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Observing Interconnections: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

One of the Futures Studies tools everyone can use to analyze issues at the systems level is a Connection Circle....

Published: September 2, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
Article
Scaling Student-Centered Practices in New Hampshire

See how one state is scaling student-centered learning with Work-Study Practices in some resources at Student Centered Learning Research Collaborative.

Published: August 31, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity, Impact and Improvement
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Words Matter: How Utah is Updating Education Policy to Signal the Future of Learning in the State

How can a simple change of phrase lead to a change in accountability systems? See how Utah implemented changes, all...

Published: August 27, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
Success Story
Resilience and Maturity: One Graduate Navigates Life with Skills Learned

One graduate reflects on the skills learned during her internship and outlined in district’s Portrait of a Graduate. Big takeaway?...

Published: August 25, 2020
Topics: Higher Education
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Communicating the Future: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

Katherine Prince and Jason Swanson chat about the tools and resources needed to frame and prepare for change and why...

Published: August 19, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning
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10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Research confirms that most students tend to respond positively to these 10 core drivers of engagement.

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Using Personalized, Competency-Based Learning to Address System Disruptions

How can schools improve the high school to post-secondary transition during a pandemic? ECS released six briefs to help conceptualize.

Published: August 14, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Remaking Tomorrow Explores a Just, Learner-Centered Future for Education in the Greater Pittsburgh Region

In partnership with Remake Learning, KnowledgeWorks presents Remaking Tomorrow: Learning in a Post-Pandemic Future.

Published: August 10, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Teacher Preparation

What has COVID-19 taught us about how to build an adaptable and effective educator workforce?

Published: August 10, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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Education Futures: Balancing the Familiar and the Unknown

A publication aiming to help strategic foresight practitioners and organizations considering investing in Futures Studies

Published: August 5, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Social-Emotional Needs

COVID-19 elevated the importance of social-emotional learning. Now how do we center it in our education systems?

Published: August 4, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Social Emotional Learning
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Mental Models and Transformation from the Inside Out

We must transform our mental models in order to transform education systems.

Published: July 29, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: Accountability

Did COVID-19 create an accountability pause or a reset? Lillian Pace explores traditional accountability methods and what will need to...

Published: July 28, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
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Facing Uncertainty: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

How does the future of learning look when faced with uncertainties presented by COVID-19? Katie King and Anne Olson discuss.

Published: July 23, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Exploring the Federal Implications of COVID-19: K-12 Assessments

Are annual accountability assessments a thing of the past?

Published: July 21, 2020
Topics: Assessment and Accountability, Education Policy
Article
Systems Thinking and the Work of Transformation

The urgent need for systems thinking and transformation cannot be understated right now.

Published: July 20, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
Article
Moving Beyond Waivers: Kentucky’s Story

Kentucky is taking a thoughtful approach to address the connection between seat-time and funding.

Published: July 15, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
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KnowledgeWorks Turns 20

Today marks a big milestone for KnowledgeWorks. We’re celebrating 20 years of creating the future of learning.

Published: July 7, 2020
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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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Introducing the Idaho Mastery Education Framework

Idaho State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra introduced the Idaho Mastery Education Framework to an audience of over 300.

Published: June 25, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
Article
Help Wanted: Flexibility Needed

What have states, such as Kentucky and Arkansas, been doing to ensure continuity of learning plans and flexibility in preparation...

Published: June 11, 2020
Topics: Education Policy
Article
Two Years Closer to Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning in North Dakota

Two years in, these four districts share milestones reached in pioneering personalized, competency-based learning – and the distance learning challenges...

Published: June 2, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
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Portrait of a Graduate and the Promise Behind a Diploma

What does the portrait of a graduate look like in Orchard View Schools in Muskegon, Michigan? We look at the...

Published: May 28, 2020
Topics: Vision and Culture
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Why Giving Learners Choices is an Important Part of Student Engagement

Learn why offering students choices is an important part of creating a student-centered classroom.

Published: May 26, 2020
Topics: 101