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.

Upcoming events

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Project Springboard: Reimagining School Post COVID

April 28, May 12, May 26, and June 9, 2021

Join Arizona State University and an inspiring group of leaders and experts — including Christina Kishimoto, Pasi Sahlberg, Tony Wagner, Valerie Greenhill and Ted Dintersmith — for a series of 4+1 design studio sessions to help you empower your school or district to set the stage for unparalleled progress as you move from this disrupted school year into the upcoming 2021-22 school year.


Latest blog posts

A snowy road in the mountains

February 12, 2021 | | Design, Learning Futures, Technology

Revisit the keynote for the 2021 ShapingEDU Winter Games, a story of uncertainty, disruption, and resilience. See how we define learning futures, tackle the challenge of designing educational systems, explore strategic foresight tools, and build an ecosystem if resilience into our IgnitED Labs.

CIE and ASU Shaping EDU logos

February 10, 2021 | | Scholarship

How might educators, learning designers, and education leaders help to find the right solutions that will spur student engagement, inclusion, and success?

Kids hiking at sunset. One kid is helping the other up a boulder.

January 27, 2021 | | Design

In late 2019, the OofSI team was approached by Access ASU and Be A Leader Foundation about an opportunity to provide training to a group of newly hired coaches who would be working with schools in multiple school districts.


Resource collections

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

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.

An satellite view of the Lena Delta Reserve in Russia

Explore this collection of resources related to reimagining our educational paradigm to create a more sustainable future for all forms of life on Earth.