Breakthroughs in Time, Talent, and Technology: Next Generation Learning Models in Public Charter Schools

A new report released in September of 2014 by Public Impact and for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools looks at next generation learning models – those using time, talent, and technology in innovative ways. Specifically, the report evaluates current practices at four innovative schools and makes recommendations for policymakers to better support this type of personalized learning to help increase student achievement.

Breakthroughs in Time, Talent, and Technology: Next Generation Learning Models in Public Charter Schools, authored by Shonaka Ellison and Gillian Locke of Public Impact, explains three core aspects of next generation learning:

  • Time, structuring the day around a pace more suited to the students they serve rather than a strict bell schedule;
  • Talent, hiring and cultivating teachers around their particular expertise, exploring innovative tutoring models, and utilizing master teachers; and
  • Technology, incorporating digital self-paced learning with multiple ways for students to receive and understand new content.

Find the full report here.