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Breakthrough Models Academy
July 13–18, 2014 | Cambridge, MA
Summer and Fall 2014 | Online
February 9–11, 2015 | Anaheim, CA
The Breakthrough Models Academy 2014 is a collaboration of EDUCAUSE, the League for Innovation in the Community College, and Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC).
The Residential Program
Participants come to Cambridge, MA for five busy days of speaker sessions with leaders in the field such as Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, and working sessions with their design challenge team and mentor coaches.
The Coach-Supported Model Design Program
Post-Cambridge, design challenge teams will meet and create their own version of a 'breakthrough model' for student success that incorporates essential elements and builds on the information shared in the residential program.
The Model Design Presentation
The Academy culminates with presentation of selected designs at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting.
The Academy's Goal
The Academy strives to prepare current and emerging leaders ready to catalyze change by challenging current thinking and providing a chance to design next generation learning models. Designing and accelerating the adoption of those models will require leadership, innovation, and the use of technology. Examples of breakthrough models among NGLC’s grantees include:
2013 Academy Participant"'My participation in the Breakthrough Models Academy has significantly expanded my knowledge and network. I have gained confidence to be bolder in providing courageous and inspired leadership in the context of my own institution and beyond."