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Why I’m Scared of the Future of Education

Is our system of education – and the politics surrounding it – innovating quickly enough to keep up with the...

Published: June 30, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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What Might Expand Job Mobility in Disrupted Suburbs?

As explored in “Cultivating Interconnections for Vibrant and Equitable Learning Ecosystems,” learners and families living in disrupted suburbs can face...

Published: June 26, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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What Might Make Urban Dropout Rates Plummet?

As explored in our recent paper, “Cultivating Interconnections for Vibrant and Equitable Learning Ecosystems,” learners living in urban areas can...

Published: June 24, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Cultivating a Vibrant and Equitable #FutureEd

A #FutureEd Twitter chat put a sharp focus on some of the needs that future ecosystems need to address.

Published: June 10, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Cultivating Ecosystem Interconnections

“Cultivating Interconnections for Vibrant and Equitable Learning Ecosystems” explores how education stakeholders might make the expanding learning ecosystem vibrant for...

Published: June 4, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Cultivating Interconnections for Vibrant and Equitable Learning Ecosystems

This paper focuses on four high-need areas: low-income urban neighborhoods, disrupted suburbs, low-income rural communities and incarcerated settings.

Published: June 1, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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The Stuff of Forecasting

A colleague likes to joke that forecasting is akin to sausage making: the end products are great, but he doesn’t...

Published: May 26, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Using Future Studies to Prepare Students for Life After School

Many people, especially – and tragically – many of our young learners, also lack a vision of the future for themselves.

Published: May 22, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning

How will changing technology platforms, such as ebooks and mobile devices, alter how we educate learners?

Published: May 18, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Exploring credentials’ role in #FutureEd

Exploring credentials' role in #FutureEd

Published: May 1, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Discussing the Future of Credentials on EduTalk Radio

As the education and workforce sectors become more personalized environments, credentialing systems will also need to reflect 21st-century learning and working.

Published: April 27, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Living in a VUCA World: Exploring the Future of Credentials

“Certifying Skills and Knowledge: Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials” seeks to describe four possible futures for credentials.

Published: April 23, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Certifying Skills and Knowledge: Four Scenarios on the Future of Credentials

This paper considers trends in the education and employment sectors to explore four possible scenarios reflecting how credentials might reflect...

Published: April 23, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Laying the Foundation for Personalized Learning

Each education organization has to decide what kind of learning culture it wants to foster in pursuit of its vision...

Published: April 20, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Exercising Choice over the Future of Learning

We engage education stakeholders in strategic foresight to help illuminate strategic possibilities for the future of learning.

Published: April 13, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
Article
Exploring the Expanding Spiritual Ecosystem

What’s emerging on the spiritual landscape and what might those changes signal for mainline protestant denominations and local churches ten...

Published: April 6, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Visionary Leadership for Personalized Learning

Moving a district toward personalized learning is hard but necessary work, observed one participant of a NSBA session.

Published: March 23, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Discussing How to Scale Innovative Learning at NSBA Conference

This weekend, Matt Williams and Katherine Prince are presenting at the National School Boards Association 75th Annual Conference during their...

Published: March 20, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Preparing the Next-Generation Workforce: Jim Carroll at the 2015 Experience Conference

“How do you think about careers and skills in time of rapid change?” This was the question Jim Carroll asked...

Published: March 16, 2015
Topics: Early College High School, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Helping Parents Navigate the System to Find Best Learning for Students

How would education change if families had access to learning sherpas?

Published: March 6, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Rebuilding Education’s Future to Serve Students Rather Than Politics

In recent Twitter chats, so many individuals recognized that a more equitable system is needed, but similar to the JFF...

Published: March 2, 2015
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
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Reflections on Transforming the Core of Learning

At the #FutureEd Twitter Chat, comments about what a vibrant learning ecosystem might look like in ten years’ time emphasized...

Published: February 6, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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Personalized Learning for Everyone

Katherine Prince writes about her work on Personalize Learning, a blog founded on the idea that personalizing learning is the...

Published: January 15, 2015
Topics: Future of Learning
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If These College Students Could Re-Design High School, Here’s What It Would Be

Find out how college students answered when we asked them questions about how they learn, what challenges students are facing...

Published: January 5, 2015
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning