Personalized Learning

The 12 Shifts for Student-Centered Hybrid Environments

[…] student inquiry. Her democratic classroom starts by finding out what topics her students are interested in, and then organizing objectives and curriculum around it. In her ‘ Future World’ project, students explore what the world will look like in 2025. They build fake eye scanners, renewable energy models, and futuristic robots. Her job as […]

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Future of Learning

How do we prepare students to flourish in a VUCA future?

If we want students to be prepared to flourish in an unpredictable future, we shouldn’t be focused on the future at all: we should be focused on ensuring they flourish now. Erin Lynn Raab explores the term VUCA and its significance when designing for today's schools.

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Leadership

How to Win Over Your Futures Skeptics

[…] the form of snide comments about plausibility, subtle questions about data, or outright rejection of any possibilities that don’t fit into a comfortable, already-held narrative about the future. While it might be easier to just dismiss the skeptics and work with like-minded folks only, doing so is often impractical; and frankly defeats the purpose […]

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New Pathways

The Time For Futures Is Now

Every decision we make shapes the reality for future generations. We must embrace not knowing, and prepare ourselves with new tools and mindsets that enable us to grapple with what could be and pay attention to signals that help predict and prepare for upcoming challenges.

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Equity & Access

12 Shifts to Move from Teacher-Led to Student-Centered Environments

[…] their students are the ones doing most of the talking. In this particular example, a student ambassador shares the interdisciplinary work they are completing around designing their future boarding school. She articulates the different systems teams of peers are in charge of developing, from a waste management plan to energy consumption. Their challenge is […]

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Future of Learning

Dream Jobs of the Innovation Age

By: Cameron Paterson. It is important to develop transferable skills and career insights for young people to aspire to the dream jobs of the innovation age.

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New Pathways

Inviting Learners into Work That Matters

We’ve found pockets of excellence in three dozen high school visits this spring and where we’ve spotted evidence of deeper learning (i.e., engagement, critical thinking, excellent public products) it’s been work that matters to the learner and their community-- it’s relevant, purposeful, and consequential work.

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New Pathways

How Design Thinking Is Preparing Young People to Lead

[…] giving students all the knowledge needed to solve problems like climate change and economic inequality. And even if they could teach them every fact and formula, these future leaders will need a lot more than a base of knowledge to address what’s heading our way. Our classrooms will instead need to be places that […]

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