Flipping Mastery

Several years ago, when I was working on our 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning, the two concepts that intrigued me most as I was looking for “signals,” or signs that the forecast was playing out in present day, Continue reading

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Supporting Districts as the Learning Ecosystem Expands

Like it or not, the learning ecosystem is expanding.  As education goes through a time of disintermediation, learners and their families will have many options for deciding what learning experiences they consume, in what ways and in what combinations.  Not Continue reading

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Transforming District Governance: Exploring Education in the Year 2025 with NSBA

At the National School Board Association’s annual conference, I had the pleasure of sharing insights from KnowledgeWorks’ strategic foresight publications through a session on education in the year 2025. As we explored what the emergence of a vibrant and adaptive Continue reading

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New Value Propositions for De-Institutionalizing Times

When presenting as part of a panel on the changing cultural and social landscape at the Center for American Jewish Museums’ (CAJM) annual retreat, I was struck by the extent to which the questions about mission, relevance, and ongoing viability Continue reading

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Forecasting Student Needs in 2025 and Beyond

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Houston Foresight spring gathering, where I learned about developing research on the future of student needs in 2025 and beyond that the Lumina Foundation has commissioned from the program. The Student Continue reading

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New Study Outlines Competency Education in Maine

As part of the legislation mandating proficiency-based diplomas in Maine, the state’s legislature requested that the Maine Education Policy Research Institute (MEPRI) at the University of Southern Maine report on the preliminary implementation of proficiency-based learning across the state (for Continue reading

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