Updated April 2015
This Chicago middle school serving grades 5-8 builds on the KIPP academic model by blending instructional technology with high-quality teaching methods. The technology is a tool that allows a single instructor and a single classroom to serve the individual needs of a diverse student body. In "Power Hour" housed within a flexible Learning Lab space, students use videos, tutorials, and interactive content to practice key competencies on their own and in teams based on an individual learning plan.
The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third wave of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." Each profile describes what makes each model "breakthrough" and offers important information about the instructional and financial models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.
NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org.