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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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A Need to Evolve: The Impact of Strained Education Systems

What tensions are straining education systems? Explore impacts on learners with disabilities, funding allocation and the educator workforce.

Published: May 27, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning, Impact and Improvement
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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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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?

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Local Learning Festival Aims to Amplify Youth Voices

Greater Cincinnati Remake Learning Days provides a wide variety of activities, in many cases helping youth recognize and develop voice.

Published: May 3, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
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Bringing Justice and Equity into Education

Gregg Seaton and Jason Swanson discuss contested power and how education leaders can help rethink systems and stakeholders.

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Relational Competencies: Building Skills Imperfectly

Dig into relational competencies, one of the four strategies in Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems.

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Learning as a Lifelong Personal Practice

As she models her own lifelong and lifewide learning, Katherine Prince digs into an essential vision element from Envisioning Human-Centered...

Published: April 13, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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A Discussion About Leading the Future of Learning

View a recording of a webinar focused on tensions affecting leadership in education.

Published: April 8, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Re-envisioning Education to Be Human-Centered

Podcast explores a human-centered vision for education.

Published: March 30, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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Grappling with Today’s Education Tensions

Complication and opportunity were keywords in conversation with KnowledgeWorks staff while discussing tensions affecting education's futures.

Published: March 9, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Connecting on a Human Level Starts with a Smile

Helping students feel valued and like they belong can start with an act as small as a smile.

Published: February 23, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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Shaping Postsecondary Education’s Futures

Explore trends shifting the postsecondary landscape, look at COVID-19’s impacts and see future possibilities for postsecondary education.

Published: February 18, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
We Need Human-Centered Learning Systems

Katherine Prince introduces Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems - how it came about, why it's needed and what's in it.

Published: February 2, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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Students at the Center of Learning: A Video Discussion About Human-Centered Learning

How do we make a human-centered learning system a reality? We introduce the vision and strategies in a webinar.

Published: January 26, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
Infographic
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
Article
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
Publication
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
Article
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
Article
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
Video
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