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Date: September 10, 2012

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Special Guests

Join Malcolm Brown, ELI director, and Veronica Diaz, ELI associate director, as they moderate this webinar with

Andy CalkinsAndy Calkins
Deputy Director
Next Generation Learning Challenges

As deputy director for NGLC, Andy Calkins helps lead strategy development, organizational management, and program execution across all phases of the initiative. His 30 years of experience in K–12 reform complement the largely higher education–focused background of other NGLC staff and of EDUCAUSE, the nonprofit organization managing NGLC. Prior to joining NGLC in April 2011, Calkins served as senior program officer at the Stupski Foundation, senior vice president at the influential education reform group Mass Insight, executive director of Recruiting New Teachers (the nonprofit behind the national "Reach for the Power: Teach" campaign working to build a highly skilled, diverse teacher workforce), and editor of Electronic Learning magazine at Scholastic. Calkins holds a BA from Harvard College and was a Henry Fellow at Cambridge University. He is the lead author of The Careers in Teaching Handbook and The Turnaround Challenge, Mass Insight’s 2007 report on turning around the nation’s persistently underperforming schools.


Nancy MillichapNancy Millichap
Program Officer
Next Generation Learning Challenges

Nancy Millichap, NGLC program officer, supports and advises those who have received grants through the initiative and helps prospective grantees develop their proposals, with a particular focus on grantees in higher education. Her prior positions have included assistant director of humanities computing at Dartmouth College, assistant director with the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS), director of the Midwest Instructional Technology Center serving 26 Midwestern liberal arts colleges, and director of professional development programs with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). She received a BS in education at Shippensburg University and an MA in English at Middlebury College.


Elina AlayevaElina Alayeva
Program Officer
Next Generation Learning Challenges

Elina Alayeva is a program officer at NGLC, where she focuses on technology-enabled innovation in the K–12 space. Prior to joining NGLC, she worked at Carnegie Corporation of New York to identify and support new designs for schools, colleges, and systems. She has worked as a community organizer and spent a year as a Fulbright Fellow with First Nations groups in British Columbia looking at alternative instructional models. She holds a BS in engineering from the Cooper Union and an MA in political science and public affairs from Columbia University.



Can you imagine an education landscape that activates, for each and every learner, a clear and well-supported pathway to success in college, career, and civic life? Next Generation Learning Challenges is a collaborative, multiyear initiative designed to leverage the power of technology to construct those pathways to be accessible, affordable, effective, and tied to the demands of 21st-century life.

Taking cues from our grantees—developers of innovative tools and forward-thinking institutions, organizations, and public agencies fundamentally redesigning secondary and postsecondary education—NGLC has identified six essential dimensions of next-generation learning:

  1. learning goals focused on deeper, more comprehensive outcomes
  2. measurement of progress through embedded and adaptive assessment
  3. learning designs that are personalized, competency-based, and supportive
  4. blended and open-source implementation and change management
  5. conditions that enable “breakthrough models” to succeed
  6. broad and rapid scaling to match the widespread need

Join NGLC staff to learn more about this emerging landscape, provide your feedback, and discover how your peers are putting next generation learning into practice on their campuses.

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