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The Future of Learning and COVID-19

Individuals from more than 20 countries joined us for a recent informal webinar exploring future tensions and uncertainties arising from...

Published: May 22, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Futures Thinking Now: Reflecting on Vision

Our visions can provide direction and can help us see opportunity to make an impact in a turbulent time. We've...

Published: May 5, 2020
Topics: Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Futures Thinking Now: Examining Assumptions about the Future

Often we consider our assumptions to be fact. But do they have to be?

Published: April 28, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Futures Thinking Now: Facing Uncertainty

How can we apply futures thinking approaches to current uncertainties? Take a look.

Published: April 27, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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Q&A with Cindy Foley: Developing Systemic Interdependence

Katie King discusses Systemic Interdependence from KnowledgeWorks' Future Forecast with Columbus Museum of Art's Cindy Foley.

Published: February 20, 2020
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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Reflections on the Importance of Libraries

Katie King reflects on the importance of libraries as social institutions using the Foundations for Flourishing Futures as a framework.

Published: February 6, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood
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Strategies to Shape the Future of Learning from EdSurge Fusion

We can all shape the future of learning, but it can be hard to see where to start.

Published: November 12, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Being a Parent Is Like Being a Futurist

There are similarities between being a parent and a futurist. In their best moments, both are also full of hope...

Published: November 1, 2019
Topics: Early Childhood
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Q&A with Jemar Lee: Living a Learning Lifestyle

Hear from student Jemar Lee about strategies raised in Navigating the Future: A Strategy Guide.

Published: October 7, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Bridging the Future and Today: Launching a Strategy Guide for the Future of Learning

Our new strategy guide provides a framework for taking action with the future in mind.

Published: July 8, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Navigating the Future of Learning: Webinar Insights

During a recent webinar, authors of Forecast 5.0 discussed how major societal shifts we are experiencing could shape the future...

Published: January 18, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Discussion Guides for Forecast 5.0: Navigating the Future of Learning

These discussion guides are intended to help you explore and engage with future possibilities.

Published: January 7, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning, Higher Education
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Webinar Research Briefing: Navigating the Future of Learning

The authors of our forecast on the future of learning discuss how the major societal shifts we are currently experiencing...

Published: January 4, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Turning Experience Into Foresight for Young Children and Families

Twenty education, business and community leaders explored what life might be like for children, families, communities and society in 2028.

Published: December 18, 2018
Topics: Early Childhood, Future of Learning
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Forecast 5.0 – The Future of Learning: Navigating the Future of Learning

Discover how current trends could impact learning 10 years from now.

Published: November 27, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Building Support for Student-Centered Learning: A Toolkit for Exploring the Future

This toolkit supports conversations about how schools and communities might respond to the changing landscape to shape the future of...

Published: July 16, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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Shaping the Future of Readiness in Ohio: Three Regional Strategy Guides

Strategy guides surface opportunities to reshape readiness as the rise of smart machines and the decline of full-time employment impact...

Published: July 3, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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What’s Next for Education Changemakers? A Conversation With Sean Elo

Katie King talks with Sean Elo about his experiences working on community-led education changemaking efforts.

Published: May 15, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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What’s Next for Education Changemakers? A Conversation with Lillian Pace

Lillian Pace reflects on "Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?"

Published: April 2, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Real Life Readiness: Social-Emotional Learning Skills for Navigating the Transition to College

Katie King talked with her college-going niece, Jenna, about navigating the transition to higher education using social-emotional skills.

Published: March 13, 2018
Topics: Higher Education, Social Emotional Learning
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A Conversation About Creating a Future-Ready Vision for Your Community

Katie King and Virgel Hammonds discuss the ways KnowledgeWorks approaches visioning work.

Published: March 9, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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Shaping the Future of Readiness Together

A new discussion and facilitation guide supports facilitating and participating in meaningful conversations about the future of readiness in communities.

Published: February 28, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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Shaping the Future of Readiness: A Discussion and Facilitation Guide

This discussion guide aims to assist communities in supporting meaningful discussions that lead to concrete next steps that support future...

Published: January 30, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning