At KnowledgeWorks, we believe that all children can learn, should be challenged to take ownership of their learning and build the knowledge and skills they need for the future.

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Advancing Student-Centered Learning

KnowledgeWorks is dedicated to changing the education culture to prepare each student for future success through personalized learning.

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Brown-haired, bearded white teacher in a purple long-sleeve shirt assisting Black student in white polo shirt on an assignment

Resource: Article

What’s the difference between a standard and a competency?

Sometimes competencies and standards are conflated. Competencies made clear and simple!
illustration of wrecking ball crashing into a brick wall

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Tearing Down the Wall

An examination of the collective impact of personalized learning on special education
Magnifying glass over puzzle pieces. Two puzzlie pieces are missing with the word "policy" in their place.

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Lessons for Sustainable Policy Change

New book offers strategies relevant to today’s political landscape.
a group of stakeholders collaborate in creating a Portrait of a Learner at Nevada's Future of Learning Convening 2022

Resource: Stories from the Field

Building a Portrait of a Nevada Learner from the Community Up

How educators, community members and students are working together to build a vision for the future of teaching and learning in Nevada
adults gathered around a table brainstorming or strategizing with sticky notes

Resource: Stories from the Field

What Happens When Districts Learn from Each Other

Every system, like every learner, is an individual. And they can learn a lot from each other.
illustration of people around a map with locations pinned, data graphics and systems symbols

Resource: Article

Advancing Education Innovation Through Place-Based Strategies

Place-based strategies lead to greater engagement of stakeholders and greater ownership of the work.
A mixed group of educators interacting, convened for the Ohio Personalized Learning Network

Resource: Article

What Personalized Professional Learning Pathways Can Do

The Ohio Personalized Learning Network aims to provide professional learning pathways to help Ohio educators personalize learning for each student. One educator explains.

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Personalized, competency-based learning isn’t about us. It’s about our learners.

Supporting students isn’t an issue of partisan politics – it’s a necessity.
dots connected with multiple colors of chalk on a black chalk board

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Connecting the Dots: Linking Student-Centered Learning and College and Career Pathways

How student-centered learning and college and career pathways best prepare learners to create a more hopeful future
Child with Asian-identifying features in a green dress holds something up to measure it's size against something off camera

Resource: Stories from the Field

What We Measure Matters

Student data is about more than just achievement. We need to capture evidence of meaningful, relevant learning experiences, too.

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