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Why Schools Need to Change

Today’s learners face an uncertain present and a rapidly changing future that demands far different skills and knowledge than we needed in the 20th century.

Designing for Equity

Next gen learning serves equity when it takes a cultural lens, values whole person development, and equips students and educators to address injustice.

New Designs for School

Educators are combining the best of what we know about purposeful, authentic learning with bold ideas about student success to completely reimagine schools.

Building Community

When educators design and create new schools, and live next gen learning themselves, they take the lead in growing next gen learning across the nation.

Reimagining Assessment

Educators are rethinking the purposes, forms, and very nature of assessment, designing assessment for learning as an integral part of the learning process.

Professional Learning

If educators are to enable powerful, authentic learning among their students, they need to live that kind of learning and professional culture themselves.

Technology Tools

Educators often make use of ed tech as they make the shifts in instruction, teacher roles, and learning experiences that next gen learning requires.

Enabling Change

Next gen learning happens when everyone—kids and adults alike—take charge of their own learning and has the opportunity to do their best possible work.

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Competency-based Education

Gaining knowledge & skills, not time spent

Personalized Learning

Education tailored to, with & by each learner

Project-based Learning

Deep & active with real-world connections

Social-Emotional Learning

Educate hearts, inspire minds, navigate the world

Learner Agency

Deep & durable self in charge of own learning

Student Success

Prepared for learning, work & life

Design Thinking

Creative, disciplined, user-centered process

Change Management

Getting from here...to there

Leadership

Shaping the conditions for next gen learning

School Culture

Beliefs, values, rules, relationships, stories

Finance

Applying funds & resources for learning

Staffing

The personnel behind next gen learning

College & Career

Ties to a learner’s next steps after K–12

Tools for Next Gen Learning

Tech & resources used by next gen educators

Facilities & Classroom Design

Physical spaces that advance learning

Curriculum & Instruction

The content & practice of teaching & learning

School Profiles