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Our Approach

The Problem

Preparing Teachers for New Classrooms

In most schools, technology has been present for several years yet it has not meaningfully transformed classroom environments or learning experiences at scale. Simultaneously, most professional development approaches have proven inadequate in preparing teachers to meet student learning needs or dramatically shift instructional design. LINC’s research-based approach was developed to assist schools in creating student-centered classrooms that significantly increase student agency, engagement, and outcomes.

The Research Behind Our Work

Model of Generative Change

The Model of Generative Change, rooted in over 15 years of research from Stanford University’s Dr. Arnetha Ball, is a process through which teachers and students develop voice, generativity, and efficacy in their thinking and practice. As an approach to professional learning, the model recognizes teachers as agents, not objects, of classroom transformation.


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The Approach

Reflect, Tinker, Grow

The LINC team has worked with Dr. Ball to operationalize the Model of Generative Change and make it an engine of growth for 21st-century learning. Through Reflection, teachers become aware of their strengths, growth areas, and become more conscious of the diverse needs of students. Tinker invites teachers to try new practices and strategies that increase engagement and agency. Grow is when ongoing self and shared reflection and iteration builds new opportunities for both students and adults to learn in new ways.


The goal of LINC is to develop a culture of generativity. A generative school community exists in a constant state of growth and reflection. Teachers become creative, pedagogical problem-solvers with the ability and willingness to address the unique needs of individual learners.

The Pathway

Transformation Design and Roadmapping

The LINC Generativity Roadmap and supporting rubrics provide a clear pathway from traditional to innovative, student-centered classrooms. Using the LINC Generativity Roadmap, we co-design a customized transformation strategy for sustainable change that successfully moves your school toward generativity in four quadrants: culture, teacher capacity, learning environment, and technology.  The typical strategy includes consultation, workshops, coaching, and online learning/coaching.

LINC Roadmap to Generativity and Blended Learning