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Instead of Talking About Learning Loss, Let’s Talk About Learning Gained

We have an opportunity to help our students own their learning from the past eighteen months.

Published: October 12, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Overcoming Challenges
Article
Advocacy Is an Art

Exploring community-based advocacy strategies used in environmental folk arts that can be used for personalized-competency-based learning

Published: August 24, 2021
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
Publication
Where Do We Go From Here? Navigating Our Current World of Learning

What can education communities learn from COVID, and what are actionable strategies for education leaders to use? Here are some...

Article
Hands-on Work and Team Effort: Pandemic Learning at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center

The pandemic provided an opportunity to try something learner-centered and new – and staff don’t think they’ll ever go back.

Published: July 5, 2021
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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Evidence of Learning: How States Are Rethinking Instructional Time and Attendance Policies in the COVID-19 Era

How states are rethinking instructional time and attendance policies in the COVID-19 era

Published: June 28, 2021
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
Article
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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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
Article
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.

Article
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
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
Video
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?

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
Article
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.

Video
Facing Uncertainty: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

How does the future of learning look when faced with uncertainties presented by COVID-19? Katie King and Anne Olson discuss.

Published: July 23, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
Article
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
Article
Futures Thinking Now: Communicating the Future

Creating scenarios presents a challenge to communicate what could happen, not just what you think is most likely to happen...

Published: May 6, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
Article
Futures Thinking Now: Observing Interconnections

Systems thinking involves looking at an education system as if it were complex, cyclical and interconnected. We look at some...

Published: May 1, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Systems Change
Article
Futures Thinking Now: Drivers of Change and Futures Triangle

How can we apply futures thinking tools, such as the Futures Triangle, to help us look at possible futures in...

Published: April 30, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
Article
Futures Thinking Now: Futures Wheels

As part of our Futures Thinking Now series, we’ve provided the steps to uncover unexamined changes from major shifts or...

Published: April 29, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Systems Change
Article
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
Article
Equity and Access to Reading in Distance Learning

How are KnowledgeWorks learning communities providing access to books and encouraging a healthy relationship to reading during COVID-19?

Article
Looking at Resilience, Empathy and Equity as We All Navigate an Uncertain Future

Given COVID-19's disruption, our experts weigh in with thoughtful discourse on society's resilience and how institutions can be more prepared.

Published: March 18, 2020
Topics: Education Equity, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
Article
The Stories You Loved from 2019

Here are your favorites stories from 2019.

Article
Solving Problems Without Making Judgments

A modified fish bowl discussion is a cross between problem-solving and information gathering – and the practice gives everyone a...

Published: July 31, 2019
Topics: Overcoming Challenges