Back to school: Taking time to #thankateacher

by Cris Charbonneau August 19, 2015

Twitter was a buzz last week when high schools in my community released the official class schedules. My kids were busily snapchatting, group texting and tweeting about who’s in whose class, and the run-down on teachers: “Oh, he’s awesome.” “She’s tough, but I learned a lot.” “I had to go to smart lunch every day […]

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Supporting educational transformation through supportive state policy

by Jesse Moyer August 12, 2015

Personalized learning.  Deeper learning.  Student-centered learning. Call it what you want but some of the most innovative schools and districts around the country are making the shift to a learning environment where instruction is aligned to clear standards, informed by data, and customized to students’ interests; pace is varied based on students’ needs; and students […]

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From Butts in Seats to Minds on Fire: A Self Interview

by Matt Williams August 12, 2015

KnowledgeWorks submitted a proposal for a South by Southwest EDU session, which focuses on competency education. Learn more and vote for the session here! Are you looking for an awesome session to attend at SXSWedu? Of course you are because you are clearly erudite, urbane, and hip. So, do we have a session for you: […]

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Come Play in the Future with Us at SXSWedu

by Katie King August 11, 2015

In June I wrapped up my 5th year of teaching middle school English and said goodbye to my students, my colleagues and the profession (for now). I left behind a supportive administration and teaching team, a great deal of autonomy in what and how I taught, and students—many of whom had to overcome a great deal just […]

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Building a more equitable future: Swanson joins Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

by Mary Kenkel August 6, 2015

Congrats to Jason Swanson, our director of Strategic Foresight, on recently joining the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) as a fellow. The RSA is a diverse network of individuals throughout the world who want to enrich society through new ideas and innovative projects. Based out of England, RSA was […]

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A University Student Perspective on the Future of Learning

by Alec McCartney August 3, 2015
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I sat down with Jason Swanson, the Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, to discuss the implications for the future of learning on students like me. I am entering my fourth year at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, majoring in Marketing and International Business with a minor in Professional Selling. This summer I […]

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