As we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, its aftermath and the future of learning, one thing is clear: The future of learning needs to be learner-centered, flexible and resilient. It needs to meet the needs of each student. Read how KnowledgeWorks is working alongside our partners to create a more resilient, equitable future of learning.
Education policy that helps each student
We help advance policies that assist learning communities and states to meet the current uncertainties by building resiliency and flexibility into the system, while also advancing personalized, competency-based learning for each learner.
This guidance was created to help education policymakers and stakeholders take short- and long-term action to create resilient, equitable education systems.
COVID-19 allowed states to review existing policies, giving flexibility to think differently about seat time and redefining seat time all together. Learn how 10 states enacted policy changes to account for flexibilities around seat time.
Based off proposals to U.S. Department of Education, states continue to look to personalized, competency-based learning practices for more flexibility.
How can schools improve the high school to post-secondary transition during a pandemic? ECS released six briefs to help conceptualize.
Lillian Pace explores the big questions federal policymakers must address for a more equitable, sustainable, resilient education landscape during COVID-19.
States, such as Minnesota and Hawaii, have taken steps to strengthen human capital and infrastructure. How else can states ensure equitable education?
Enabling and supporting remote teaching and learning
Schools across the country closed their doors overnight, but that didn’t mean learning stopped. Read about how communities across the country adapted during quarantine with care at the core.
What do we want for schools? We can take advantage of the opportunity to rethink teaching and learning by exploring standards, assessments and access.
Two years in, these four districts share milestones reached in pioneering personalized, competency-based learning – and the distance learning challenges it helped them meet.
We’re celebrating the KnowledgeWorks learning communities by sharing positive stories of incorporating social-emotional learning, positivity and community.
Futures thinking now
In our strategic foresight work, we’ve referenced the idea of preparing learners, educators and learning communities for an uncertain future. Never has this felt more relevant than now, which is why we’re sharing tools and leading conversations about potential futures of learning.
What do we need to ask ourselves when we are forced to confront systemic issues and the tensions that they raise? Explore three major issues and their emerging tensions. We’ve rounded up the resources around “Education in the Balance.”
Engineering education researcher Kate Goodman shares her thoughts on foundational and emerging issues related to smart technologies in education in light of COVID-19.
How do futures thinking and systems change interact in envisioning the future of learning for everyone? Katherine Prince delves into the topic on her Tomorrow conversation.