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Next Gen Learning in Action

From Next Generation Learning Challenges, perspectives from educators engaged in redesigning the future of public schools. (Next Gen Learning in Action ceased publishing in July 2019.)

Student Achievement Opinion In Your Hands Lie the Keys to Igniting Next Gen Learning
In this final post on EdWeek, Andy Calkins describes what was learned: five interdependent, closely cooperating, utterly essential dimensions of designing and carrying out next gen learning effectively.
Andy Calkins, July 26, 2019
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Student Achievement Opinion Next Gen Learning in Action Is on the Move
It is with the next gen learning mindset to "embrace change" that, this week, we mark the end of two years of this blog on Education Week and transition to a new home.
Kristen Vogt, July 25, 2019
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Professional Development Opinion There's Value in Infusing the Arts Into Personalized Learning
Arts educators and academic-content teachers assembled to authentically integrate the arts into a personalized learning academic program for a new school in Chicago.
Contributing Blogger, July 23, 2019
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Assessment Opinion 9 Things You Can Do to Support Student Agency With Formative Assessment
Teachers and students from Arizona describe the three stages they went through to build a classroom culture for formative assessment.
Contributing Blogger, July 22, 2019
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Professional Development Opinion What Happened When My School Started to Dismantle White Supremacy Culture
The work of exploring White Supremacy Culture gave the staff at Visitacion Valley Middle School a new framework to define its North Star: being an anti-racist school.
Contributing Blogger, July 18, 2019
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Professional Development Opinion For Teacher Professional Growth, Study the Soil
Any offering of professional learning needs to meet teachers where they are. But to do that well, facilitators need to take the time to know the teachers and their context.
Contributing Blogger, July 16, 2019
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Professional Development Opinion How Language Can Supercharge the Instructional Core
Vista Unified teachers and University of California researchers collaborated to study how to deepen learning by transforming classroom interactions through language, our guest bloggers say.
Contributing Blogger, July 15, 2019
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Education Opinion Advancing Public Education Together: Parent Leadership, Powerful Messaging, and the Strength of the Community
Aligning messaging to the St. Vrain Valley district's purpose and engaging its community as true stakeholders were instrumental to achieving success, say guest bloggers from the district.
Contributing Blogger, July 12, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How Do You Include Students in School Improvement? Six Tips From YouthTruth
Including students in the entire process of surveying students about their school both empowers youth voice and improves our chances of making real change.
Contributing Blogger, July 10, 2019
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Professional Development Opinion The Modern Classrooms Project: A Teacher-Driven PD Model That Works
When it comes to redesigning learning, what kind of professional development works best for teachers? Looking to teachers themselves is a good bet.
Contributing Blogger, July 9, 2019
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Assessment Opinion How Can Students and Teachers Co-Design Learning?
Working with students to craft lessons in New Hampshire classrooms pushes student learning and deepens teacher understanding of their students and the learning process.
Contributing Blogger, July 8, 2019
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Student Achievement Opinion Shifting to Skill-Focused Graduation Requirements
Students at the Workshop School in the Philadelphia district will earn credits and grades in Creative Know How, Habits of Success, and Wayfinding skills starting next year.
Contributing Blogger, July 1, 2019
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Assessment Opinion Making Learning Public: Two Practices for Engaging and Empowering All Students
Using both communal showcases of learning and more personalized sharing with families during student-led conferences, students at Two Rivers Public Charter School are more deeply engaged as leaders of their own education.
Contributing Blogger, June 26, 2019
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Personalized Learning Opinion What New Research Can Teach Schools Looking to Put Personalized Learning Into Practice
A Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative study of personalized learning in Chicago unpacks how schools can successfully implement personalized learning, highlighting four common practices.
Contributing Blogger, June 21, 2019
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