What was Imagine FutureEd?

Imagine FutureEd is an online design competition that was hosted by KnowledgeWorks and Teach the Future in early 2017. Youth participants were be asked to submit a scenario (a story about the future) about the future of learning and had the option of producing an accompanying artifact from the future (an illustration of an object or scene from a future world).

Who won Imagine FutureEd?

Three students were named winners of Imagine FutureEd: Sierra McLeod, Savannah VanGotum, and Layne Shelton. Savannah and Layne each received a 32BG iPad Air 2 for their winning scenario submissions, and Sierra won the iPad and a $150 VISA gift card for her winning scenario and artifact from the future submissions. Michelle Strickland supported Savannah and Layne in creating winning submissions was also awarded a $200 VISA gift card. Learn more about the winners and their submissions in the Winners section of this site.

Will you hold the Imagine FutureEd competition again?

KnowledgeWorks and Teach the Future are considering the possibility of hosting the competition again. If you would like to express interest in participating in a future competition, please email foresight@knowledgeworks.org.

Are resources from the competition available even though the competition has ended?

Yes. The Competition Activities section of this site includes five activities KnowledgeWorks and Teach the Future created to help students and educators create submissions. Any educator or student is welcome to download and use the activities to help explore the future of learning. The Supporting Resources section also has how-to videos of certain activities, tips for use, and examples of scenarios and artifacts from the future.

Who are the host organizations?

KnowledgeWorks is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to providing every learner with meaningful personalized learning experiences that ensure success in college, career and civic life. In addition to developing the capabilities of educators to implement and sustain competency-based and early college schools and partnering with federal, state and district leaders to remove policy barriers that inhibit the growth of personalized learning, we provide national thought leadership around the future of learning. Teach the Future is a nonprofit whose mission is to bring foresight and futures thinking to students and schools.