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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 07, 2017

Why a High-Achieving School is Reinventing Itself

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

6 Ways to Make Collective Feedback Work in Classrooms

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

More Than Instruction: Schools with the power to transform communities

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

5 Lessons from Implementing Personal Learning

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

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 14, 2017

Personalizing Adult Learning

One Boston high school developed a system of personalized adult learning when the school used four key culture shift levers.

July 12, 2017

Crafting a Community of Belonging in a Culture of Digital Connection

By leveraging the power of language, educators can turn their diverse and digitally-connected student bodies into meaningful communities of belonging.

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