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Shaping the Future of Readiness in Ohio: Three Regional Strategy Guides

Strategy guides surface opportunities to reshape readiness as the rise of smart machines and the decline of full-time employment impact...

Published: July 3, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Shifting Definitions of Success Could Change Postsecondary Education

Postsecondary institutions need to strike a balance between immediate and future workforce needs.

Published: June 28, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Are Today’s Students Ready for Possible Future of Work Contexts? What We Learn from Darryl

The fictional story of Darryl raises important questions about what people might need to know and be able to do...

Published: June 13, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Redefining Readiness in Southeast Ohio: One Scenario for Shaping the Future

Stakeholders in Southeast Ohio considered how redefining readiness today might better prepare students for life and work in the future.

Published: June 5, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Youth Leading Youth and Transforming Education

GripTape is on the path towards making purposeful and intentional change.

Published: May 31, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Virtual Reality in Education: Shifting Perspectives through Immersion and Embodiment

Virtual reality has potential to help learners explore, engage, problem-solve and embody other identities for learning and understanding.

Published: May 30, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Leveraging Cross-Sector Opportunities

We must collaborate to help everyone be ready to navigate the new employment and readiness landscape on the horizon.

Published: May 25, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Finding the Balance in the Future of Learning: Technology and Social Emotional Skills

How might school districts balance the tension between technology and the need for deep inner connection and relationships among people?

Published: May 24, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning, Social Emotional Learning
Article
Creating Future Graduate Profiles

One way to help in the exploration of what a new foundation for readiness could mean is to create future...

Published: May 18, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
What’s Next for Education Changemakers? A Conversation With Sean Elo

Katie King talks with Sean Elo about his experiences working on community-led education changemaking efforts.

Published: May 15, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Exploring the Future of Work Where You Live

We need to take that view to find local leverage points for responding to the changes on the horizon in...

Published: May 11, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Exploring Future Readiness Together

Redefining readiness for the emerging era is one of the most urgent issues on the horizon for individual and community...

Published: May 4, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Early Adopters at the Forefront of Education Changemaking

We are at a unique moment in time when society’s expectations of education are changing. How can we make this...

Published: May 1, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
New Visions for Learning Require Looking beyond the Classroom

Community-based learning offers many possibilities for authentic, real-world, personalized learning experiences available for all learners.

Published: April 27, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
Article
Redefining Readiness in Northeast Ohio: One Scenario for Shaping the Future

This scenario was used with education stakeholders in Northeast Ohio to consider how redefining readiness today might better prepare students...

Published: April 23, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Creating Digital Depth

Together, enhanced physical spaces, hybrid spaces and fully digital spaces form a digital depth spectrum as illustrated above. Each type of...

Published: April 16, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Supporting Responsive Learning Environments

Wearables, augmented reality and virtual reality have the potential to support the creation of responsive learning environments.

Published: April 10, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Reframing Education for the Long Now (Part IV): Reflections on Cultivating a Long Now Mindset in Education

The pace layer framework is a thinking tool of hope and possibility. By expanding perspective to the breadth of civilization...

Published: April 2, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
What’s Next for Education Changemakers? A Conversation with Lillian Pace

Lillian Pace reflects on "Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?"

Published: April 2, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
Article
Designing the Future of Learning: A Paradigm Change

When groups explore the future of learning in KnowledgeWorks workshops, some interesting possibilities arise.

Published: March 28, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A Regional Conversation on Redefining Readiness

The Pittsburgh region has begun the process of thinking through how readiness might come to be redefined.

Published: March 26, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Exploring Prospects for Digital Depth Technologies in Education

Explore five future vignettes describing possible ways in which wearables, augmented reality and virtual reality might be used in ten...

Published: March 22, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Future-Ready Personalized Learning: Levers of Change

Stewarding education systems through the era shift that is underway is going to take persistent and creative work by many...

Published: March 20, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
Article
A Conversation About Creating a Future-Ready Vision for Your Community

Katie King and Virgel Hammonds discuss the ways KnowledgeWorks approaches visioning work.

Published: March 9, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture