Education Innovation: The Shift to Reskilling and Lifelong Learning (Luncheon)
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 in 2017, 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.
Presentations and conversations include:
- Assessing the State of K-12 Education in the U.S.
- Working Toward the College of the Future
- Getting a Global Perspective: Lessons from an International Leader