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The Workshop School
December 5, 2013

The Workshop School is a high school run in partnership between a nonprofit and the School District of Philadelphia. Projects rather than subjects drive the curriculum and the schedule, in whic…

VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL: VLACS ASPIRE
December 5, 2013

Updated April 2015 VLACS, a virtual school serving students across New Hampshire in grades 5-12, is developing a 100 percent self-paced, competency-based learning model framed not around c…

The Connected Learning Environment
July 29, 2013

Connected learning environments are changing education, student engagement, and college completion. While e-learning often connotes delivery of information in a sequential, linear fashion, th…

Interweaving assessments into immersive authentic simulations: Design strategies for diagnostic and instructional
May 8, 2012

The author details how virtual worlds and augmented realities now offer the opportunity for all students to experience simulated, authentic internships without leaving their classrooms as well as…

Quest Atlantis: Learning Through Transformational Play
November 20, 2012

“Profiles of Next Generation Learning” is a new video series produced by Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation . Each video explores the wa…

Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design
January 1, 2013

This report is a synthesis of ongoing research, design, and implementation of an approach to education called “connected learning.” It advocates for broadened access to learning that is socia…

Da Vinci Schools: Da Vinci Communications
November 28, 2012

Updated April 2015 This charter high school in Hawthorne CA that opened in Fall 2013 serves racially and socio-economically diverse students in Los Angeles through a highly personalized, s…

Cornerstone Charter Schools: Cornerstone Health + Technology High School
November 28, 2012

Updated April 2015 This health-focused high school model sheds traditional classrooms, grade levels, and schedules in favor of   personalized online content, small-group work, a c…

Aspire Public Schools: CODE Aspire
November 28, 2012

Updated April 2015 This is Aspire Public School’s first K-8 blended learning school in the Achievement School District in Memphis, TN. By combining its California-based College for Certa…

Case Study 11: The CHANCE Program in China: Transforming Students into “Global-Minded” Scientific Investigators and Citizens
May 2, 2012

A case study from Game Changers Jacqueline McLaughlin Introduction The Risk America's position in the world may once have been reasonably secure with only a few exce…