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Education in the Balance: Tensions Affecting Education’s Futures

Exposing issues as COVID-19 continues to unfold and the longstanding movement toward racial justice continues to gain traction

Published: January 13, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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How Prioritizing Standards Prioritizes What Students Already Know – and What They Need to Learn Next

How a fresh approach to standards in one district is supporting students to reach mastery no matter where they begin...

Published: January 11, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Impact and Improvement
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The Stories You Loved in 2020

What did you love this year? What did you find inspiring? What did you find helpful? We've compiled our top...

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Futures Thinking for Education Programs

Even as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also living through an era shift. What forces are shaping learning,...

Published: December 1, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems

Could the future of learning be human-centered? What could that mean for teaching and learning?

Published: November 19, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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Smart Technologies in the Era of COVID-19

Engineering education researcher Kate Goodman shares her thoughts on foundational and emerging issues related to smart technologies in education in...

Published: November 17, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Personalized Learning as a Strategy to Support Students During COVID-19: Mapping Education and Policy Trends by the Numbers

Based off proposals to U.S. Department of Education, states continue to look to personalized, competency-based learning practices for more flexibility.

Published: November 12, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Cast Your Votes! KnowledgeWorks Submissions to SXSWedu 2021

Voting to select SXSWedu 2021 conference sessions begins now and the process only takes a few moments.

Published: November 11, 2020
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Caregiving and the Future

Take a look at the opportunities, challenges and potential outcomes that resulted from scenarios of a recent play of the...

Published: November 10, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood, Future of Learning
Publication
Presidential Memo: How The Next President Can Reshape K-12 Education

Recommendations to help our nation’s leaders ensure our education system rebounds stronger than ever.

Published: October 29, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Shifting My Mental Model: Systems Thinking in Action

Creating systems diagrams involves learning and reflection. See how mental models can change when taking systemic racism into account.

Published: October 26, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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Befriending Uncertainty: Tools for Thinking and Collaborating

Introducing two tools for thinking about and collaborating to build education futures

Published: October 21, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
Article
What Do We Want for Education Post-Pandemic?

What's required of us to build a shared vision for education? A recent conversation from Philanthropy Forward provides some insight.

Published: October 15, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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New Collaboration Seeks to Transform the Way Teaching and Learning is Done in Arizona Schools

Center for the Future of Arizona, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and KnowledgeWorks work together on a student-centered learning...

Published: October 15, 2020
Topics: Higher Education, Systems Change
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Futures Triangle: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

The Futures Triangle helps teams take history into account when examining the present and creating a common desired future together....

Published: October 8, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Instructional Loss Does Not Equal Learning Loss

What have Arizona districts and state policymakers been doing to ensure success for all learners, even during a pandemic?

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Systems Change, Meet Futures Thinking

How do futures thinking and systems change interact in envisioning the future of learning for everyone? Katherine Prince has more...

Published: October 2, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Reflecting on Your Values During a Time of Crisis

Remembering what drives you as a teacher, your “why,” is critical for weathering tough times.

Published: September 30, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Vision and Culture
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Advocacy and Education Policies of Tomorrow

What possible futures does Anne Olson see in education policy, and what advocacy strategies can take us there? See her...

Published: September 28, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Collectively Striving for a More Perfect Union

In response to the “patriotic education" Executive Order, we stress understanding our history, good and bad, to create a just,...

Published: September 24, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Systems Change
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Centering the Student to Decolonize Curriculum

How can educators engage systemically marginalized children? One solution is student voice.

Published: September 22, 2020
Topics: Education Equity
Article
Now Is the Time for Futures Thinking

Education is the place to dive in together with futurists' tools to think about problems and solutions at a deeper,...

Published: September 17, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Indeed, Kansans Can: Innovation in the Wake of COVID-19

How Kansas is building on years of supporting innovation in education policy during COVID-19.

Published: September 8, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Standards, Assessments, Access: How the Pandemic Provides an Opportunity for More Equitable Education

What do we want for schools? We can take advantage of the opportunity to rethink teaching and learning by exploring...

Published: September 4, 2020
Topics: Education Equity