Many of us have discovered kindred spirits and essential support through the networks we belong to. But do we know how to create healthy, equitable connections that help communities thrive?

Networks are playing an increasing role in shifting to new learning designs in K–12 education. NGLC launched Networks for Learning in 2018 in partnership with Curtis Ogden, FSG, Getting Smart, and Remake Learning.

The effort brings together many voices to generate a new, collective understanding about creating the healthy, equitable connections that help these networks thrive.

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Curtis Ogden, a network and social change expert, has been feeding the Networks for Learning effort with ideas, inspiration, and principles of network theory as well as examples in and outside of education.


Learn more about creating healthy, equitable Networks for Learning with additional publications, videos, articles, and podcasts. These additional resources were collected from leaders of learning networks and equitable network design experts who contributed to an immersive convening in May 2018 on next gen learning, equity, and the power of generative network thinking and organizational design.


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While Curtis provides the theory, K–12 learning network leaders and participants hold the practices and expertise that will move our field forward. We are collecting insights and wisdom from inside and outside of K-12 education. Read what your colleagues have shared. Add your voice to give texture and imagery to our collective understanding of how to build healthy and equitable professional education networks.


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By exploring key questions together, we can expand our view of learning networks as a driver for change in K&ndahs;12 education. Connect with others, shift your professional learning, and rethink how educators lead the change to the future of education.

  • How do we design our networks?
  • How do we connect with others?
  • How might network thinking provide an alternative to traditional organizational design?
  • What learning is occurring at the edges, especially around equity?

Join the NGLC Networks for Learning LinkedIn group created to enable conversations and shared meaning-making.