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November 5, 2018

Designing for Relevance: Creating Quests That Engage Students

Students learn better when their coursework is relevant to their own lives. Quest Forward Learning builds relevance into courses and quests, incorporating active participation in, and connection to, one’s own learning.

August 16, 2018

4 Types of Quests: Discovery, Practice, Design, & Reflection

As Quest Forward Learning has grown to serve many different kinds of learning experiences, programs and organizations, and as we have built many different quests in the process, the need for four different quest types has arisen.

August 17, 2017

Q&A with Dr. Karen Kenkel: Director of Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

I recently sat down with Karen to learn more about her background and her expectations for the NGL Academy in Santa Rosa, which will welcome its inaugural class this September.

July 10, 2017

Q&A with Quest Forward Mentor Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor is a teacher at Glasgow Middle School in Fairfax, Virginia. He likes using NGL because it helps him build relationships with students and it gives them control over their own learning.

May 15, 2017

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

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