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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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
Infographic
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
Publication
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
Publication
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
Article
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