Co-Director, Next Gen Learning Innovation & Practice
Next Generation Learning Challenges
Are you our Co-Director for Next Gen Learning Innovation and Practice?
Come help Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) more fully realize our mission by strengthening our practitioner-led capacity to help schools, districts, and whole communities transform effectively and enduringly, and bolstering our ability to ensure that next gen learning is a force for equity and justice in public education.
What’s it all about?
NGLC envisions a future where educators and communities use the mindsets, strategies, and tools of innovation design to create powerful, equitable learning that is responsive to our changing world and the values of diverse communities. We have worked for ten years as grantmakers ($100M in grants) who fund school communities to create bold new designs for their schools and innovators to reimagine core practices. We’re catalysts who design radically inclusive, iterative, high-trust communities of practice where educators and other stakeholders come together to learn, share, grow, and build. We’re champions for content-sharing and collective impact, and we develop resources that support unfettered access to tools and information about what’s really working (or not!) for learners. Want to see more about what we do? Look here. And here. And here!
Why this move at this moment?
We want to help educators and communities be the change they are envisioning for learners. That means we need highest-level school/district practitioner leadership at NGLC, as this work happens best peer to peer. It also means moving from 20th-century, white-dominant-culture, hierarchical schemas about learning and organizing toward more enabling, emergent approaches built on the sciences of learning and human motivation. In this time of exceptional crisis and opportunity, we are deeply and squarely centering our commitments to being inclusive, liberatory, field-led, and community-engaged—and those commitments encompass who’s on our team and the partners we work with.
What role can you play?
The new Co-Director will share leadership of NGLC with Andy Calkins, ten-year veteran at NGLC who will also serve as Co-Director. This collaborative leadership approach will take shape in a variety of ways. Essentially, we’re looking for the complementary yin to our yang, your practice prowess applied to deepen and spread our work with educators, both driving and benefiting from NGLC’s related efforts to reimagine the ecosystems within which schools serve their students.
If next gen learning, program and tools development and delivery, and making teams and systems work give you energy, this role could be for you. And if beyond all of that, you share our conviction that schools must live and breathe anti-racism, and you see yourself in our word cloud, above —then let’s explore what world-changing work we could do together.
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