• MyWays #2: Learning Design as Rich as Your Definition of Student Success

    Note: The toolbox of MyWays resources is in beta form, available for pilot-testing. These resources will be refined and new tools will be added, based on user feedback, later this spring, along with a summary of the research supporting the MyWays project. Today’s MyWays blog post...

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  • A Joyful Culture of Math at Two Rivers Public Charter School

    Two Rivers is a PreK- 8 school located near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. that serves a diverse student body of close to 700 children from across the city. The school is part of the NGLC Regional Funds, supported and incubated by our partners at CityBridge Foundation. An EL Education...

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  • Next Gen Learning: An Experiment on Other People’s Children?

    Editor’s Note: In an effort to explore issues of equity in education and current reform efforts to increase personalization through the use of blended and competency-based learning strategies, two staff members of Next Generation Learning Challenges asked themselves: “Is next gen...

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  • Assessment for Learning: A New Grant Opportunity

    Today, we’re excited to launch the Assessment for Learning Project, an initiative designed to help educators, innovators, and researchers fundamentally rethink the roles assessment plays in K-12 learning models. Led by the Center for Innovation in Education, in partnership with NGLC and our...

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  • An Oakland Teacher Inspired by Next Gen Schools in Chicago

    By Linda Rogers One of the many benefits of winning the Next Generation Learning Challenges grant is that three other teachers (Ms. Weissman, Mrs. Sanders, Mrs. Taymuree) and I were able to visit schools in Chicago that are also in various stages of the process of creating Next Generation...

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  • 3 Personalized Learning Schools in Chicago

    Chicago is known for how it does pizza (deep dish), sports (Michael Jordan, Wrigley Field), and comedy (The Second City). Do you know how the third largest city in the U.S. does personalized learning? Take a look inside three schools I toured last month when NGLC and LEAP Innovations co-hosted...

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  • Designing a Better Learning Environment

    The Learning Space Rating System for Higher Education Rows of chairs and desks face forward, pointed toward a podium and a whiteboard. You’ve been in this room before. It’s the slightly updated version of a bygone era’s lecture hall. But the all-too-familiar design is giving...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Unbundling

    Until the last decade or two, “going to college” was shorthand for sitting in classrooms several times a week, course by course and semester by semester, for two to four years, and endeavoring to understand the material covered well enough to pass the tests. Taking center stage in each...

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  • Six Innovative Colorado Schools Awarded Funding

    After months of planning, reimagining and redesigning, partners in Colorado recently announced additional support for six schools in three districts. Each school will receive up to $220,000 to continue the hard work of reinventing the learning experience to better meet students' current needs...

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  • What Does Faculty Mean in a Breakthrough School?

    The sun shone, and the heavy snows were finally melting last week as NGLC headed to the campus of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in Manchester, New Hampshire. SNHU is the creator and institutional home of the groundbreaking breakthrough model known as “College for America.”...

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