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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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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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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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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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Futures Thinking Now: Reflecting on Vision

Our visions can provide direction and can help us see opportunity to make an impact in a turbulent time. We've...

Published: May 5, 2020
Topics: Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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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
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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
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Futures Thinking Now: Examining Assumptions about the Future

Often we consider our assumptions to be fact. But do they have to be?

Published: April 28, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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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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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?

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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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FlexTech Schools Demonstrate Innovative Strategy on Podcast

FlexTech High School was featured on Central Michigan University's Center for Charter Schools podcast, discussing education innovation and collaboration.

Published: April 13, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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Navigating Teaching, Learning and Equity During COVID-19

Terrance Sullivan lifts up current success stories in education as education landscapes in schools, districts and states have shifted.

Published: April 2, 2020
Topics: Education Equity, Systems Change
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Where Is the Most Opportunity for Educators to Grow? Survey Says… Leadership Development

In this edition of Data with Drake, Drake breaks down where the most growth opportunity is for educators: leadership development.

Published: March 10, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
Article
South Carolina Sees That “It Takes a Village”

KnowledgeWorks Board Member Eileen Rudden reveals what she learned on her visit to WestView Elementary in SC.

Published: February 26, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity, Systems Change
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2020 Forecast Provided Nellie Mae a Path Forward

Nellie Mae Education Foundation president and CEO looks back on the 2010 education forecast implementations and looks forward with the...

Published: February 24, 2020
Topics: Community Partnerships, Systems Change
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Making Sense of Learning Pathways

Guest writer Kristen Logan provides Learning Pathways guidance in using the South Carolina Framework for Personalized Learning in the classroom.

Published: January 22, 2020
Topics: 101, Systems Change
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How Aligning Student of the Month Criteria to Your Portrait of a Graduate Increases Transparency

Educators at this North Dakota district wanted students and teachers alike to connect with their hopes for each graduate in...

Published: November 14, 2019
Topics: Systems Change
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Choice-Ready in North Dakota: State Launches Five-Year Initiative to Support Districts in Scaling Personalized Learning

Five North Dakota learning communities are working together to ensure their graduates are choice-ready.

Published: September 25, 2019
Topics: Systems Change
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How to Begin Implementing Personalized Learning in Your School District

A former superintendent shares tips getting started implementing personalized learning.

Published: November 5, 2018
Topics: 101, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
Article
Our Call to Action Starts with One Question: How Are the Children?

How are the children? Until the answer is, “all are well and thriving,” all of us in education have work...

Published: October 16, 2018
Topics: Systems Change
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State-Level Support for Personalized Learning in South Carolina Empowers Teachers and Students

When the South Carolina Department of Education launched their Office of Personalized Learning, their aim was clear: to develop the...

Published: June 12, 2018
Topics: 101, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Critical Ingredients for Building Effective Alternative Education Programs

Learn three ways that Success Academy, part of Alternative Pathways to Success, is meeting students' needs.

Published: May 2, 2018
Topics: Systems Change
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Making Personalized, Competency-Based Learning a Reality for All Students

What are the systemic areas to consider when implementing personalized, competency-based learning across a district?

Published: April 25, 2018
Topics: 101, Systems Change, Vision and Culture