Unbundled: Designing Personalized Pathways for Every Learner

Every learner deserves an unlimited number of unbundled opportunities to explore, engage, and define experiences that advance their progress along a co-designed educational pathway. Each pathway provides equitable and personalized access to stacked learning experiences leading to post-secondary credentials and secure family-sustaining employment. This vision is only enabled by an unbundled learning ecosystem.

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New Pathways

The Tail is Wagging the Education System

Given the staggering number of students who are not well-served by the efficiency-focused college admissions process for a small number of elite universities, it is time for us to redefine success, prioritize authentic learning, and offer relevant pathways to ensure that all students know who they are, thrive and community and actively engage in the world as their best selves.

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Equity & Access

Assessment as Revelation, not Destination

When we think about the implication of education within high stakes societal times experiencing struggle and scarcity, we often succumb to the comfort of what we know, and what we think we can control but we must open the possibilities in learning spaces to improve the livelihoods of our students and support their growth and development into a world of possibility.

Difference Making at the Heart of Learning

Our challenges and opportunities are shared and it’s never been easier, or more important to make a difference. From hundreds of school visits and thousands of conversations with students, parents, preachers, policy-makers and the like — difference making has emerged as the most important way for us to transform learning experiences for young people and build a better future for all. Check out our series, as well as the book by Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag!

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EdTech

12 Ideas to Try in 2023

The use of digital tools that help to connect students with real-world learning opportunities will expand global awareness and transform the learning experience.

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EduCatered: Season Finale

This special season finale is hosted by producer Mason, and he interviews Shawnee Caruthers and previous guest, now Getting Smart teammate, Victoria Andrews.