Museums: Agents of change in a vibrant learning ecosystem

by Cris Mulder June 9, 2014

Field trip! My kids loved them. It was a chance to get out of the classroom, experience what they read in a textbook or on a ditto (did I just date myself?) and experience learning in a meaningful way that inspired curiosity, thought and imagination. They crave more hands-on, inquiry-based opportunities to learn. Museums. They’re […]

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Unique Opportunity on June 30 in Washington, D.C. – Transforming the Learning Ecosystem

by Cris Mulder June 5, 2014
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As avenues for learning expand, it is essential that we reach outside the traditional learning paradigm to meet the needs and expectations of tomorrow’s students. Since 2005, KnowledgeWorks has studied the trends shaping our world and helped education leaders plan for the future of learning. Join us at Transforming the Learning Ecosystem, a one-day event, […]

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Cultivating New Cultures of Learning

by Katherine Prince May 15, 2014

Last week I had the opportunity to engage in Grantmakers for Education’s 2014 Education Grantmakers Institute at the Harvard School of Education, which aimed to “get all of us thinking about how education and our learners are changing, and, as result, how our organizations need to change to have the kind of impact our missions […]

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District-level Competency Education Implementation in Maine

by Jesse Moyer May 6, 2014

A while back, I wrote about a study that examined the implementation of the proficiency-based (or competency-based) diploma system in Maine. That study focused on school-level implementation. The same folks published another study that focused on district-level implementation in the state. I am going to quickly run through benefits, challenges, and recommendations in the study […]

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CBE Tour 2014 Post Game

by Jesse Moyer May 6, 2014

Wow…what a week! Four days, five towns, four schools, one district, and a whole bunch of learning (and seafood). That is how I would describe our 2014 CBE Tour. If you followed us, our #CBETour2014, on twitter, you were able to see some of our learning in real time. For those of you not glued […]

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Speaking About the State of Children

by Kate Westrich May 5, 2014

Last week at the annual State of Our Children event in Fresno, California, educators and leaders from around the state gathered to discuss the welfare of children. StriveTogether Managing Director Jeff Edmonson gave the keynote address, discussing Collective Impact and how communities can successfully support children from cradle to career. “The fact of the matter […]

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