Create the Future of Education
The Future of Education is not just about following the top trends in innovation in learning. It’s about creating that future.
It’s for those who believe there’s a better way than the status quo for individuals to learn. It’s for those who believe we can help all individuals build their passions and fulfill their human potential. It’s for those who believe that innovation can help us throw off a standardized, monolithic education system and build a set of options that recognizes each person as the individual they are—and treats them with dignity.
I’ve been working to create that better future for over 15 years through my writing, speaking, consulting, advocacy, and research. I’m the cofounder of the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit think tank; an adjunct lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education; and coauthor of multiple books on the future of learning, including:
the recently released From Reopen to Reinvent,
Disrupting Class coauthored with Clayton Christensen
and Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life
This newsletter helps paint a vision of the future of education and show how we can move to that vision in all realms of learning, from K–12 to higher education and lifelong learning.
Subscribe to get access to the newsletter and website so that you can stay current and never miss an update on the future of education. The free issues include a twice monthly roundup of articles and podcasts from external sources. Some articles and the occasional audio podcast are also free for all subscribers and come out weekly.
Here are some examples that showcase the range of writing and audio from the past that are available to everyone:
New Book Advocates Using Pandemic Lessons to Reinvent Education
Agency and Empowering Individuals: A Conversation with Ian Rowe and Scott Barry Kaufman (audio)
Still skeptical about mastery-based learning? Here’s a better way of looking at what it is and does
Those who pay are directly supporting a vision of helping each and every individual around the world build their passions and fulfill their potential. That mission matters for individuals and society.
Those who pay also get access to full articles and transcribed interviews with educators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders on the cutting edge of education on a weekly basis, as well as exclusive articles for paid subscribers.
The big difference? If you’re a free subscriber, you’ll see when virtually all the issues are published, but you won’t be able to access all of them. Twice monthly roundups are accessible to everyone, but many of the articles and almost all the audio and transcribed editions with guests are for paying members only. In other words, when you pay, you get unfettered access to the text and audio.
Here are some examples of paid articles and audio:
Awash in Federal Dollars, Schools Have a Chance To Reinvent Themselves
We’re looking at adding Q&A sessions with paid subscribers as well, so stay tuned.
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We’re living right now during an amazing opportunity to transform learning worldwide so that all students can achieve their full potential. From K12 education to higher education and workforce learning, and from the United States to big innovations globally, this newsletter will give you insight on the big trends shaping education. You won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.
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More About Me
If you want to know more about me, check out https://michaelbhorn.com/about/.
In addition to the above, I cohost the top education podcasts Future U and Class Disrupted. I’m a regular contributor to Forbes.com and the New York Sun. I also serve as an executive editor at Education Next, and my work has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, and NBC.
I serve on the board and advisory boards of a range of education organizations, including Imagine Worldwide, Minerva University, the LearnLaunch Institute, and Guild Education, and I’m a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners. I’ve been able to help create and invest in companies through my time at Entangled Studios.
I was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and Tech&Learning magazine named me to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. I hold a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.