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Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
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
Article
Getting It Right: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

How we engage with diversity, equity and inclusion ensure that these concepts are more than just buzzwords – they’re part...

Published: January 29, 2021
Topics: Vision and Culture
Video
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
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
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
Portrait of a Graduate and the Promise Behind a Diploma

What does the portrait of a graduate look like in Orchard View Schools in Muskegon, Michigan? We look at the...

Published: May 28, 2020
Topics: Vision and Culture
Article
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
Article
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
Article
Should K-12 Education Do More Than Prepare for College and Career?

What is the purpose of K-12 education? Maybe it depends on the student, or the needs of their family or...

Published: March 31, 2020
Topics: Vision and Culture
Article
Planning for the Future of Museums

National museum leader Marsha L. Semmel explains why she uses the KnowledgeWorks Forecast to help museums adjust and plan for...

Published: March 23, 2020
Topics: Vision and Culture
Article
We’s Make Better Me’s: Moving from Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered Teaching and Learning

You can’t be student-centered when acting in isolation; instead, we must work at becoming student-centered as a system. We is...

Published: June 18, 2019
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
Article
Teaching and Learning Needs Strong Teamwork

To build a system of personalized, competency-based learning requires a shared vision, values and common frameworks. And it starts with...

Published: June 14, 2019
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
Article
Can Competency-Based Education Close Achievement Gaps? Try These Seven Classroom Strategies.

Competency-based education has the potential to close achievement gaps.

Article
School Culture that Puts Student Well-Being First

At early college high schools, social-emotional supports and relationship development are central.

Published: June 11, 2019
Topics: Early College High School, Vision and Culture
Article
Changing Student Outlooks on Education: Ohio High School Instills a Sense of Hope and Belonging

Everyone has a voice at Marysville TRI Academy, including those students who might’ve gone unheard in a traditional school setting.

Published: May 21, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Vision and Culture
Article
Parent Meetings Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All

Meetings students where they are means we need to meet parents where they are, too.

Published: May 16, 2019
Topics: Vision and Culture
Article
How the Portrait of a Graduate Can Help Communities Explore the Future of Learning

A learning community’s Portrait of a Graduate is a powerful tool for thinking about the implications of change.

Article
What Happens When Second Graders Plan for the Future

Even second graders can set goals – and in a personalized learning environment, they feel empowered to reach them.

Published: March 5, 2019
Topics: 101, Vision and Culture
Article
When You Know Better, Do Better: Four Ways to Start Making Your Classroom Student-Centered

Here are four practices teachers can implement in the classroom to help make learning more student-centered.

Published: February 19, 2019
Topics: Building Capacity, Vision and Culture
Article
Cultivating Learner Agency Through Authentic Voice and Choice

When we make all of the decisions for our students, what are we keeping them from doing for themselves?

Published: January 25, 2019
Topics: Vision and Culture
Article
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