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Exploring the Future of Education Changemaking: A Q&A with Judy Peppler and Michael DiMaggio of KnowledgeWorks

Judy Peppler and Michael DiMaggio reflect on "Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?"

Published: March 6, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Reframing Education for the Long Now (Part III)

Taking a pace layer perspective to examine and strategize about long-term transformation in education offers multiple ways to frame intention,...

Published: March 2, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Education Changemaking: Cultivating Learning Ecosystems for the Greater Good

At this time in U.S. education changemaking, we have great opportunity to channel social, political, and economic shifts to create...

Published: March 2, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Shaping the Future of Readiness Together

A new discussion and facilitation guide supports facilitating and participating in meaningful conversations about the future of readiness in communities.

Published: February 28, 2018
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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Poster: Leveraging Digital Depth for Responsive Learning Environment

This poster features vignettes illustrating possibilities for how education might take advantage of wearables, augmented reality and virtual reality.

Published: February 27, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Leveraging Digital Depth for Responsive Learning Environments

This paper explores the potential for wearables, augmented reality and virtual reality to help create more responsive learning environments.

Published: February 21, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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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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Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?

The future is not a fixed point. It is ours to create. That statement is particularly relevant to a new...

Published: January 29, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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Reframing Education for the Long Now: Education as Intellectual Infrastructure

As a form of intellectual infrastructure, education is well-positioned to take advantage of both the rapid testing of new ideas...

Published: January 22, 2018
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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What’s Next for Changemakers Infographic

This infographic illustrates the four scenarios from "Shaping the Future of American Public Education: What’s Next for Changemakers?" and offers...

Published: January 10, 2018
Topics: Future of Learning
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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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Reframing Education for the Long Now: Balancing Immediate Needs With Long-Term Transformation

As a system, education straddles the pressures of individuals’ and society’s immediate needs and inequities on the one side with...

Published: December 7, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Opportunities to Shape the Future of Postsecondary and Higher Education

When KnowledgeWorks’ strategic foresight team worked with leaders and innovators across education to explore implications of our comprehensive ten-year forecast,...

Published: October 26, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning, Higher Education
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Shaping the Future of Learning: Higher and Postsecondary Education Strategy Workbook

Shaping the Future of Learning: Higher and Postsecondary Education Strategy Workbook explores five critical opportunities for faculty, administrators and leaders...

Published: October 24, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning, Higher Education
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Redefining Readiness: A New Foundation for New Futures of Work

Work is changing rapidly as the rise of smart machines and the decline of full-time employment raise uncertainties about the...

Published: October 20, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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Speaking a Shared Language and the Future of Readiness

A few weeks ago, I attended the 2017 Close It Summit. The theme of the conference was “Shift Happens,” and,...

Published: October 13, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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Readiness Skills as Displayed in Young Adult Fiction

How do you track down the evil scientist who infected you with a virus that occasionally turns you into a...

Published: October 9, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning
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Don’t Let Your Students Grow Up to Be Blade Runners

Before there were internet memes, there was the Voight-Kampff machine. And rather than tell you which Harry Potter house you’d...

Published: October 6, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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From Farm to Table, Across Four Industrial Revolutions

Read about how farming is, and always has been, among those leading the way in technology through each of the...

Published: September 29, 2017
Topics: Future of Learning
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The Intersection of Immigration and Readiness

Emotional regulation, deep self-knowledge and empathy and perspective-taking were key to Rolando Fernando's experience as immigrant, student and professional.

Published: September 20, 2017
Topics: Education Policy, ESSA, Future of Learning