The Regional Next-Gen School Design blog series seeks to illuminate best practices and share the stories of six regional hubs for innovation through Next Generation Learning Challenge’s (NGLC) Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools. These hubs are located in the following regions: New Orleans, Chicago, Washington, D.C, Colorado, New England, and Oakland.
The publication highlights each of the six regions individually and shows the unique ways they are approaching the work, including best practices and lessons learned in order to incubate and support next-gen learning. NGLC Breakthrough Schools accelerate student outcomes and achievement through personalized, blended and/or competency-based learning.
The NGLC Regional Funds have created a strong connection to the incubators within regions where funds exist, infusing these schools with a culture of design thinking, professional learning and entrepreneurship. The regions are bringing an iterative approach to design, research and development of new school models, sharing and promoting emerging practices within and across regions. The best practices and lessons learned from the work thus far showcased in this blog series and publication pave the way for further investigation into thriving next-gen regional ecosystems. Join in the conversation at #SmartBundle and #NextGenLearning and download Getting Smart on Regional Next-Gen School Design today.