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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.

As a follow-up to the forecast, Navigating the Future of Learning: A Strategy Guide is designed to help K-12 educators, postsecondary education institutions and community-based learning organizations consider potential implications for the future of learning and the kinds of opportunities and challenges they could present.

Navigating the Future of Learning: A Strategy Guide

This strategy guide is designed to help K-12 educators, postsecondary education institutions and community-based learning organizations take action with the future in mind. To help education stakeholders realize their visions for the future, this guide closes with a series of broad insights that can inform how stakeholders talk to their communities about change and how they go about implementing their chosen strategies.
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Building Support for Student Centered-Learning: A Toolkit for Exploring the Future was created to support district leaders and other education stakeholders in engaging audiences in conversations about how schools and communities might respond to the changing landscape to shape the future of learning.

Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit for Exploring the Future

This toolkit was created to support district leaders and other education stakeholders in engaging audiences in conversations about how schools and communities might respond to the changing landscape to shape the future of learning.
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Shaping the Future of Readiness in Ohio: Three Regional Strategy Guides

These strategy guides surface opportunities for K-12 and postsecondary education leaders, as well as employment and community stakeholders, to reshape readiness as the rise of smart machines and the decline of full-time employment impact work.
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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.