How Blended Learning Can Support Student Agency

How Blended Learning Can Support Student Agency

Blended learning can lead to student agency when it gives students choices about what, where, when, and how they learn. For a better understanding of what student agency is and what it looks like in school-based learning, see my first post in this series, How Next Gen Learning Can Support Student Agency. The following blended learning strategies were shared in a recent #NGLCchat on student...

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Personalized Learning Podcast: Episode 2 – Leap Innovations grows student engagement in Chicago

Personalized Learning Podcast: Episode 2 – Leap Innovations grows student engagement in Chicago

The second episode of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s Personalized Learning podcast series features the Leap Innovations. Leap Innovations is part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges’ portfolio of regional partners who are incubating local breakthrough model designs. Leap Innovations in particular has awarded 7 grants to charter and turnaround district schools in the...

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Personalized Learning Podcast: Episode 1 – CityBridge Foundation rethinks education in Washington, D.C.

Personalized Learning Podcast: Episode 1 – CityBridge Foundation rethinks education in Washington, D.C.

The first episode of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation’s Personalized Learning podcast series features the CityBridge Foundation of Washington DC. CityBridge is part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges’ portfolio of regional partners who are incubating local breakthrough model designs. CityBridge in particular has funded 18 next-gen learning schools in the DC area and runs...

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Finding the Innovation from Within

Finding the Innovation from Within

As part of my preparation to become a teacher, I completed my student-teaching in a large, comprehensive high school in inner-city New Haven—the type of school that, at the time, was plagued by low test scores, high drop-out rates, and like many schools that fit these categories, was, (and still is) the object of generation upon generation of well-meaning reforms.   My supervising teacher,...

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Resource allocation at NGLC schools: A progress report

Resource allocation at NGLC schools: A progress report

What do preliminary financial and operational results from a set of innovative, blended learning models tell us about the nature of these pioneering school designs?   “Blended does not solve all things. You still need to run a good school.” -Tom Willis (Cornerstone Charter Schools)   Last month, before giving a tour of his school during a convening of NGLC-funded schools in...

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