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Empowering Youth with Systems Thinking

Explore the ways in which youth use systems thinking tools to see the big picture and address community problems.

Published: June 7, 2021
Topics: Systems Change
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Where Human-Centered Learning and Personalized Learning Intersect

Human-centered learning requires that we consider the individual – their needs, interests and lived experiences – when designing for education.

Published: June 3, 2021
Topics: Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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A Need to Evolve: The Impact of Strained Education Systems

What tensions are straining education systems? Explore impacts on learners with disabilities, funding allocation and the educator workforce.

Published: May 27, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning, Impact and Improvement
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Innovations in Research: How We’re Approaching Evaluation Differently in North Dakota

How we're approaching evaluation of personalized, competency-based learning communities in North Dakota with innovation in research

Published: May 24, 2021
Topics: Impact and Improvement
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Student Feedback and Reflection: Essentials in this Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Classroom

Building opportunities for student feedback into the learning process means students are learning from each other, not just their teacher.

Published: May 13, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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Authentic Relationships Wanted: A Human-Centered Approach to Systems Change

Dr. Shelley Zion, Faculty Director of the PEER Lab, share her insights for how to engage in meaningful community engagement.

Published: May 10, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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How Public Schools Can Grow Stronger out of Strained Systems

COVID-19 and systemic racism have impacted and changed school systems. What does this look like and how can policymakers help?

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Local Learning Festival Aims to Amplify Youth Voices

Greater Cincinnati Remake Learning Days provides a wide variety of activities, in many cases helping youth recognize and develop voice.

Published: May 3, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
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Bringing Justice and Equity into Education

Gregg Seaton and Jason Swanson discuss contested power and how education leaders can help rethink systems and stakeholders.

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Centering Black Voices and Shifting Power: An Interview with the Black Mothers Forum

Janelle Wood from the Black Mothers Forum talks with us about how policy can help empower communities of color and...

Published: April 29, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Equity, Education Policy
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Relational Competencies: Building Skills Imperfectly

Dig into relational competencies, one of the four strategies in Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems.

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How One Math Teacher is Building Student Ownership in the Classroom

Student reflection, self-checking and conferencing ensure this middle school teacher has what she needs to meet students where they are.

Published: April 22, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in North Dakota: What We’re Hoping to Learn

Three years in and we’re working to collect the data and create the insights to shift systems to be more...

Published: April 20, 2021
Topics: Impact and Improvement
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Redefining Instructional Hours to Promote Systemic Innovation

To allow the district to implement new learning-centric strategies effectively Mahtomedi Public Schools needs to remove barriers, including redefining instructional...

Published: April 15, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Learning as a Lifelong Personal Practice

As she models her own lifelong and lifewide learning, Katherine Prince digs into an essential vision element from Envisioning Human-Centered...

Published: April 13, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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A Discussion About Leading the Future of Learning

View a recording of a webinar focused on tensions affecting leadership in education.

Published: April 8, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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We Are the Leaders We Are Looking For

The Leading Change PLC offers educators opportunities to share strategies for advancing change as they work to build sustainable systems.

Published: April 6, 2021
Topics: Building Capacity
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Educator Development is Worth Paying Attention To: New Resource and Customizable Toolkit to Help

Doing things differently in education is no longer optional, and this new resource can help school leaders and teachers.

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Re-envisioning Education to Be Human-Centered

Podcast explores a human-centered vision for education.

Published: March 30, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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Nevada Centers Equity in Leading Education System Design

Nevada creates Blue Ribbon Commission to help re-imagine an education system that is future-ready, resilient, equitable and student-centered.

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Advocating for Personalized, Competency-Based Education: Social Media

As part of our advocacy toolkit, learn strategies for using social media in advocating for personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: March 24, 2021
Topics: 101, Education Policy
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KnowledgeWorks President and CEO Dr. Charles Ambrose Steps Down

After nearly three years of leading KnowledgeWorks President and CEO Dr. Charles Ambrose announced his resignation.

Published: March 18, 2021
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Grappling with Today’s Education Tensions

Complication and opportunity were keywords in conversation with KnowledgeWorks staff while discussing tensions affecting education's futures.

Published: March 9, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Connecting on a Human Level Starts with a Smile

Helping students feel valued and like they belong can start with an act as small as a smile.

Published: February 23, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture