Future of Work Online Summit

How Schools Should Prepare All Students for the Future of Work: The Big Equity Challenge

Wed., March 31, 2021, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
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The disruption to the economy caused by COVID-19 is already reshaping the kinds of job opportunities and challenges today’s students will face when they enter the workforce. Those challenges will be especially big for students of color, those living in poverty, English language learners, and students with special needs.

This online summit will examine which groups of students have fallen the farthest behind academically during COVID-19, what schools need to do to help them catch up, and what skills they will need to succeed in a post-COVID-19 economy. It will also tackle the challenges of getting more students of color involved in STEM fields and the role schools play in making that happen.

The summit will also feature exclusive survey data from the EdWeek Research Center on these topics as well as insights from senior executives from a diverse mix of companies across the United States about how the pandemic is reshaping the skills students will need to succeed in the workplace.

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How the COVID-19 Economy Is Reshaping the Workforce for Today’s Students

Steps Schools Must Take to Prepare All Students for the Jobs of the Future

How to Bridge Big Equity Gaps in the Development of Virtual Working Skills

Getting Students of Color More Involved in STEM Fields: What Schools Need to Do

Kevin Bushweller oversees coverage of educational technology and learning environments for Education Week.
Alyson Klein is an assistant editor for Education Week.
Mark Lieberman is a reporter for Education Week covering technology and online learning.
Sarah D. Sparks covers education research, data, and the science of learning for Education Week.
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Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.