Grounded in our college’s core value of Principled Innovation, Learning Futures seeks to offer experiences, develop resources and strategies, and conduct and support research, all aimed at collaborating with education leaders to design what learning can and should look like in the future.


Latest blog posts

Glass building at sunset

November 10, 2021 | | Design, Learning Futures, OofSI

Former design strategist and project Manager Kyle Wagner shares his experience working on our team and details his personal journey with the Office of Scholarship and Innovation.

School buses

October 5, 2021 | and | OofSI, Principled Innovation, Scholarship

Starting Fall 2021, Ed Leadership has embedded their Leadership Pathways master’s degree program into the Mesa Public Schools with ASU staff to support and coach aspiring leaders in the district.

A graduate at sunset

October 4, 2021 | and | Design, Learning Futures

Over 160 educators, leaders and community members engaged in Project Springboard from spring to summer of 2021, spanning across the US, Canada and Australia. The project wrapped up in August with a final online session, and we have created a report that summarizes the experience, outcomes and feedback we received. A common theme was the value of connecting with like-minded educators from across the world, especially during the challenges of COVID.


Resource collections

We’ve compiled select resources into collections to get you started.

A diving board

This collection of video recordings features content from Project Springboard, a series of online design studio sessions for teams of educators from across the country and the world to advance their vision for what school could be.

Illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo/Slate

This collection of three science fiction short stories, published in collaboration with Slate and New America, explores how learning experiences of all kinds will be shaped by technology and other forces in the future—and the moral, ethical, and social challenges this will entail.

Looking up at the sky from underneath a shade structure of solar panels

This collection of resources introduces the concept of learning futures, why it is important, and how we are approaching it at MLFTC.