The MyWays project is an initiative of Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) that has been incubating since 2014.
It began as a way to help the NGLC K-12 Breakthrough Model grantees and other forward-leaning educators examine the depth and clarity of their next generation learning design by connecting learning and assessment to broader, deeper competencies.
MyWays balances research and practice. Not only does it incorporate current research in education, youth development, and other fields, it also reflects the perspectives, input, and lessons learned by the innovative educators in the NGLC network who have been engaged in school redesign since 2011. A group of educators has formed a community of practice to learn together as they bring MyWays to their school communities.
The project is supported through a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, with additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Barr Foundation, and the Oak Foundation.
About the Team
Next Generation Learning Challenges, an initiative of EDUCAUSE, enables educators who are reimagining public education. NGLC was formed on two core principles: that the experiences of all students in schools should be more about learning and less about teaching, and that it is the educators who should take the lead in this transformation.
NGLC was founded in 2010 by EDUCAUSE in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), the League for Innovation in the Community College, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level.