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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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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Mental Models and Transformation from the Inside Out

We must transform our mental models in order to transform education systems.

Published: July 29, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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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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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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Systems Thinking and the Work of Transformation

The urgent need for systems thinking and transformation cannot be understated right now.

Published: July 20, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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Observing Interconnections: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

One of the Futures Studies tools everyone can use to analyze issues at the systems level is a Connection Circle....

Published: September 2, 2020
Topics: 101, 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?