Exploring the Pandemic-Formed Future for Young Children

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This interactive learning and strategy session, facilitated by KnowledgeWorks’ social innovation partner Openfields and forecast partner Capita, will help you to make sense of our uncertain future, and to apply insights from Foundations for Flourishing Futures: A Look Ahead for Young Children and Families during COVID-19 and the rebuilding to come. Register

Black Student Voices: Reflecting on Race and Racism in Schools

This Education Week series provides an opportunity for educators to hear from students directly regarding race and racism.

As thousands of students joined demonstrations across the country against police abuse, Education Week spoke with 10 Black high school students from every corner of the US about how issues of race and racism should be handled in schools. The series features videos of recorded conversations where students tell educators what they need in schools,… Read More ›

Anti-Racism Resources for Educators

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have strengthened calls for a national gut check. Recognizing the disproportional impact of the pandemic on already oppressed communities, folks from a variety of backgrounds are looking at how schools are designed and saying, “I don’t want to return to normal. Normal isn’t good enough.” So, where do… Read More ›

10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Whether learning occurs in brick-and-mortar schools or in virtual environments, student engagement drives an impressive array of student outcomes. Eric Toshalis, Senior Director of Impact at KnowledgeWorks, uses research to present and explain ways educators can drive student engagement in their classrooms regardless of whether they are teaching virtually or in-person. In this paper, he… Read More ›

Diversity Talks

Diversity Talks is a Rhode Island organization dedicated to bringing students to the forefront of conversations about race and equity. This group, founded by two students and a teacher, trains students to lead teacher professional development around race and diversity. The founders believe that to help schools address issues of inequality in education, students’ own voices… Read More ›

Culturally Responsive Education Hub

Resources for teachers and leaders that capture the power of culturally responsive teaching and tools to become more culturally responsive.

Culturally Responsive Teaching focuses on providing quality education to all students, with curriculum and content reflective of their identities and school environments that are safe and supportive. The CRE Hub provides history, tools and resources to learn about and build the movement for culturally responsive education and ethnic studies. The site includes many resources for… Read More ›

Providence Students Use Data to Participate in System Change

Beyoncé and many others have said, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” This is particularly true during the myriad crises presented by our current pandemic. But even before COVID-19, way back in the summer of 2019, it was all lemons for educators in Providence, RI. A blistering report from the Johns Hopkins Institute told… Read More ›

Supporting Students to be Independent Learners: State and District Actions

This report features actionable insights to help state policymakers encourage culturally and linguistically responsive education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report asserts that culturally and linguistically responsive education helps students build a sense of connection to school and become independent learners. The skills that are hallmarks of independent learners – confidence, competence, and interpersonal skills… Read More ›

Learning Revolution/Reinventing Schools Weekly Series

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This is a hub for daily online presentations, conferences, and events for educators. A set of time-zone-based calendars list all available sessions as they are scheduled on a rolling basis. The sessions will also be recorded and available to watch for free. The call for proposals is continually open. Presentation acceptances will be made on… Read More ›

Why Middle Schoolers Thrive in a Self-Paced Classroom

In this article, a veteran teacher discusses how they are increasing student engagement during remote learning by letting students take more responsibility for their own learning. The author suggests letting students conduct projects on topics of their own choosing to motivate and engage them in deeper level learning. Through examples, the author dispels the myth… Read More ›

Passion Projects Fuel Student-Driven Learning

In this article, a veteran teacher details how to engage students through a self-directed passion project. The author notes that for many students interest at the end of the year is lagging. The author provides detailed steps and tips to guide students through creation of projects on topics of their own choosing to engage them… Read More ›