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.
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December 13, 2017
December 07, 2017
As a high achieving school in Colorado Springs School District 11, Chipeta Elementary has embarked on a school-wide change process. The simple answer is that we can always do better.
November 07, 2017
In 2014, a few English teachers at Leadership Public Schools (LPS) found themselves facing a common question: how to give more, and better, feedback on writing in their classrooms? And how to do so in a way that built skills, encouraged growth, and honored their students' needs to be college-ready in just a few years? The answers, it turns out, were the students themselves.
November 03, 2017
When we opened Thrive Public School in San Diego five years ago, we knew we had the opportunity, and the responsibility, to create an intentionally diverse school. San Diego is one of the most diverse cities in the country. It is the American city with the highest number of refugees and also the fifth wealthiest. By joining a small but powerful movement of intentionally diverse schools, we could affect not only the students in our school but our community as a whole.
October 23, 2017
One hundred percent of Vista Unified's schools are now engaged in the Vista Unified Personal Learning Challenge. The transformation to Personal Learning at Vista Unified has been guided by the work of pedagogy experts, Allison Zmuda and Bena Kallick. In their book, Students at the Center, they define Personalized Learning as a "progressively student-driven experience where students have a role in co-creating investigations and ideas."
September 20, 2017
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 14, 2017
One Boston high school developed a system of personalized adult learning when the school used four key culture shift levers.
July 12, 2017
By leveraging the power of language, educators can turn their diverse and digitally-connected student bodies into meaningful communities of belonging.