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For Strong Classroom Culture, Educators Need Support Navigating Social-Emotional Learning

To build strong, culturally responsive classrooms, educators need the support of their learning communities.

Published: September 23, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Social Emotional Learning
Article
Meet Ayren Batiste, a Future High-School Junior with Their Eyes on Success

Ayren is a fictional character from IMPACT: Learning Edition, and what they want for the future you might want, too.

Published: September 21, 2021
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One District Shares Their Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Journey

This video showcases a South Carolina district’s work to ensure each student gets what they need to achieve at the...

Published: September 17, 2021
Topics: 101, Systems Change
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Assessments of and for Learning: How States Are Rethinking Accountability and Assessment Policies in the COVID-19 Era

How states are rethinking system accountability and k-12 assessment systems in the COVID-19 era

Published: September 15, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
Article
Relationships Matter – For More Reasons Than You Think

Getting to know students means getting to know how they learn – and adapting instruction to include what you’ve learned.

Published: September 13, 2021
Topics: 101, Social Emotional Learning
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How We Can Utilize Technology to Humanize Learning

Technology enables learning – but it isn’t central to the design of how we meet students’ needs.

Published: September 8, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
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Using Systems Thinking to Make Critical Key Decisions

Superintendent Andy Withers stresses the importance and process of using systems thinking to make smart decisions, not temporary reactive bandages,...

Published: September 1, 2021
Topics: Systems Change
Article
Growing Culture through Intentional Celebrations

Purposeful recognition doesn’t just impact individuals – it can help change the system.

Published: August 26, 2021
Topics: Vision and Culture
Article
Advocacy Is an Art

Exploring community-based advocacy strategies used in environmental folk arts that can be used for personalized-competency-based learning

Published: August 24, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
Article
Ungrading: Focusing on Feedback and Learner Agency

Traditional grading systems don’t take into account what students need to be lifelong learners – and to thrive in a...

Published: August 18, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
Article
Students Take Over the Remaking Tomorrow Podcast and Share Their Thoughts About the Future of Learning

In this takeover of a podcast about the future of learning, we hear from those closest to learning: students.

Published: August 11, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Cast your vote for KnowledgeWorks in the SXSW EDU 2022 PanelPicker

KnowledgeWorks has submitted three sessions to SXSWedu 2022. Voting to select conference sessions begins now and the process only takes...

Published: August 10, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Finding Your Path: A Navigation Tool for Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

Scale personalized, competency-based learning with Finding Your Path: A Navigation Toolkit.

Published: August 9, 2021
Topics: Building Capacity, Systems Change
Article
Common Sense Guide to Using Federal Education Funds

Education leaders can be effective stewards of federal funds to create sustainable shifts to more equitable learning environments. Here’s how.

Published: August 6, 2021
Topics: Education Policy
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The Transformative Centering of Student Voices

Student researchers in YARI examined themselves within the education system to guide their research questions. Learn about the impact.

Published: August 2, 2021
Topics: Systems Change
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IMPACT: Learning Edition

IMPACT: Learning Edition is a board game that uses futures thinking to help you imagine and think critically about changes...

Published: July 28, 2021
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Human-Centered Learning and Student Agency: “Think Big, Start Small and Act Fast”

Authentic, impactful, goal-oriented learning experiences require ongoing collaboration and guidance from educators.

Published: July 21, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
Publication
Where Do We Go From Here? Navigating Our Current World of Learning

What can education communities learn from COVID, and what are actionable strategies for education leaders to use? Here are some...

Article
Why You Don’t Want a Return to Normal This School Year

Our children have faced unprecedented disruption in their lives and in their learning. They deserve something better than an awkward...

Published: July 8, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Social Emotional Learning
Article
Hands-on Work and Team Effort: Pandemic Learning at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center

The pandemic provided an opportunity to try something learner-centered and new – and staff don’t think they’ll ever go back.

Published: July 5, 2021
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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Evidence of Learning: How States Are Rethinking Instructional Time and Attendance Policies in the COVID-19 Era

How states are rethinking instructional time and attendance policies in the COVID-19 era

Published: June 28, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
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Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in North Dakota: What We’re Learning

What we’re learning in North Dakota from our new approach to evaluation

Published: June 23, 2021
Topics: Impact and Improvement
Article
Developing a Learner’s Mindset in Third Grade

How a mindset shift is helping students build problem-solving and risk-taking skills – even in the middle of a pandemic

Published: June 16, 2021
Topics: Vision and Culture
Video
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