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KnowledgeWorks helps our partners in states and schools work together to align policy and practice, reimagining what education can do through personalized, competency-based learning – and what it must do to prepare students for a lifetime of learning.
In addition to being featured in media, our team of thought leaders produces timely, relevant work that informs the field.
Read recent news articles about KnowledgeWorks, about and by our staff and featuring our partners from across the country.
What happens when we believe young people are brilliant?
Dr. Sonn Sam, national director of partnerships at Big Picture Learning and KnowledgeWorks national network steering committee member, speaks to the need to build ecosystems that honor the brilliance in every student, not just those who fit traditional measures of success.
Using AI in the classroom
Educators in Yuma, Arizona are embracing Artificial Intelligence. How are teaching and learning leaders such as Ian McDougall using it in the classroom and coaching other educators?
Driving K-12 Innovation
As an advisory board member of Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Maria Crabtree contributed to the development of their new report Driving K-12 Innovation.
The Future of Education: Championing Student-centered Learning Through Legislative Action
With state legislatures gaveling open their 2024 sessions, the Education Commission of the States, New Classrooms and KnowledgeWorks hosted a panel discussion, moderated by Beth Hawkins of The 74 on policies allowing schools to experiment with promising strategies.
Opening Lanes of Exploration
With “multiple lanes” and economic pathways, South Allegheny School District, Pennsylvania, is personalizing for the future.
Uncovering Future Artifacts: Come Play
Vice President of Strategic Foresight Katherine Prince’s guest post at American Alliance of Museums explores how artifacts of the future can help museums plan for how best to deliver on their missions and impact their communities in a rapidly changing environment.
More States Are Creating a ‘Portrait of a Graduate.’ Here’s Why
Director of Teaching and Learning Robin Kanaan is quoted in this EdWeek story by Libby Stanford which discusses why more states are creating “portraits” that better articulate the skills, knowledge and dispositions graduates need to be successful.
‘Future of Learning’: State unveils new education initiative
The “Nevada Future of Learning Network” focuses on competency-based learning. Hundreds of people attended a carnival-style launch event at Spring Valley High School. The Nevada Department of Education is working on the initiative with KnowledgeWorks.
Moving Beyond Alignment to Coherence
Jillian Kuhlmann, senior manager for communications at KnowledgeWorks, authors this piece for the Assessment for Learning Project describing the nuance between alignment and coherence and how we move toward educational experiences that ensure graduates with an understanding of their own agency, identity and purpose.
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SXSW EDU – Graduation Party 2034
March 5 – Austin, Texas
KnowledgeWorks’ team members Jason Swanson, Maria Crabtree, Charlie Brown, Kyle Anderson, Kendra Gentry and Anne Olson, alongside Jade Fabello from the AfroRithm Future Group and improv actors from Austin, TX will host an immersive learning experience that explores a future where student-centered learning is the norm and assessment and accountability systems have been radically redesigned.
Learner-Centered Classroom Management: Evolving from Compliance and Control Agency and Affirmation
March 7, 2:00-2:30 pm EST –online
Join KnowledgeWorks consultant Dr. Eric Toshalis to explore five key points of learner-centered classroom management, including recommendations for preparing preservice educators to co-create learning environments that are inspiring, supportive, student-owned and culturally sustaining.