Future of Work Online Summit

What to Teach Today to Prepare Students for Tomorrow’s Workplace

This event occurred on February 26, 2020 3:00 PM EST and is only accessible to those who originally registered.
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More than half of the educators who responded to a survey by the Education Week Research Center—51 percent—said that updating curriculum to get students ready for the jobs of the future is a top priority.

  • But what exactly are those skills and how are schools changing their curricular offerings to meet them?
  • How do they address the tension between traditional academics and businesses’ demands?
  • How are they overcoming entrenched ideas about what school should look like?

Join Education Week reporters and their expert guests for a lively summit designed to explore these issues and more.

Event Video

What to Teach Today to Prepare Students for Tomorrow’s Workplace: In Conversation With Education Week


1:00–2:30 p.m. ET | Discussions Open

Education Week journalists and their special guests provide practical takeaways on getting students ready for the jobs of the future.
1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

What Are Schools Doing Now to Bridge the Gap Between Career and the Classroom?

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Taking School to Work

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Learning to Wrangle ‘Big Data’

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Equip Students for Success with Critical Thinking

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

How Schools Can Realign Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Teaching Practice for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

2:30–3:00 p.m. ET

Final Reporter Wrap-up

Monica Casillas
Associate Director of Professional Development Introduction to Data Science, University of California at Los Angeles, Center X
Megan Fasules
Research Economist Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Suyen Machado
Project Director Introduction to Data Science, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Center X
Colleen Viggiano
Deputy Superintendent Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, Cortland, N.Y.
Catherine Gewertz was a writer for Education Week who covered national news and features.
Holly Kurtz is the director of the EdWeek Research Center.
Mark Lieberman is a reporter for Education Week who covers school finance.
Stephen Sawchuk is an assistant managing editor for Education Week, leading coverage of teaching, learning, and curriculum.
Sarah D. Sparks covers education research, data, and the science of learning for Education Week.
Debra Viadero is an assistant managing editor 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.