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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.

February 05, 2018

Are We Collaborating Too Much?

It is perhaps obvious that the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) places a premium on collaboration. Here are some things we have learned about collaboration working with the Assessment for Learning Project's community of practice.

February 01, 2018

The Virtues and Vices of Portfolio Assessment

A portfolio lends itself naturally to assessment, whose aim is to collect evidence to answer a question about learning or performance.

January 22, 2018

Speak, John, Speak: Feeling the Power of Exhibitions at the Workshop School

Like many progressive schools, the students at the Workshop School, a non-selective high school in the School District of Philadelphia, present their work at the conclusion of each quarter.

January 10, 2018

3 Ways Student-Led Assessment Improves Learning in Virginia

A group of 11 school districts across Virginia came together with one goal: create more student-led assessment opportunities in our schools so students are more engaged in learning.

December 19, 2017

Please, No More Rigor!

Today I grapple with one of the real conundrums I wrestle with all the time: how do we push students to do a level and quality of work they don't necessarily believe they can do? And at some point, I referred to this as "the rigor question."

December 13, 2017

A Year in the Making: Lessons My New Year's Resolution Taught Me about Next Gen Learning

What can you learn about next gen learning by taking a new creative class each month? The first takeaway Liza Veto of NGLC had was that Making provides a different kind of learning than most traditional schools offer.

December 05, 2017

Mo'olelo: Building a Culturally Responsive Framework for Assessment

We've produced a series of podcasts to share the voices of students, educators, and others who are reimagining assessment and experiencing assessment for learning. The first podcast, fittingly, profiles a project that grounds assessment in the Hawaiian practice of mo'olelo (storytelling) to build a culturally responsive framework for assessment.

November 17, 2017

Teacher as Director: Four Questions to Promote Small Group Collaboration

Poke your head into any school around the country and you are likely to see students working in small groups. Why do educators see small group collaboration as a model to facilitate learning?

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