Enabling Change
Enabling Change

Next generation learning is all about everyone in the system—from students through teachers to policymakers—taking charge of their own learning, development, and work. That doesn’t happen by forcing change through mandates and compliance. It happens by creating the environment and the equity of opportunity for everyone in the system to do their best possible work.

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CityBridge’s Margaret Angell joins Principal Scott Cartland in a podcast on personalized learning in the nation’s capital.

Yesterday, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation published the second post in its new Personalized Learning series. In it, we hear from Margaret Angell of CityBridge Foundation, a vibrant D.C.-based nonprofit organization selected by NGLC as one of two 2013 pilot sites in its Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools initiative. After leading a regional K-12 grant competition, CityBridge subsequently funded 18 D.C.-area schools to employ next-generation learning models. The goal? To facilitate the transformation of over 100 of the area’s highest-poverty and lowest-performing schools into high-performing schools.

Joining her is principal Scott Cartland of Wheatley Education Campus, one of the schools awarded a grant and other professional support from CityBridge.

"Once you think about how school needs to change to meet the needs of kids, it's hard NOT to move in that direction."
-Scott Cartland

Cheryl Niehaus, Program Officer at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, moderates this candid discussion, which includes current plans for implementing personalized learning in the capital and advice for those interested in putting it into practice in their region.

Read the first post in the series: Personalized learning - One size does NOT fit all.

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Kristi DePaul

CEO, Founders Marketing

A Pittsburgh native, Kristi is an avid content marketer, blogger, educator, speaker, and world traveler. Most recently, she managed marketing efforts for NGLC, a $65m education investment network and EDUCAUSE, the world’s premier higher ed IT association. Previously, she led strategic initiatives and marketing communications across four continents for three international start-ups. Combining her expertise in marketing, social media and influencer relations, Kristi has formed Founders Marketing, a firm that helps start-ups create effective messaging to grow global audiences.