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Explore the Future with Suri Devi, Ed Tech Expert

Suri Devi is a character from the IMPACT: Learning Edition board game. Learn more about what drives her.

Published: May 27, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Looking Beneath the Surface to Create Liberatory Education Futures

Because we will never break out of systems, it’s important to examine them to understand and change them. The systems...

Published: May 10, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Meet Cruz Gómez, a Student Motivated by Social Connections

Cruz Gómez is a character from the IMPACT: Learning Edition board game. Learn more about what drives him.

Published: May 3, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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The Learners Are Wondering When We Will Get Together

Sustainable change at the systems level isn’t possible unless we’re participating meaningfully as a group.

Published: March 29, 2022
Topics: Systems Change
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Discussion Guide for IMPACT: Learning Edition

It’s about more than winning. This discussion guide can help you get the most IMPACT out of your game.

Published: March 22, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Imagining Liberatory Education Futures

Introducing our sixth anchor forecast Imagining Liberatory Education Futures.

Published: March 10, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Explore the Future with Vania Pérez, Early Childcare Facilitator

Vania Pérez is a character from the IMPACT: Learning Edition board game. Learn more about what drives her.

Published: February 23, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Future Possibilites for Education

Introducing our forecast Imagining Liberatory Education Futures.

Published: February 4, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Meet Pat Li, a Teacher from the Future

Pat Li is a character from the IMPACT: Learning Edition board game. Learn more about what drives them.

Published: January 26, 2022
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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More Than a Word

How we’re changing the way we work to center the needs, interests and passions of each student.

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Meet Jayden Harris, Youth Justice Advocate

Jayden Harris is a tireless champion of Black youth, and his hopes for the future just might be yours, too.

Published: November 22, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Meet Governor Williams, an Ambitious, Community-Minded Leader

A character from IMPACT: Learning Edition, Karissa Williams helps players explore the future for community leaders.

Published: October 26, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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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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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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Cast your vote for KnowledgeWorks in the SXSW EDU 2022 PanelPicker

KnowledgeWorks has submitted three sessions to SXSWedu 2022. Voting to select conference sessions begins now and the process only takes...

Published: August 10, 2021
Topics: Education Equity, Education Policy, Future of Learning, 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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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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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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Where Human-Centered Learning and Personalized Learning Intersect

Human-centered learning requires that we consider the individual – their needs, interests and lived experiences – when designing for education.

Published: June 3, 2021
Topics: Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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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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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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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.