There are many opportunities to connect with fellow educators who are passionate about next gen learning.

Assessment for Learning Conference

February 11-13, 2020 | Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego

Assessment for EQUITY. Assessment for AGENCY. Assessment for LEARNING.

Join the movement to fundamentally #RethinkAssessment! NGLC, along with CIE, 2Revolutions, and the entire Assessment for Learning Project community, are excited to invite you to join the amazing educators and system leaders of the Assessment for Learning Project so we can together reimagine what’s possible for assessment centered on student learning, not accountability. The conference provides hands-on workshops, practical tools, expert advice, peer learning, and a dynamic and growing assessment for learning community. As of January 17, 2020, registration is closed.


Events for Massachusetts-based Teams

NGLC and Mass IDEAS offer programming for Massachusetts-based teams that are interested in redesigning learning in schools to better support all students.

Innovative Schools Learning Excursion

March 22-25, 2020 | Vista Unified School District, San Diego County

This new opportunity to visit and learn with the Vista Unified School District community is specifically designed for teams that include parents, students, and community leaders as well as educators. Why? Because each of these roles has a unique and important contribution to make to improve the learning experience for the students in Massachusetts' schools. The program centers on visiting Vista Unified, a district that is redesigning the learning experience for students and has deeply involved its community in the effort. The application is now closed.


Mass Learning Excursions

October 21-23, 2019 | Chicago

December 3-5, 2019 | San Diego

March 2-4, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Visit innovative middle and high schools that have redesigned their entire learning model in order to innovate on behalf of all students. Mass Learning Excursions allow middle and high school educators and their stakeholders to go beyond a school tour to directly engage in the work of reimagining how education happens. Guided by adult learning facilitators, the excursions give teams the opportunity to learn with and from the game changers who are driving innovation. Stipends are provided. These excursions are completed.


School Design Institute

November 2-3, 2019| Framingham, MA

Mass IDEAS School Design Institutes (SDIs) are weekend-long collaborative working sessions in which Massachusetts teams apply design thinking strategies to problems within their school communities. At the SDI, teams will learn design skills and receive coaching and support to solve problems of practice that they have identified. Teams may include a variety of stakeholders: students, parents, educators, administrators, community partners, local business, and others. A stipend is provided upon SDI completion and participants may apply for funding to continue their work beyond the weekend. This event is past.


Transforming Learning Collaborative

Programs from the Transforming Learning Collaborative

The Transforming Learning Collaborative (TLC) was founded in 2018 by NGLC, Da Vinci Schools, and Schools That Can. TLC is a national group of innovative schools building a self-sustaining national ecosystem of educator-to-educator professional learning experiences. Additional schools have joined TLC to offer deep, intensive learning experiences for educators seeking to transform their whole school or redesign learning within their school. The ultimate goal: equitably prepare all students to thrive in a diverse and changing world.

The TLC offers two signature programs for 2019-20. These unique professional learning opportunities provide opportunities to connect and learn with the leaders in next gen learning design.

Transforming Learning Conference

October 17-18, 2019 | Da Vinci Schools, El Segundo CA

Educators and others interested in next gen learning design are invited to this workshop-inspired learning experience, designed by educators. The event includes deep dives into project-based learning, mastery-based grading, real world learning, holistic student support, positive school culture, and more. This event is past. Join us next year!


Transforming Learning Incubator

September 2019 to June 2020| Various locations & online

This year-long educator-to-educator professional learning experience is for teams that want to go deep into the design process, guided by experienced, innovative school leaders from Da Vinci Schools. The registration fee enables participating teams to join a small learning community, attend three face-to-face learning sessions, receive mentoring from a current school leader or teacher-leader, and participate in collaborative learning experiences with other teams throughout the year. Registration is closed for this year. An interest form is available for next year's program.


Additional Events

NGLC does not plan or run or endorse the following events. Chances are, though, that you will find us there. We invite you to join teachers, school leaders, and district and CMO administrators who are reimagining education by getting involved in these events. Join our mailing list to learn when NGLC organizes a session or hosts meetups at these events. See you there!

Aurora Institute (iNACOL) Symposium

This conference is an annual gathering around K-12 competency-based, blended, and online learning. The event, run by one of NGLC’s founding partners, is held in the fall, typically October. Educators, ed leaders, experts, and researchers navigate through 200+ sessions. NGLC often organizes a session or two and hosts a reception. You will find many NGLC grantees in attendance and presenting, alongside other innovative educators and partners. A highlight is a student panel plenary, reminding us why next gen learning is so important. And we value the Aurora Institute's ongoing commitment to making equity an integral conversation throughout the event. Learn more.

The NGLC community was in Palm Springs for the 2019 iNACOL Symposium. View the list of sessions facilitated by our team and community. We hope to see you at next year's symposium!

SXSW EDU Conference & Festival

This annual event in Austin, Texas takes its cues from the iconic entertainment, culture, and technology festival it precedes each year. Held in March, attendees participate in a mix of the traditional sessions and workshops with more unique learning experiences like startup competitions, interactive exhibitions, film screenings, and more. SXSW EDU attracts educators as well as people from business and industry, government and non-profits, even students. This diversity and the “Keep Austin Weird” vibe makes it easy to be creative and embrace the innovative spirit. It's the right kind of environment for next generation educators to learn, connect, and rejuvenate their own innovative spirit. Learn more.

Unfortunately SXSW EDU 2020 was cancelled. Until next year!

ASU + GSV Summit

An annual conference in the springtime, the Summit brings together people who are committed to innovation in learning and human capacity/talent at scale. Educational technology is part of the conversation here. Big ideas are the norm at this event and you’ll be surrounded by inspiring people who want to change the world. Learn more.

Check out the Next Gen Learning SuperLab run by NGLC at ASU/GSV.