The Way We’ll Work

by Katherine Prince December 10, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of sharing my thoughts about the future of work for a Columbus Business First article, “Columbus 2044 – Plenty of singles, small homes, and jobs none of us has imagined.” You might ask why I’m talking to a reporter about the future of work when my work focuses on the […]

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From Vision to Practice: Building the Next Generation Educator Workforce

by Lillian Pace December 4, 2014

Over the past few years, competency education in K-12 has evolved from a catch phrase, to a compelling concept, to a serious reform strategy. Even skeptics are struck by its staying power. But despite this momentum, a major roadblock lies ahead. The teachers and principals who will be asked to lead this transformation are not […]

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Exploring Possibilities for Districts in Texas

by Katherine Prince December 3, 2014

With my colleagues Jesse Moyer and Jason Swanson, I’m collaborating with the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) to involve their members in exploring how they might move from future-oriented vision to action through a “Personalizing Learning for Future-Ready Students” symposium. Our first session focused on extending their already extensive exploration of school transformation and […]

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Micro-Credentials Today, Employer-Issued Credentials Tomorrow?

by Jason Swanson November 24, 2014

Credentials act as third-party verification of skills and knowledge. They are important in helping to determine the best fit for a role, task or job. Education is one of the traditional paths toward earning credentials, acting as a symbol of acquired knowledge, a motivator and a means to enter and navigate the employment sector. I’m […]

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A menu of opportunities: Education with your own flavor

by Mary Kenkel November 20, 2014

Tall, caramel macchiato topped with a half inch of foam. Grande iced peppermint mocha with whip and chocolate drizzle. Venti soy chai tea with a shot of espresso. Starbucks baristas whip up hundreds of thousands of drinks every day, specially ordered by and made for unique customers. Each of us is able to choose the exact […]

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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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