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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: Drivers of Change and Futures Triangle

How can we apply futures thinking tools, such as the futures triangle, to help us look at possible futures in...

Published: April 30, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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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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Futures Thinking Now: Facing Uncertainty

How can we apply futures thinking approaches to current uncertainties? Take a look.

Published: April 27, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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An Educated Person in 2035 and the Future of Learning

Katherine Prince was a featured speaker at the Sarasota Institute's first symposium of 2020, talking about the future of learning.

Published: April 23, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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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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Imagining Early Learning Alternatives

We asked, “How might stakeholders create dignified and self-affirming early learning experiences for all children?” Here's what KnowledgeWorks and Capita...

Published: April 17, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood, Social Emotional Learning
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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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The Future of Learning in Retrospective

Those of us who care about the future of learning are fortunate to get to shape what learning looks like.

Published: April 6, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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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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The Maker Economy: Democratizing Production to Prototype Unique Solutions

There can be little doubt that the Maker Movement is here to stay and has had impacts on communities and...

Published: April 1, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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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
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Pattern Recognition: Following Data Trails and Discerning the Signals from the Noise

An expansion of data creation and use was a central theme of the Pattern Recognition driver of change from our...

Published: March 26, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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
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Solidarity in the Age of Social Distancing

In a webinar on “Stretched Social Fabric" from our Flourishing Futures publication, the panel, including Maria Romero, look at its...

Published: March 20, 2020
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Looking at Resilience, Empathy and Equity as We All Navigate an Uncertain Future

Given COVID-19's disruption, our experts weigh in with thoughtful discourse on society's resilience and how institutions can be more prepared.

Published: March 18, 2020
Topics: Education Equity, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Think Globally, Act Locally

Chuck Ambrose uses experiences with Missouri Innovation Campus and KnowledgeWorks to discuss preparation for an uncertain future of global challenges.

Published: March 12, 2020
Topics: Community Partnerships
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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
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Introducing Our Personalized Learning Community Fellows

Thirteen educators from 10 states will come together this month to kick off our new Personalized Learning Community fellowship. Here...

Published: March 9, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
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5 Ways Instructional Coaches Help Scale Personalize Learning

Having a support system makes implementing personalized learning easier. We compiled five ways instructional coaches help scale personalized learning.

Published: March 6, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
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Thinking Ethically About the Use of Technology

We look at how technology can create ethical problems and different moral frameworks.

Published: March 3, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood, Social Emotional Learning