Next Gen Tools: EAA Professional Development


This innovation brief from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) focuses on the blended, mastery-based professional development course developed by the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan for teachers in its student-centered learning schools. The goal is to provide the professional development that teachers need to leverage the student-centered learning environment in EAA schools in order to prepare K-12 students for college and career. An artifact includes screenshots of the teacher dashboard and professional development playlist that guides the professional learning experience in the Buzz learning platform. 

Next Gen Tools is a series of 2-page briefs that describes tools and strategies from the NGLC network of breakthrough model grant recipients in both K-12 and higher education. The briefs are intended for practitioners within and outside of the network who wish to learn about emerging practices with an eye toward future implementation. 

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

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