Engage your staff, school boards, students, and other community members in the work of school redesign with these tools.

The value of MyWays lies in the rich discussions, collaborative development, and transformative culture-building it can catalyze within your school or district. The MyWays Toolkit will help your community define success and align your learning and assessment designs to the MyWays Student Success Framework.

Explore the MyWays Toolkit below.

 
 

Impact Deck

Start here. When you bring your community members together, use the MyWays Impact Deck to explore the impact of new models for teaching and learning. It's a robust presentation complete with slides, talking points, and graphics. But you can personalize, customize, and make it your own, so that you can start the conversation in your community to explore MyWays' four big questions.

 

TOOLKIT RESOURCES

Additional Resources

Want help designing and facilitating community conversations? NGLC offers "Be Connected" community engagement services to introduce the urgent need for change and surface multiple, diverse "Voices of Learning" from your local community. 

 
 

Exercise One

Why a changing world requires that we reimagine public schools

These tools help you address the big question: Why the urgency to change? What are the real-world conditions that your students will need to address?

 

OVERVIEW

Step-by-step instructions for using the tools in Exercise One.

 

TOOLKIT RESOURCES

 

Course One

Understand the changing world

This scaffolded, self-paced, and open online course helps you answer the question: What are the real-world conditions today that your students will need to address?

NGLC and 2Revolutions partnered to create the course within the Learn Next experience hub. The course is available by creating a free account.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Check out some more MyWays resources that relate to the UNDERSTAND question.

 
 

Exercise Two

Fine-tune your community’s definition of success.

These tools help you address the big question: What does success look like for students in a world of accelerating change? 

 

Overview

Step-by-step instructions for using the tools in Exercise Two.

 

TOOLKIT RESOURCES

Course Two

Success in a changing world

This scaffolded, self-paced, and open online course enables you to design a response to the challenges your students will face in our changing world and to work collaboratively with others in your community to redefine what success looks like for the students you serve.

NGLC and 2Revolutions partnered to create the course within the Learn Next experience hub. The course is available by creating a free account.

 

additional resources

MyWays Competency Definitions

MyWays Competency Primers

"Be Bold" with NGLC Services

Engage with NGLC Services to "Be Bold" as you create a broader, deeper success framework for your students and determine what redefined success then means for learning in your schools.

Check out more MyWays resources that relate to the SUCCESS question.

 
 

Exercise Three

Map your learning design to your community’s definition of success and whole game learning. These tools help you answer the big question: How can your learning experience design help students develop the broader, deeper competencies?

 

Overview

Step-by-step instructions for using the tools in Exercise Three.

 

TOOLKIT RESOURCES

Course Three

Design learning for a changing world

In this scaffolded, self-paced, and open online course, you will design (or redesign) a project or other powerful learning experience that embraces the full range of MyWays competencies that students need and deserve, including planning for authentic and varied assessments for learning.

NGLC and 2Revolutions partnered to create the course within the Learn Next experience hub. The course is available by creating a free account.

 

additional resources

Using the MyWays Tools: Sample Project

The Mayan Community Project from High Tech Middle serves as a "worked case study" sample for using the MyWays tools in Exercise Three.

"Be Courageous" Professional Learning Workshops

NGLC offers customized School Design Institutes, Learning Excursions, and MyWays workshop modules for teams of courageous district staff, school leaders, instructional coaches, and teacher-leaders.

Check out some more MyWays resources that relate to the LEARN question.

 
 

Exercise Four

Map your assessment design to the MyWays assessment strategies and MyWays Student Success Framework. These tools focus on the big question: How does your school gauge student progress in developing these competencies?

 

Overview

Step-by-step instructions for using the tools.

 

TOOLKIT RESOURCES

Course Three

Design learning for a changing world

In this scaffolded, self-paced, and open online course, you will design (or redesign) a project or other powerful learning experience that embraces the full range of MyWays competencies that students need and deserve, including planning for authentic and varied assessments for learning.

NGLC and 2Revolutions partnered to create the course within the Learn Next experience hub. The course is available by creating a free account.

 

additional resources

Using the MyWays Tools: Sample Project

The Mayan Community Project from High Tech Middle serves as a "worked case study" sample for using the MyWays tools, including the Assessment Strategy Analysis Worksheet in Exercise Four.

"Be Bold" with NGLC Services

Engage with NGLC Services to strengthen your assessment design to tap into our expertise developed via the MyWays Project research, Measures That Matter Most study, and Assessment for Learning Project.

Check out more MyWays resources that relate to the MEASURE question.

 
 

Photos:
Understand Change photo by Andrew F. Kazmierski
Define Success photo by Redd Angelo
Design Learning and Design Assessment photo used with permission from Project Lead The Way