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Learning Agents

Educator" has a very specific meaning to most of us, but as the learning ecosystem diversifies, new agents of learning...

Published: September 26, 2011
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
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Learner Personas

To bring the possibility of "amplified" learners to life, KnowledgeWorks and Collective Invention created a series of learner experiences and...

Published: August 22, 2011
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
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The Learning System of 2025

These four scenarios reflect two critical uncertainties: whether the learning system will be a learning oasis or a learning desert...

Published: August 15, 2011
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
Infographic
Scenario Overview

This infographic shares four scenarios, helping readers imagine what learning may look like in 2025.

Published: August 15, 2011
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
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The Future of Learning Agents and Disruptive Innovation

Discover new roles that may be organizing learning for our kids in the future, and figure out how we can...

Published: August 9, 2011
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
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Comments on Proposed District Race to the Top Program

Read KnowledgeWorks comments to the U.S. Department of Education about their proposed District Race to the Top Program.

Published: June 8, 2011
Topics: Education Policy
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Creating a New World of Learning: A Toolkit for Changemakers

Creating a New World of Learning: A Toolkit for Changemakers is a guide to help individuals and organizations become active catalysts and...

Published: April 19, 2011
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning, Transformation
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Innovation Research Briefings

In 2007, KnowledgeWorks hosted a series of four convenings in which education experts explored topics raised in the organization’s first...

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Models of Learning

This series of briefs, building on information in the 2020 Forecast from 2011, outlines examples of existing efforts that signal...

Published: March 28, 2011
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
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Policy Briefs Exploring the Drivers of Change Presented in the 2020 Forecast

These policy briefs, produced by KnowledgeWorks and McREL International, speak to policymakers who are similarly committed to shaping the future...

Published: March 28, 2011
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
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2020 Forecast Update

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

Published: March 11, 2011
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
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Fast Track: Graduates of Ohio’s Early College High Schools

Meet graduates of Ohio’s Early College High Schools and learn more about how they are progressing on the fast track...

Published: September 20, 2010
Topics: Early College High School, Overcoming Challenges, Readiness
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2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning

2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning reveals how many of our fundamental relationships are being reimagined and recreated in ways...

Published: September 20, 2010
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
Article
Smart Scholars Early College High Schools

The State University of New York (SUNY) and Edworks today launched 11 Early College High School Partnerships across the state....

Published: September 16, 2010
Topics: Early College High School
Article
Future of education demands innovation

KnowledgeWorks CEO Chad Wick and other National Journal Education Expert bloggers addressed whether or not last week’s USDOE Investing in...

Published: August 13, 2010
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning
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Starting from Scratch: Dayton Early College Academy

Dayton Early College Academy opened in 2003 as the first early college high school in Ohio and one of just...

Published: August 13, 2009
Topics: Early College High School, Overcoming Challenges, Transformation
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Cleveland Heights High School Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Recognizing that the old comprehensive model wasn’t able to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student body, the Cleveland...

Published: August 13, 2009
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Transformation
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A Different School of Thought: Toledo Early College High School

As part of its Early College High Schools initiative (ECHS), KnowledgeWorks and its partners supported a network of nine schools...

Published: August 13, 2009
Topics: Early College High School, Transformation, Vision and Culture
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Most Likely to Succeed: Real-Life Stories of Progress in Five Redesigned Urban High Schools

In "Most Likely to Succeed," you can read real-life stories of progress from the front lines of high school reform.

Published: August 13, 2009
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Transformation
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Map of Future Forces

In 2006 KnowledgeWorks published its first formal forecast of the future of education.

Published: November 1, 2006
Topics: Emerging Trends, Future of Learning