Innovation Lab Network
The Innovation Lab Network engages schools, districts, and state education agencies working to identify new designs for public education that empower each individual student to thrive as a productive learner, worker, and citizen. CCSSO facilitates this network of states, which includes Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, to support programmatic, policy, and structure design work within each participating state and across the network.
While the Innovation Lab Network is positioned to directly challenge the status quo, it anchors its work using six critical attributes as initial design principles for large-scale systems transformation. Those critical attributes include world-class knowledge and skills; comprehensive systems of support; personalized learning; performance-based learning; anytime, anywhere learning; and student ownership of learning. Collectively, the participants in the network use these attributes to pressure test new, student-centered policies and practices, promote success stories and experiences, and identify the components of infrastructure needed to support their work. By demonstrating and learning from their work at the state, district, and classroom levels, the Innovation Lab Network seeks to catalyze thinking across all states about how to ensure each child's educational experience is successful and enduring.
- PublicationPartnership for Next Generation Learning Overview
- CCSSO Response to “The Creativity Crisis”
- PublicationInnovate to Educate: System [Re]Design for Personalized Learning - A Report from the 2010 Symposium
- Announcing $12M in available grants: Next Generation Learning Challenges Wave 3
- NewsNGLC Announces 12 New Breakthrough Models for College Readiness
- VideoAnalysis of U.S. and International Educational Goal Frameworks