Dr. James Johnson, Jr. started a morning of conversation looking at the future of work. The workforce and jobs are changing and that means change for education. It’s up to all of us to decide what that looks like.
While Dr. Johnson might have introduced a little uncertainty to the conversation, he was also inviting everyone in attendance to be involved in planning for the future of education. Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, helped ground everyone with an international look at education and how we define student success. She talked about the past and current state of education policy and the role we all need to play in moving education forward.
The afternoon was spent with deep dives into early college, personalized learning and competency-based education. Often, sessions would end and people would linger in the room long past presentations, sharing questions, ideas and contact information.
There’s still one day left of the KnowledgeWorks Experience Conference and, based on late night tweets from people practicing for tomorrow’s presentations, it will be a good one that continues the conversation about making student dreams come true.