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Catch a Glimpse into the Future of Learning

this infographic tells the big story of changes we believe point the way toward a diverse learning ecosystem in which...

Published: July 16, 2013
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Fun and Learning in the Sun: Summer Bridge Programs

Many schools are re-thinking summer and academic engagement by creating fun and educational learning opportunities oftentimes called Summer Bridge.

Published: July 2, 2013
Topics: Early College High School
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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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Disruption Digest

An quick narrative digest of the big story and five disruptions of our third full forecast on the future of...

Published: June 27, 2013
Topics: Future of Learning
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Competency Education Series: Policy Brief Two

Competency Education Series: Policy Brief Two examines three federal innovation competitions to better understand their impact on the growth of...

Published: June 6, 2013
Topics: Education Policy
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Kick Start Your Staff Morale with K-TECH (Part 5): Honor Staff Contributions

Take some time to think about how you have honored your staff in the past and what you might do...

Published: June 5, 2013
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Kick Start Your Staff Morale with K-TECH (Part 4): Three Tips for Making Connections to Improve Staff Morale and Performance

What strategies are your strategies for making connections? How does making connections increase both job performance and staff morale?

Published: May 8, 2013
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Competency Education Series: Policy Brief One

Competency Education Series: Policy Brief One includes a working definition for competency education, examples of states doing the work and suggestions...

Published: April 25, 2013
Topics: Education Policy, Overcoming Challenges
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Kick Start Your Staff Morale with K-TECH (Part 3): Staff Empowerment

How are you empowering your staff to lead, change and grow together by using Dan Pink’s motivation strategies of autonomy,...

Published: April 10, 2013
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High School Race to the Top

This paper provides an overview of the 10 Essential Elements for high school reform as well as real-world examples from...

Published: March 28, 2013
Topics: Education Policy
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The Case for Early College High Schools

With the right supports, early college high schools students are succeeding in college and beyond, at unprecedented rates.

Published: March 27, 2013
Topics: Early College High School, Systems Change
Article
Kick Start Staff Morale (Part 2): Three Tips for Building Trust

Leaders must instill trust by having high expectations that all staff members will be honest, fair and reliable – with...

Published: March 18, 2013
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Kick Start Staff Morale with K-TECH (Part 1): Knowing Your Staff Better

The key to knowing your staff is in learning how they think, what they need, as well as what they...

Published: February 18, 2013
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Note Making: Brain Exercise to Enhance Reading Comprehension Skills

Reading is a fundamental task and too many students are not demonstrating mastery of reading comprehension and inference skills.

Published: January 24, 2013
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
Article
Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 5): 8 Quick, Easy or Free Ways to Honor All Students

Get ideas for classroom-based and school-wide examples for recognizing and honoring students.

Published: December 24, 2012
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An ESEA State Waiver Strategy

States are in dire need of comprehensive education reform that embraces a new way of thinking – a shift from...

Published: December 19, 2012
Topics: Education Policy
Publication
Recommendations for a Second Term: A Federal Transition Memorandum

Read a memo issued from KnowledgeWorks to then Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with recommendations for his second term.

Published: November 26, 2012
Topics: Systems Change
Article
Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 4): Connecting Students in Meaningful Ways

Creating highly rigorous lessons are important for student success, but it is just as important that the lesson is relevant...

Published: November 19, 2012
Article
Teaching with Technology in a Language Arts Classroom

Laura Cross, an English Language Arts teacher at Akron Buchtel Innovation-STEM 7-8 Middle School, shares how she uses technology in her...

Published: November 12, 2012
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The Importance of High Expectations

The expectation that every student in the school will be successful in college – emphasis on every – makes students...

Published: October 17, 2012
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Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 3): Four Tips for Authentic Student Empowerment

Students who feel authentically empowered within their classroom and school are more engaged in the work and demonstrate better behavior...

Published: October 15, 2012
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA
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Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 2): Three Tips for Building Trust

Students who trust their teachers are more likely to engage in learning and less likely to cause disruptions to the...

Published: September 10, 2012
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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
Article
Kick Start Your Classroom with K-TECH (Part 1)

The key is to knowing your students better is in learning how your students think, what they need, as well...

Published: August 9, 2012