Guest post by Mary Tighe
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Preparing Students for an Uncertain Future of Work
Let’s face it. Book smarts probably won’t mean as much in a future workforce more supported by increasingly smart machines. Future workers will need to adapt and quickly learn new skills in order to succeed. How can we help students prepare for this future of unknowns? How can we prepare them not only for college and career, but also to create fulfilling lives as adults? Between a futurist, superintendent, neuroscientist and ed-tech start-up insider, we have some ideas and we’re ready to share.
Personalized Learning and Gubernatorial Candidates
It’s election season and this hotly contested governor’s race will be decided by their educational platforms. Come and watch our two candidates in a mock town hall forum. They will present their education platforms and debate the merits of retaining current school structures or shifting to a personalized, competency-based learning ecosystem. Audience members will be given the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences as learners and educators.
Building Consensus for Personalized Learning
Competency-based, blended, project-based, inquiry-based, experiential, Montessori… and the list goes on. How do you build consensus for personalized learning in such a seemingly divided education landscape? With thoughtful messages and communications strategies, state and school leaders can gain buy-in and overcome myths and negative messages. Here’s how to build consensus for personalized learning, according to research data and real-world examples.