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Acting Today to Prepare for the Future of Learning

The way we work, teach, live and learn is changing at an exponential rate. Educators must consider how their practices today will shape the future of learning tomorrow—and what roles students and communities might have in shaping that future, too. What will it mean to be college and career ready in 2040?  How can learning communities, including K-12, higher education and informal learning environments, adapt their practices now to ensure graduates have the skills they need to succeed in an uncertain future? The following resources provide strategies to help you prepare for the future of learning.

Shaping the Future of Learning: A Strategy Guide explores five foundational issues facing education and suggests strategies for responding to them.

Shaping the Future of Learning: A Strategy Guide©

Exponential advances in digital technologies, new social norms, organizational approaches and economic models are ushering in new ways of living, working and learning that could look dramatically different from today’s realities. This strategy guide was created to help education stakeholders respond to the changing external environment. In it we explore five foundational issues facing education.
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Shaping the Future of Learning: K-12 School-Based Education Strategy Workbook can help you consider the opportunities on the horizon for learning.

Shaping the Future of Learning: K-12 School-Based Education Strategy Workbook

Educators are in a unique and critical position to ensure graduates are ready for a future that may look drastically different from the world today. This workbook, designed for leaders and innovators in K-12 school-based education, can help you consider the opportunities on the horizon for learning, begin to identify ways to take advantage of emerging trends and make bold choices to lead the way toward a future that serves all learners and society well.
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Shaping the Future of Learning: Higher and Postsecondary Education Strategy Workbook explores five critical opportunities for faculty, administrators and leaders in higher education

Shaping the Future of Learning: Higher and Postsecondary Education Strategy Workbook

This workbook explores five critical opportunities for faculty, administrators and leaders in higher education to ensure graduates are prepared for an uncertain future, challenging cultural assumptions about the role of higher education and what it means to be career- and college-ready.
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This discussion guide aims to assist communities in supporting meaningful discussions that lead to concrete next steps that support future workforce development.

Shaping the Future of Readiness: A Discussion and Facilitation Guide©

This discussion and facilitation guide can assist community conveners in supporting meaningful multi-sector and action-oriented discussions that lead to concrete next steps that support future workforce development.
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What do children entering the education system today need to succeed? Prepare for the future of learning by downloading The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out.