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The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers

The Shifting Paradigm of Teaching: Personalized Learning According to Teachers explores what drives educators to build personalized learning environments in...

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The Education Changemaker’s Guidebook to Systems Thinking

This guidebook introduces the theories, language, mindsets and tools of systems thinking for the purpose of informing approaches to systems...

Published: June 30, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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Social-Emotional Skills: The Core of Future Readiness

Sometimes my five-year-old daughter Chloe melts down at bath time. Her behavior is pretty typical of a tired child: running...

Published: June 29, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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#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
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Do the Benefits of College Outweigh the Financial Costs?

Is college worth it? It’s a fair question to ask, especially when looking at tuition costs, impending debt from student...

Published: May 19, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
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Forecast 3.0: Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem

An action-oriented update to KnowledgeWorks second full forecast on the future of learning, 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning,...

Published: September 1, 2012
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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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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IMPACT: Learning Edition

IMPACT: Learning Edition is a board game that uses futures thinking to help you imagine and think critically about changes...

Published: July 28, 2021
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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How Personalized Learning Ensures All Students Will Learn in Kenowa Hills Public Schools

Kenowa Hills Public Schools are transforming teaching and learning and empowering all students through personalized learning.

Published: July 25, 2018
Topics: 101
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A Glimpse into the Future of Learning: An Infographic

A Glimpse into the Future of Learning: An Infographic tells the big story of KnowledgeWorks third forecast on the future of...

Published: July 1, 2013
Topics: Future of Learning
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Four Strategies for the Successful Integration of Social-Emotional Learning and Personalized Learning

An intentional focus on social-emotional learning benefits all learners, no matter their experiences or needs.

Published: January 8, 2019
Topics: Social Emotional Learning
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Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Mastery Learning Environment

How a network of schools is helping increase equity with culturally responsive teaching and mastery learning.

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What Students Learn Versus What Teachers Teach

With personalized, competency-based learning, the focus becomes on what students are learning.

Published: February 12, 2019
Topics: 101
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Back-to-School Culture Toolkit for K-12 Leaders

The Get Ready: Back-to-School Culture Toolkit shared insights from other school districts and school leaders.

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Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?

This paper looks at key questions about the impacts of our collective efforts to improve American public education.

Published: December 19, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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State-Level Support for Personalized Learning in South Carolina Empowers Teachers and Students

When the South Carolina Department of Education launched their Office of Personalized Learning, their aim was clear: to develop the...

Published: June 12, 2018
Topics: 101, Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Making Sense of Learning Pathways

Guest writer Kristen Logan provides Learning Pathways guidance in using the South Carolina Framework for Personalized Learning in the classroom.

Published: January 22, 2020
Topics: 101, Systems Change
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Standards-Based Grading as Explained by Cupcakes

This teacher has a delicious approach for helping explain the difference between a 1, 2, 3 and a 4.

Published: August 9, 2019
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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North Dakota School District Ready to Make Bold Changes

Four districts in North Dakota are leading the way in implementing personalized, competency-based learning in the state.

Published: August 28, 2018
Topics: Education Policy
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How One Teacher Gives Students Voice and Choice in a Math Classroom

Giving students voice and choice is just one part of personalized learning, but it lays the groundwork for bigger life...

Published: April 26, 2017
Topics: Early College High School
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Shaping the Future of Readiness: A Discussion and Facilitation Guide

This discussion guide aims to assist communities in supporting meaningful discussions that lead to concrete next steps that support future...

Published: January 30, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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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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A Student and Teacher Explain the Value of Student-Centered Learning

A teacher and student from Grand Mesa Middle School explain student-centered learning.

Published: February 22, 2019
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EdLeader21 Launches Profile of a Graduate

Published: March 28, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA