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February 02, 2018

Taking a Risk with Authentic Learning at Boston International Newcomers Academy

Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA), a high school that embraces recent immigrant English language learners and their families, is trailblazing new learning environments in Boston Public Schools (BPS).

January 25, 2018

A Student's Perspective: Some Truths About Real-World Learning

This week's edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning was written by Ricky Sierra, a student at Da Vinci Extension sharing her experiences at Da Vinci Schools.

January 09, 2018

Our Quest to Personalize Competency-Based Learning in New Hampshire

New Hampshire's Assessment for Learning Project (ALP) has been a quest to deepen and personalize competency-based learning for all students.

December 28, 2017

Building Young Entrepreneurs for Change

By providing authentic opportunities to practice self-direction, connect with the larger community, collaborate with peers, and develop their respect for social responsibility, the annual Magnolia Makers Market is one way Montessori For All works toward preparing children to be successful leaders in the 21st century.

December 21, 2017

A Student's Most Important Lesson: Learning How To Learn

To prepare students for a lifetime of learning, empower them with choice in how they consume and learn content.

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.

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 20, 2017

3 Middle School Projects that Cultivate Skills Needed For Adulthood

By flipping the traditional adult-driven school model and putting students at the center, Summit believes it can equip students with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to lead a fulfilled life.

November 14, 2017

Student Success in a Fast-Evolving World at Loveland High School

The school's sights are focused on the future. Tomorrow's world will value critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, intellectual agility, adaptability, entrepreneurship, and effective communication (in every form). Loveland High School teachers and leaders know that traditional teacher-directed classes won't engage students or set them up for success in this fast-evolving world.

October 19, 2017

Teaching & Learning is an Open Book at Turner Middle School

At Turner Middle School, we are opening our classrooms for principals, teachers, and district level administrators across Thompson School District in Loveland, Colorado, to come in and "see" what we put into practice each and every day. We are able to share our struggles and successes with personalizing instruction and building a competency-based education system K-12.

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