is a new toolkit for navigating blended and competency-based learning.
The toolkit is a result of the partnership between the and .
The NGLC grant program, funded by the Gates Foundation and managed by Educause is a great framework for next-gen schools. We think .
Kristen Vogt explains “this new toolkit from NGLC and iNACOL helps educators figure out their own goals in blended, personalized, competency-based learning and the pathway to change that best fits their community and students. Rather than offering a prescriptive model to follow, the toolkit organizes the most helpful publications, websites, and tools available today around four key issues: understanding next generation learning models; planning for and managing change; designing next generation learning opportunities; and engaging the planning team and stakeholders in the process.”
This model of learning if used effectively should result in learning experiences that are student-centered and student-owned, competency based and blended. It also has the potential to loosen the resource constraints of traditional programs – time, human capital, and space.
Kristen Vogt of NGLC and Kathryn Kennedy of iNACOL have a great outline of the paper with a short introduction of what else you can expect from the toolkit over at . For more, check out on the toolkit this Thursday at 3pm ET.
For more planning tools see the DLN (and watch for version 2.0 in August).
For more, see the of 20 next-gen high schools and this three part series on attributes common to NGLC grantees:
Disclosures: Digital Learning Now! is a Getting Smart Advocacy Partner. Tom is a director at iNACOL.