New Designs for School
New Designs for School

We’ve all had the experience of truly purposeful, authentic learning and know how valuable it is. Educators are taking the best of what we know about learning, student support, effective instruction, and interpersonal skill-building to completely reimagine schools so that students experience that kind of purposeful learning all day, every day.

Learn More

How can education leaders pursue the massive shift toward a learning and learner orientation deliberately and thoughtfully?

EdSurge recently published an article written by Andy Calkins, NGLC Deputy Director, and Kristen Vogt, NGLC Knowledge Management Officer on Personalized Learning. Read the whole article.

Personalized Learning is a fundamental shift away from a curriculum- and teaching-centered orientation toward one that instead is learning- and student-centered. So, how can education leaders pursue such a massive shift deliberately and thoughtfully?

Here are five suggestions and tools to get you started. They are based on what we have observed from the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant recipients who have designed or redesigned whole schools to be personalized through student-centered, competency-based, blended, and other next gen learning strategies.

1. Understand personalized learning.

4x4 grid of next gen learning

2. Customize a personalized learning approach for your school.

steps to design next gen learning

3. Define success for your students.

MyWays competency framework

4. Promote comprehensiveness in your approach.

framework for next gen learning

5. Activate your plan in your school.

moving toward personalized learning

Top image courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.

Alex Roth headshot

Alex Roth

Social Media Specialist, NGLC

Alex Roth is the Social Media Specialist for EDUCAUSE, the parent organization of NGLC.