The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) have published a toolkit for K-12 district, charter, and school leaders to use in the very early stages of conceptualizing and designing next generation learning programs, initiatives, and schools. RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning
guides educators as they identify the pathway to change that best fits their community and helps them figure out their own goals in blended, personalized, and competency-based learning. It organizes the top resources – publications, websites, and tools – available today into four key areas: 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.
The toolkit complements two recent publications from NGLC. The first is a white paper that lays out a conceptual framework for the six dimensions required of next generation learning and includes current examples of how schools are activating each of those dimensions. The second is a set of profiles of NGLC-funded breakthrough school models. It also builds upon iNACOL’s New Learning Models work, which is designed to accelerate the development of effective blended, online, and competency-based models of learning.
- Download a copy of RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning
- A Special Edition webinar will be hosted by iNACOL on Thursday, June 13th from 3:00p – 4:00p ET. This webinar will be free, but please register for details and a confirmation link.
I hope the toolkit will help you as you consider the design of your own next generation learning programs.