By: Andy Calkins. Andy discusses how the districts in NGLC's change management project have transitioned to home-based learning with rapid design of new systems and communication.
By: Heather Hiebsch and Cheryl Fenlason. Heather and Cheryl share hybrid, personalized, and blended learning tips to develop and support Learning Coaches to help students adapt - and even thrive - in this uncertain educational landscape.
We Can’t Put the Genie Back in the Bottle: Designing Next-Generation Education in the Time of Crisis
[…] collaborate globally. The crisis we’re facing with all of its ramifications is, in essence, an object lesson for the kind of complexity for which we should be preparing students. Chances are that our world will be increasingly more complex, not less, and engaging students in problem-solving skills to address our real-world dilemmas contributes to […]
The way to overcome the current challenges dominating K-12 is to think out of the box from the mindset of our ‘users' and embrace the new and unfamiliar with curiosity and confidence.
The Front Porch: A New Approach to Support the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Our School Communities
Like many school communities across New York, we are preparing to reopen the doors of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB) in just a few weeks. Our primary concern is ensuring the health and safety of everyone in our school community. Many in our school community are understandably anxious about what the return to school will […]
This blog dives into the transformative journey of educational leaders, anchored by four dynamic portraits: the Portrait of a Learner, the Portrait of a System, the Portrait of a Leader and the Portrait of an Educator.
[…] active learning district.” To move quickly, Cabrera knew he’d need to demonstrate to the community that his team could change how school functions with the same teachers, principals and buildings and achieve different and better results. Cabrera had visited several high schools in the New Tech Network (NTN), and knew the team-taught integrated project-based […]
[…] The district hopes to return Newark to the place it once held among the highest-performing school districts in the nation, and contribute to the city’s revitalization by preparing the next generation of its workforce for the skilled jobs that await them. Our strategy is working. Enrollment increases, attendance rates, and graduation rates are all […]
[…] to families to build relationships that promote learning. Align the work – A collective belief that all students should be prepared to succeed motivates educators to collaborate when preparing lessons. They increasingly align policies and practices to reflect their shared vision that all students can succeed in college, career, and life. Advocate for students – When […]
[…] to create a happy and healthy atmosphere and culture overall. Possibly it’s also because we didn’t try to direct or mandate their every move. It’s Always About Preparing For The Real-World If we treat students as featured in the aforementioned examples, I don’t think we’re training them for the future of work where they […]