Education Innovation: The Shift to Reskilling and Lifelong Learning (Luncheon)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
1:00 pm   -   2:30 pm
Room: Ballroom

Today’s educators have a responsibility to ensure that their students are prepared to meet the demands of tomorrow’s workforce. By many accounts, the current situation is mixed: The nation’s high school graduation rate hit a new high earlier this year, but achievement and college-readiness scores on tests like the ACT, SAT and the National Assessment of Educational Progress have been generally flat in recent years. At the same time, employers are clamoring for students with a wider set of future-oriented skills – in computing and the STEM fields, as well as in critical thinking, creativity and teamwork. To help fill the gaps, many K-12 schools, community colleges and four-year institutions are revamping their courses and curricula; partnering with companies on industry-aligned programs, apprenticeships, career pathways and reskilling efforts; and otherwise rethinking the ways that people teach and learn. Hear from voices from across the education spectrum as they share their thoughts on the best ways to align education with the demands of a changing jobs landscape.

Dan Mantz, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation

CONVERSATION: K-12 Education Innovation
Vince Bertram, Ed.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Project Lead The Way
Nancy Butler Songer, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, Drexel University
Lauren Camera, Education Reporter, U.S. News & World Report (moderator)

Gregory H. Johnson, National Innovation and Strategy Advisor, Boy Scouts of America

PANEL: Working Toward the College of the Future
Laurie Leshin, Ph.D., President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges
Philip Regier, Ph.D., University Dean for Educational Initiatives; Chief Executive Officer, EdPlus, Arizona State University
Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University
Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report (moderator)

Martin Dahinden, Ph.D., Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States