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December 27, 2017

New Year Resolution = Habit

If you want to achieve certain goals in 2018 or build on certain relationships, the most effective thing you can do on New Year's Day is to resolve to focus on the habits necessary to achieve such goals.

December 22, 2017

A New Education Research-Practice Center: Early. Personal. Relevant.

The International Center for Educational Research and Practice aspires to address the challenge of "inter-sectionality of thought." Bringing research and practice together is the only way school districts and their communities can create the learning environments that will prepare today's students for tomorrow's future.

November 27, 2017

Yes, We Can Define, Teach, and Assess Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is a thing. We can define it; we can teach it; and we can assess it.

November 27, 2017

Real-World Learning at the Workshop School

For this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning, we spoke to Matt Riggan, co-founder of the Workshop School in Philadelphia.

November 10, 2017

Highlights from the High Country: the Colorado Convening

This edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning is dedicated to sharing gifts from the network that emerged during the recent NGLC-NGSI convening in Colorado. Sarah Luchs, a K-12 program officer at NGLC, explores seven key insights from convening participants about the work of transforming learning.

September 22, 2017

A Learner-Centered Culture Includes Educators, Too

Teachers in learner-centered, personalized settings serve as guides for students along pathways that address their individual needs, strengths, and goals for success in academics, career, and life. To prepare students to thrive in a changing world, educators promote collaborative projects, integrate authentic learning experiences that may occur outside the classroom, and, above all, foster learner independence and agency--student voice and choice.

September 20, 2017

Building Collaborative Learning Environments in an Inquiry-Based Community School

Lyel Resner interviews the founders of Compass Charter School, a progressive community school in Brooklyn, about strategies and challenges of building a true community school, elevating empathy in the school model, and what leaves them hopeful when children engage in inquiry and connect across their differences.

August 29, 2017

Greatest Threat to Competency Based Learning Part II

We agree on the need for milestones and accountability, but what are the best measures of whether a school is truly helping its students progress to the next grade level, college or career readiness?

August 22, 2017

Three Steps Toward Building Vista Unified's Three Brushstrokes

In just three years, 100% of Vista Unified School District schools are transforming to Personal Learning pathways for all students. These three steps made the change possible.

August 16, 2017

Educators Are Artists, Let's Act Like It!

The work of next generation learning in Colorado Springs School District 11 has some striking similarities to group painting excursions.

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