Exploring the Pandemic-Formed Future for Young Children

families and kids

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

“A New Era of Learning: Futures Thinking for Education Programs”

Connect 2020

Prince’s session invites us to imagine new kinds of education structures, practices, roles, and programs that support the healthy development of young people, effective lifelong learning, and community vitality. Even as we navigate near-term disruption, five drivers of change are shaping what is possible for the future of learning. Explore how educators can keep their eyes… Read More ›

State Guidance for Building Resilient and Equitable Education Systems

This guidebook provides education stakeholders with important considerations for this calendar year and beyond.

This guidebook was created in response to COVID-19’s disruption to help guide education policymakers and stakeholders in taking action to create resilient and equitable education systems. This guidance provides education stakeholders with important considerations for this calendar year and beyond on how to advance personalized, competency-based systems that empower students to master rigorous learning pathways… Read More ›

Building Racial Justice and Equity

Bringing together many of ASCD's resources on building racial equity in education in one place, ASCD has made these tools available for free.

This webpage brings together many of ASCD‘s resources on building racial equity in education in one place. These include issues of ASCDExpress, Educational Leadership, and webinars. ASCD has made all these articles and tools available for free without a membership. There are many relevant resources here for teachers and education leaders of any grade level.… Read More ›

Students Are Demanding Anti-Racist Curriculum and Instruction

Students across the country are demanding their districts embrace more culturally diverse and explicitly anti-racist curriculum.

This article from Education Week’s Teacher blog discusses the important involvement of youth in recent social-justice demonstrations, petitions and demands. The article outlines the demands made by students in several different parts of the country for their respective school districts to embrace, including demands such as more culturally diverse and explicitly antiracist curriculum. Educators will… 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 ›

Policy Recommendations to Support Social, Emotional and Academic Development

This report features policy recommendations to nurture students’ connections to school to support both well-being and academic outcomes. Due to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the quality of students’ relationships with adults and peers and their sense of connection to school are vitally important during remote and in-person learning. The report asserts that relationships… 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 ›

Three Ways to Scale Student-Centered Reforms in Your System

Since 2014, New Hampshire educators can meet academic accountability requirements through a statewide Performance Assessment for Competency-based Education (PACE) system. Aimed at capturing a more authentic assessment of content knowledge, educators have developed and scored performance tasks with levels of reliability and validity comparable to state level standardized tests. As part of a William and… Read More ›

Blended Learning Universe

Developed by the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit think tank working to improve education, healthcare, and global prosperity through innovation, this website showcases blended learning resources. It features basics on blended learning and related instructional models, including videos and examples in action, tips and resources to take a school step-by-step through planning and research publications.… Read More ›

How Will Schools Provide Special Education During the Coronavirus Crisis?

This article looks at the challenge districts are facing to provide special education services and equitable access to learning during school closures due to COVID-19. It dives into the dilemma administrators across the nation are facing trying to interpret and adhere to federal policies and discusses how different districts have responded. While it cannot provide… Read More ›