Jul 2 2024

Learning Ecosystems: An Introduction with Examples

Knowledge to Power Catalysts


In the recently released report, “Too Essential to Fail: Why Our Big Bet on Public Education Needs a Bold National Response” (commissioned by Education Reimagined), Karen Pittman and Merita Irby outline how we can create “a new education architecture that leverages the full complement of community resources needed to empower and support learners for life, work, and civic engagement.” They make the case that, taken together, parents, learners, community organizations, employers, academic researchers, and educators – both teachers and administrators – know enough about what isn't working, what is working, and what is needed to make education meaningful and impactful for everyone. It is time to stop tinkering around the edges and time to move from thinking about systems to focusing on improving the health of learning ecosystems. But what, exactly, is a learning ecosystem?

Join us on July 2 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT to explore core principles of learning ecosystems and what it takes to ensure they are healthy, equitable, and thriving. We’ll be joined by Dr. Tom Akiva, University of Pittsburgh, and Tyler Samstag, Remake Learning to take away the mystery of what learning ecosystems are and learn about the decades of innovative ecosystems stewardship in and around Pittsburgh, PA.

This is the first in a series of webinars Knowledge to Power Catalysts will be hosting between now and September focused on centering youth thriving. Additional webinars will be announced in the coming weeks.



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