Next Gen Tools: Pre-Service Teacher Learning Collaborative


This innovation brief from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) focuses on the pre-service teacher learning collaborative between Jacksonville State University and Piedmont City Schools through the Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) professional development initiative. Student teachers from Jacksonville State serve as co-teachers, are trained in collaborative pedagogy, and gain experience teaching in a personalized, blended, mastery-based learning environment at Piedmont Middle School.

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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