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Ready to Personalize Learning? Start With Trusting Teachers

One-size-fits all doesn’t work for students, and it doesn’t work for teachers.

Published: May 7, 2019
Topics: Helping Teachers
#ThankATeacher: Teaching Is a Work of Heart

We’ve created five ways for you to recognize the teachers in your life for all that they do.

Published: May 6, 2019
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.

Illustrating Proficiency Grading Levels: 1234 Versus ABCDF

At the Early Childhood Center in Kenowa Hills, Michigan, posters help explain proficiency grading levels.

Published: April 30, 2019
Topics: Assessement & Accountability
Personalized Learning According to a Parent and Child

“Every parent thinks that their child is the most special child. Personalized learning helps make that a reality in education.”

Published: April 26, 2019
Topics: 101
Personalizing Learning is Humanizing Learning

There isn’t a systemic personalized system out there that doesn’t have a strong culture grounded in relationships.

Published: April 24, 2019
Topics: Education Equity
Going Without an Agenda: Listening is at the Heart of Family and Community Engagement

Every community includes members with differing perspectives and unique needs.

Published: April 23, 2019
Topics: Community Partnerships
Soup, Salad, Entrée or Dessert? Learning Menus Support Student Choice in Middle School

In this middle school math classroom, students are taking ownership of their learning by choosing from a teacher-curated ‘menu’ of...

Published: April 19, 2019
Alternative Universities: Ideas that Could Shape Higher Education Futures

Postsecondary and higher education leaders have the chance to explore far-reaching questions about the purpose and outcomes of higher education.

Published: April 17, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning, Higher Education
Supporting Students Means Supporting Teachers

When a new teacher makes the transition from college to the classroom, what supports are in place to set him...

Published: April 15, 2019
Topics: Helping Teachers
Anticipating What’s Ahead for Personalized Learning in Michigan

KnowledgeWorks joined MCC in Michigan for discussions with educators and stakeholders around personalized, competency-based learning and its future in the...

Published: April 11, 2019
Topics: Education Policy
KnowledgeWorks and EASTCONN Partner to Serve the Needs of Rural Connecticut

KnowledgeWorks is teaming up with EASTCONN to support the unique needs of five districts in rural Northeastern Connecticut.

Published: April 9, 2019
Redefining Readiness: Insights for Schools and Districts

As smart technologies and shifting employment structures reshape the future of work, we need to rethink the skills and knowledge...

Published: April 5, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning, Readiness
Perspectives on Educational Changemaking

We find ourselves at a unique moment for pursuing change in education. We face key questions about the impacts our...

Published: April 4, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
Artificial Intelligence in Education: Examining the Possibilities and Implications

The age of artificial intelligence (AI) is here, and the time to examine its potential implications for, and impacts on,...

Published: April 3, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
Teachable Moments and Learning from Our Mistakes

By listening to a child and keeping your word to them, you are showing them they can depend on you....

Published: April 1, 2019
Opportunities for Schools to Shape the Future Today

Implications of our new forecast are clustered in four key areas: success; engagement; technology use; and learner and educator capacity.

Published: March 29, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
What Does a Rigorous Task Look Like?

The more complex a problem is and the more reasoning required to get to a solution, the deeper the level...

Published: March 27, 2019
Topics: Assessement & Accountability
A Community Dialogue on the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities

As AI is becoming increasingly prevalent; one community is thinking about what it means for them.

Published: March 25, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
If You Aren’t Celebrating Growth, Are You Growing?

If we don’t celebrate in front of and with our learners, who will?

Published: March 20, 2019
The Future Is Bright: Takeaways from SXSWedu 2019

The organizers of, and speakers and presenters at, SXSWedu 2019 helped demonstrate how bright the future can be.

Published: March 18, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
One Student’s Perspective on What She Wants for Her Future – and What That Means for Her Education Today

Jordyn Peake is a tenth grader who thinks about what she wants for her future every single day.

Published: March 12, 2019
Innovating Towards Learner-Focused and Human-Centered Education at SXSWedu

SXSWedu challenged attendees to innovate towards intense learner-focused and human-centered teaching and learning.

Published: March 11, 2019
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
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