Reading List: Cold Weather Edition

by Sarah Jenkins November 12, 2014

The best thing about winter? It is once again socially acceptable to stay home, sprawl on the couch, and read the weekend away. Now that the weather has finally decided to turn itself towards winter, reading lists are a must. I’ve only just begun to follow the world of education non-fiction, but after devouring a […]

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Teaching for Competency Education and Beyond

by Katherine Prince November 11, 2014

How might adults support learning in an expanded learning ecosystem in which highly personalized learning environments could become the norm? In October, I presented a session on this topic at Grantmakers for Education’s annual conference with KnowledgeWorks colleagues Lillian Pace and Matt Williams and education systems change facilitator Richard DeLorenzo. Our session took a look […]

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Sharing educational insight at iNACOL annual symposium

by Mary Kenkel November 10, 2014

More than 2,500 experts and educational leaders explored the next-generation of learning at this year’s iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in California throughout last week. Attendees learned and shared about K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning throughout the country and world. Throughout the week, our policy team shared insight into three important, innovative educational topics: […]

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TEDxColumbus: The Future of Learning through Katherine Prince’s eyes

by Mary Kenkel November 5, 2014

Our co-worker Katherine Prince, KnowledgeWorks Senior Director of Strategic Foresight, has an adorable, three-year-old daughter named Chloe. While Chloe obsesses over her Disney princess nightgown, her Wonder Woman costume and all things pink and purple, she also loves construction equipment, buses, tractors and anything with an engine. Chloe spends her days at preschool, where the […]

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Partisan Fear

by Jesse Moyer November 4, 2014

Strongly held beliefs. We all have them. It’s one of the things human are best at – holding on tightest to what we care about most. Even those of us who are very open to hearing differing view points, my wife will tell you I am NOT one of those people, have things they hold […]

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Congratulations to Akron – Talent Dividend Prize Winner

by Kate Westrich November 3, 2014

Numbers illustrate a story and in Akron, that story is one of well-earned success. From 2010 to 2013, Akron had an increase of more than 20 percent in the number of students earning associate, bachelor’s or advanced degrees from 2010 to 2013. That accomplishment was by a $1-million prize in the Talent Dividend Prize competition, […]

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