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Anatomy of a Short Course: Authority

The short course on Authority, part of the Quest Forward Learning Exploration Phase, draws on this rich topic to advance goals in English and Social Sciences. Students learn what authority is, investigate figures of authority, and... Read More

Testing the Waters: How the Exploration Phase Serves Students

The Quest Forward Learning curriculum is divided into three phases: Foundation Phase, Exploration Phase, and Transition Phase. These phases reflect the learning and development that occurs during students’ secondary-school education.... Read More

Learning in Action: The Advantages of a Skills-Forward Curriculum

In order to create proactive and effective community members, Quest Forward Learning has developed a Skills-Forward curriculum which makes the content empowering, relevant, and flexible for students to put their knowledge into action. ... Read More

Quest Walkthrough: Ecosystem Components

Learn more from Lenore Myka about how quest designers create and develop their content to relate it to Quest Forward students real life experiences, previous knowledge, and future applications. ... Read More

Quest Walkthrough: “What’s Native, What’s Not”

This was a fun quest to write, and for me it really embodies the spirit of a quest. It is an Exploration Phase quest, part of the “Nature” journey, and it also connects back to the globalization theme of the Social Science... Read More

The Role of Practice in a Post-Memorization World

Practice is an essential part of learning, so how can we provide learners with the right kinds of practice, no matter what the subject is? Here are some recommendations for authentic and engaging practice.... Read More

A Tale of Two Academies

Introducing NGL Academy! NGL schools in Santa Rosa, California and Omaha, Nebraska prepare to open their doors in the fall of 2017.... Read More

What Did You Make at School?

One of the NGL design principles focuses on the importance for students to make and create. The term creating can refer to a broad range of activities, including note-taking, mind-mapping, and essay-writing, but it can also extend to... Read More