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Venture Academy

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Abstract

Updated November 2013

This 6-12 charter school in Minneapolis MN is designed to educate the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs and inventors who can use knowledge to pull apart, reassemble, and redesign ideas. Like inventors, they are expected to be driven, self-motivated directors of their own learning, using assessment feedback to develop their individual learning plans. They rotate through stations to learn academic content and test their own inventiveness.

The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third wave of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." Each profile describes what makes each model "breakthrough" and offers important information about the instructional and financial models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org

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