Exploring the myriad ways in which edtech can serve to help (or hinder) student equity in K-12 education is emerging as a greater priority for...

    more
  • 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....

    more

Pages