• Personalizing Professional Learning for Teachers As Your Organization Grows

    Cornerstone Charter Schools was an early adopter of blended learning, and the charter network’s understanding of personalized learning has evolved over the past four years alongside the ways that our collective understanding of next gen learning strategies has matured. To support a shift...

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  • The LEAP Learning Framework: Personalizing Learning in the Classroom

    Author: Beth Herbert, LEAP Innovations Last week Chicago’s LEAP Innovations officially launched the LEAP Learning Framework, a tool for school leaders, teachers, and education organizations to help establish a common understanding around personalized learning, and provide concrete...

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  • Coaching: A New Frame for Teaching and Learning

    Isn’t it one of the most energizing experiences when different pieces of knowledge, separate conversations, and your own wonderings start to collide and connect, and bring you to an amazing new way of thinking? This is one of those moments for me. It’s a mashup of the practice of...

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  • 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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