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KnowledgeWorks Turns 20

Today marks a big milestone for KnowledgeWorks. We’re celebrating 20 years of creating the future of learning.

Published: July 7, 2020
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Teacher Preparation

What has COVID-19 taught us about how to build an adaptable and effective educator workforce?

Published: August 10, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
Publication
The Education Changemaker’s Guidebook to Systems Thinking

This guidebook introduces the theories, language, mindsets and tools of systems thinking for the purpose of informing approaches to systems...

Published: June 30, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
Success Story
Resilience and Maturity: One Graduate Navigates Life with Skills Learned

One graduate reflects on the skills learned during her internship and outlined in district’s Portrait of a Graduate. Big takeaway?...

Published: August 25, 2020
Topics: Higher Education
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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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10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Research confirms that most students tend to respond positively to these 10 core drivers of engagement.

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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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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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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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Kindness Goes a Long Way in Distance Learning

We're celebrating the KnowledgeWorks learning communities by sharing positive stories of incorporating SEL, positivity and community.

Published: April 14, 2020
Topics: Social Emotional Learning, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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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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Visioning Toolkit: Laying the Groundwork for a Community-Wide Vision for Personalized Learning

A community-wide vision for personalized learning is essential for a successful implementation of personalized learning.

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The Future is Everybody’s Business

KnowledgeWorks explores how imagining future possibilities empowers educators and students to create the future they want.

Published: February 12, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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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
Article
Words Matter: How Utah is Updating Education Policy to Signal the Future of Learning in the State

How can a simple change of phrase lead to a change in accountability systems? See how Utah implemented changes, all...

Published: August 27, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, 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
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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
Article
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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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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Two Years Closer to Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in North Dakota

Two years in, these four districts share milestones reached in pioneering personalized, competency-based learning – and the distance learning challenges...

Published: June 2, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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State Guidance for Building Resilient and Equitable Education Systems

This guidance was created to help education policymakers and stakeholders take short- and long-term action to create resilient, equitable education...

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How Competency-Based Education Can Lead to A More Equitable Classroom

By Nia Baucke It’s no secret that race, culture and other unique circumstances play a role in a child’s educational...

Published: October 31, 2017