Who We Are
Every child deserves a personalized learning experience.
At KnowledgeWorks, we believe learners deserve educational experiences that center their needs, interests and passions. They deserve to feel like they belong and have the power to make choices about their futures – not just about what they’ll be, but who.
Personalized, competency-based learning is how we make this happen.
By looking ahead to the future of learning and work, transforming policy and growing educator impact, KnowledgeWorks helps policymakers and communities create a foundation for systemic change.
We anticipate and prepare for the future of education.
We explore the future of learning to help education leaders and innovators better prepare for what’s ahead. Through strategic foresight, KnowledgeWorks dives deeply into critical education issues to translate insights about the future into action today.
We create policies that support innovative teaching and learning.
Our team works alongside policymakers, educators, business leaders and community members to create policies that promote transformation in their education system. We work collaboratively to create policy briefs, engage with legislators and help decision makers develop policy solutions that are more equitable and flexible, paving the way for more personalized, student-centered learning in the classroom.
We develop the capacity of educators.
KnowledgeWorks partners with school districts and communities to deliver innovative, collaborative personalized learning opportunities for students through competency-based education. Our team helps administrators and educators create a community-wide plan to achieve their vision, understand opportunities for professional development and system alignment and build capacity to sustain personalized learning practices.
We are evolving in our pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.
While other organizations rightly focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice as the principal focus of their work, we remain committed to personalized, competency-based learning as a way to realize access and opportunity for each learner and as a means to a more equitable and inclusive future of learning. To do this, we must continue to educate ourselves. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice is not political and is not meant to be a repudiation of any school, district or state. It is a formalization of our efforts to learn, to understand and to embrace our responsibility to treat each other and our partners in states and learning communities with dignity and respect.