There has never been a more creative time for education! When we heard about LRNG in 2018, we knew bringing it to Badgerland was going to be our next big idea!
This Wisconsin initiative continues in select communities today and has been recognized by the global innovation organization HundrED and the Grable Foundation as “one of 16 innovations that are remaking learning across America.”
LRNG is a national platform initiative that supports engaging, locally-relevant learning pathways and student-earned micro-credentials through local, online and blended opportunities for youth that allow them to explore, learn and demonstrate mastery of new career and life skills.
Highly engaging, blended, and learner-centered educational experiences – created and integrated with and for the local community — are designed to foster life-long learning skills and better prepare young learners for the 21st Century.
The approach grew out of intensive research by the MacArthur Foundation and is now spearheaded by the innovative nonprofit LRNG/SNHU.
LRNG was built on curating the experiences, resources, and people needed to transform the way young people access and experience learning. Together, we are building strategies to provide learning and work opportunities for everyone from high school students to working adults.
WeThinkBig partners with these thought leaders, local schools, employers, organizations and agencies to create meaningful learning throughout the LRNG: Badgerland Network.