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Next Gen Tools: Activate Instruction
February 3, 2014

This innovation brief from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) focuses on Summit Public Schools' co-development of Activate Instruction-- a free, open, online site for curricula…

Colleges Take Note: New NGLC Grants for Secondary Ed
February 28, 2013

In the fall of 2013, Fayette County Public Schools, in Lexington, Kentucky, and the University of Kentucky will join forces to open a brand new high school in an effort to improve both college re…

Innovating toward new learning models: Insights from a National Convening on Blended-Personalized Learning Models
January 1, 2012

2Rev whitepaper from a Gates-sponsored convening on blended/personalized learning models to support innovative new models as they take shape and scale. We assembled roughly 70 individuals, the …

Venture Academy
November 28, 2012

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 apar…

Franklin Central Supervisory Union: Academy 21
November 28, 2012

Students in this rural Vermont high school within the Franklin Central Supervisory Union district are creating instructional content, drafting their own learning plans , determining how to…

USC Hybrid High School
November 28, 2012

Updated April 2015 The goal of USC Hybrid High is to develop self-motivated and disciplined learners who are prepared to thrive at and graduate from top four-year universities, who will go…

College for America
November 28, 2012

Updated October 2013 Focused on “unconfident learners”—those who are familiar with educational failures, unsure of their abilities, or balancing the demands of work and family—the …

Increasing Student Success: Evaluating the Effectiveness of U-Pace Instruction at UWM
September 6, 2012

Two faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee developed the technology-enabled instructional approach known as U-Pace , which combines self-paced, mastery-based learning with in…

The Syllabus and a 21st Century Education
December 15, 2011

Key Takeaways The form and content of a syllabus offer important clues about the course instructor and the teaching style to expect in the course, giving students a preview …

U-Pace: Facilitating Academic Success for All Students
December 15, 2011

Key Takeaways The U-Pace instructional approach combines self-paced, mastery-based learning with instructor-initiated Amplified Assistance in an online learning environment…