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7 Roles of a Next-Gen Learning Ecosystem

By: Sarah Luchs. Sarah shares the 7 roles in a next-gen learning ecosystem. Whether you are already in a regional partnership to spur innovations in learning or whether you are hoping to create one, Sarah points out the 7 roles to create an ideal partnership for innovation and sustainability.

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3 Tips for Accelerating Innovation in an Historically Traditional District

We need to introduce new core values, partnerships, and innovative practices within our learning communities. Without this way of thinking, we will not properly educate one of our most capable and connected generations. Here are three strategies to support accelerating innovation.

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Social Emotional Learning in Action: How a Leading District Responded to the Community’s Clarion Call

We sit down with Paul Goren, Superintendent of Evanston/Skokie School District in Evanston, IL to talk about Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Goren shares examples of initiatives, his background in SEL and the response by parents in the shifting emphasis in SEL.

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5 Best Practices For Reimagining Professional Learning This Year

By: Sarah Luchs. Based on working with six partner sites in the NGLC Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools, we’ve observed 5 best practices for next-gen learning professional learning. Flexible design enables educators to shape and direct a large portion of their own learning—the what, when and how. Here are 5 wa...

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Infographic | 11 Tips for Work/Life Balance

As parents, educators and business leaders we should keep in mind tips for finding the elusive work/life balance.

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The Learning Accelerator is a non-profit whose mission is to accelerate the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across America.

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Non-cognitive Skills: Bad Name, Really Important

Two recent reports point to the importance of so called non-cognitive skills to success in college and work. A University of Chicago literature review funded by the Lumina and Raikes foundations said, "Students must develop sets of behaviors, skills, attitudes, and strategies that are crucial to academic performance in...

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Fulton County Schools Customizes Personalized Learning Implementation

By: Jennifer Klein. When it comes to personalized learning for Atlanta's Fulton County Schools, one size does not fit all. As a charter district that seeks make decisions closest to its students, Fulton County Schools has created a customized implementation pathway for each of its 94 schools.

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