Building Community
Building Community

When educators design and create new schools, and live next gen learning themselves, they take the lead in growing next gen learning across the nation. Other educators don’t simply follow and adopt; next gen learning depends on personal and community agency—the will to own the change, fueled by the desire to learn from and with others. Networks and policy play important roles in enabling grassroots approaches to change.

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A Dell Foundation podcast features an interview with Phyllis Lockett and Amy Huang of LEAP Innovations.

Last week the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation released their second podcast in a new series on personalized learning. 

The podcast features an interview with Phyllis Lockett, CEO, and Amy Huang, Director of Next-Gen Expansion at LEAP Innovations, a pilot site for NGLC’s Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools 2013 grant competition as well as one of the partners in the 2014 Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools. NGLC and LEAP awarded seven grants in the greater Chicago area making up a mix of charter schools and 'turnaround' district schools.

"Every individual child has their individual learning path, and they're so empowered and excited about school—it really looks like the future of learning."
–Phyllis Lockett

Cheryl Niehaus, Program Officer at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, moderates the discussion, which focuses on increasing student engagement through personalized learning.

Listen to the podcast.

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Alex Roth

Social Media Specialist, NGLC

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