What's all the buzz about? Find out what educators and the media are saying about What Made Them So Prepared?!

These Schools & Districts Responded Adaptively and Creatively to COVID. Why?
A Virtual Coffee with Ed
Leaders, Wednesday, 5/18, 4PM ET
–Andy Calkins, Co-Director, Next Generation Learning Challenges (moderator)
–Nicole Allard, Executive Director of Educational Excellence and Innovation, Vista Unified School District, CA
–Theresa Ewald, Assistant Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District, WI
–Jenny Finn, Founding Visionary, Springhouse Community School, VA

Host Larry Jacobs Interviews NGLC's Andy Calkins for American Consortium for Equity in Education

New Research for Schools that Might Change the Paradigm, hosted by Larry Jacobs, Education Talk Radio Podcast, April 25, 2022


Participants & Findings Featured by The 74

What Kept Students, Staff Going During the Pandemic: Three Case Studies from New National Report, Marianna McMurdock, The 74, March 15, 2022.

Despite constant learning disruption, some U.S. schools achieved record-breaking graduation rates and student engagement during the pandemic, according to a new national report.

This piece was picked up by LA School Report and Yahoo News!


NGLC Highlights Key Storyline: Total Coherence between Vision, Learning Model, and Operating Model

Ed Leaders: Your Path Out of COVID to a Radically Better Future Is Hiding in Plain Sight, Andy Calkins, NGLC, March 15, 2022.

Here’s what we heard, over and over again: What’s true of the vision and learning model for the kids needs to be true of the professional culture and operating norms of the adults. To help students become capable, caring, self-directed learners and creative problem-solvers, these educators believe, their schools should deliberately model those same attributes for them—in their design of learning, for sure, but also in the ways the adults work together, address problems, design systems and procedures, and engage with the community.

This piece was also published on Getting Smart!


Stories from the Field

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