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Presidential Memo: How The Next President Can Reshape K-12 Education

Recommendations to help our nation’s leaders ensure our education system rebounds stronger than ever.

Published: October 29, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
Article
Shifting My Mental Model: Systems Thinking in Action

Creating systems diagrams involves learning and reflection. See how mental models can change when taking systemic racism into account.

Published: October 26, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
Article
Befriending Uncertainty: Tools for Thinking and Collaborating

Introducing two tools for thinking about and collaborating to build education futures

Published: October 21, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
Article
What Do We Want for Education Post-Pandemic?

What's required of us to build a shared vision for education? A recent conversation from Philanthropy Forward provides some insight.

Published: October 15, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
New Collaboration Seeks to Transform the Way Teaching and Learning is Done in Arizona Schools

Center for the Future of Arizona, ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and KnowledgeWorks work together on a student-centered learning...

Published: October 15, 2020
Topics: Higher Education, Systems Change
Video
Futures Triangle: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

The Futures Triangle helps teams take history into account when examining the present and creating a common desired future together....

Published: October 8, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
Video
Instructional Loss Does Not Equal Learning Loss

What have Arizona districts and state policymakers been doing to ensure success for all learners, even during a pandemic?

Video
Systems Change, Meet Futures Thinking

How do futures thinking and systems change interact in envisioning the future of learning for everyone? Katherine Prince has more...

Published: October 2, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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
Advocacy and Education Policies of Tomorrow

What possible futures does Anne Olson see in education policy, and what advocacy strategies can take us there? See her...

Published: September 28, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
Article
Collectively Striving for a More Perfect Union

In response to the “patriotic education" Executive Order, we stress understanding our history, good and bad, to create a just,...

Published: September 24, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Systems Change
Article
Centering the Student to Decolonize Curriculum

How can educators engage systemically marginalized children? One solution is student voice.

Published: September 22, 2020
Topics: Education Equity
Article
Now Is the Time for Futures Thinking

Education is the place to dive in together with futurists' tools to think about problems and solutions at a deeper,...

Published: September 17, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Indeed, Kansans Can: Innovation in the Wake of COVID-19

How Kansas is building on years of supporting innovation in education policy during COVID-19.

Published: September 8, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
Article
Standards, Assessments, Access: How the Pandemic Provides an Opportunity for More Equitable Education

What do we want for schools? We can take advantage of the opportunity to rethink teaching and learning by exploring...

Published: September 4, 2020
Topics: Education Equity
Video
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
Article
Scaling Student-Centered Practices in New Hampshire

See how one state is scaling student-centered learning with Work-Study Practices in some resources at Student Centered Learning Research Collaborative.

Published: August 31, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity, Impact and Improvement
Article
Words Matter: How Utah is Updating Education Policy to Signal the Future of Learning in the State

How can a simple change of phrase lead to a change in accountability systems? See how Utah implemented changes, all...

Published: August 27, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
Success Story
Resilience and Maturity: One Graduate Navigates Life with Skills Learned

One graduate reflects on the skills learned during her internship and outlined in district’s Portrait of a Graduate. Big takeaway?...

Published: August 25, 2020
Topics: Higher Education
Video
Communicating the Future: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

Katherine Prince and Jason Swanson chat about the tools and resources needed to frame and prepare for change and why...

Published: August 19, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning
Article
10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Research confirms that most students tend to respond positively to these 10 core drivers of engagement.

Article
Using Personalized, Competency-Based Learning to Address System Disruptions

How can schools improve the high school to post-secondary transition during a pandemic? ECS released six briefs to help conceptualize.

Published: August 14, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
Publication
Remaking Tomorrow Explores a Just, Learner-Centered Future for Education in the Greater Pittsburgh Region

In partnership with Remake Learning, KnowledgeWorks presents Remaking Tomorrow: Learning in a Post-Pandemic Future.

Published: August 10, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Teacher Preparation

What has COVID-19 taught us about how to build an adaptable and effective educator workforce?

Published: August 10, 2020
Topics: Education Policy