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July 13, 2018

Creating Space

If we want good things to happen in K-12 education, we have to create space for them. And creating space isn't easy.

June 22, 2018

Successfully Ever After: Building 21's Broader Competencies

Many schools and organizations in the NGLC network are considering the full scope of their students' futures--lifelong learning, multiple careers, relationships, and civic engagement--in their definitions of student success. Correspondingly, they're adopting more expansive sets of competencies so that their graduates can succeed and thrive in a world of accelerating change.

June 18, 2018

Vigorous Learning at Chipeta Elementary School

Chipeta Elementary is a school on a journey of change. The concept of rigor vs. vigor brings clarity to our purpose and our ensuing actions.

May 22, 2018

How Performance-Based Assessments Designed by Student Interns Promote Interest-Based Skill Development

Rich and transformative learning experiences happen at home, in the community, and in workplaces. Here's how educators in one school are leveraging ePortfolios and digital badges to promote relevant skill development for student's coursework and future professional lives.

May 11, 2018

Listening to Student Voices: The Sound of Assessment for Learning

What would it look like if student voice truly shaped the design of public education systems? Reflections culled from the Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) community offer some helpful insights.

May 04, 2018

Structure Helps Promote Student Agency

For flex time to work well, schools have to accomplish a tricky balance between fostering autonomy in students while still holding them accountable for ambitious learning targets.

March 26, 2018

The Power and Promise of Performance Assessments

Performance assessments have the power to improve teaching and learning, and hold promise for helping schools and colleges better develop and assess students' college and career readiness.

February 28, 2018

It's High Time for Change in our Accountability Systems

Can a burgeoning movement from the field place pressure upon local, state, and federal policymakers to create accountability systems where teachers are at the forefront of creating assessments that promote the deeper learning we want for all our children?

February 14, 2018

The Teacher's Role in Personalized Learning: Making Math Relevant

At New Classrooms, Carolyn Harper supports teachers in their journey to connect math to real life for their students. In Teach to One: Math, performance-based tasks help students understand how math exists in their world.

February 08, 2018

Students as Innovators and Co-Creators at Del Lago Academy

In this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning, we tell the story of badging at Del Lago Academy, a member of the NGLC and Center for Innovation in Education Assessment for Learning Project community.

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