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

Professional learning

Events 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, including Building 21, Distinctive Schools, Lindsay Unified School District, Valor Collegiate Academies, and Workshop School among others, have joined TLC as mentors, committed to offering deep, intensive learning experiences for educators seeking to transform whole schools or redesign learning within a school. The ultimate goal: equitably prepare all students to thrive in a diverse and changing world.

NGLC launched the TLC with two signature events for 2018-19. These unique professional learning opportunities provide opportunities to connect and learn with the leaders in next gen learning design.

Transforming Learning Conference

October 4-5, 2018 | Da Vinci Schools, El Segundo CA

Educators and others interested in next gen learning design are invited to this workshop-inspired learning experience, design by educators. The event includes deep dives into project-based learning, mastery-based grading, real world learning, whole student development, and other aspects of Whole-School Transformation and Learning Redesign.


Transforming Learning Incubator

October 2018 to May 2019 | Various locations & online

This year-long educator-to-educator professional learning experience is for individuals and teams who want to go deep into the design process, guided by leading expert-practitioners. Participants join a small learning community, attend three face-to-face learning sessions, and benefit from virtual coaching and collaborative learning experiences throughout the year. The program kicks off at the Transforming Learning Conference in October 2018.


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. And when NGLC organizes a session or hosts meetups at these events, we will post it here.

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 iNACOL’s ongoing commitment to making equity an integral conversation throughout the event. Learn more.

The NGLC community was in Nashville for the 2018 iNACOL Symposium. View the list of sessions facilitated by our team and community. We hope to see you at the 2019 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 innovative spirit. Learn more.

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.