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.
What to Teach Today to Prepare Students for Tomorrow’s Workplace: In Conversation With Education Week
Education Week journalists and their special guests provide practical takeaways on getting students ready for the jobs of the future.
What Are Schools Doing Now to Bridge the Gap Between Career and the Classroom?
Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom
Taking School to Work
Learning to Wrangle ‘Big Data’
Equip Students for Success with Critical Thinking
Learning how to think is an integral part of academic achievement. Students who are empowered to think critically have the skill set to succeed in the classroom, to perform with confidence on assessments, and to face the demands and complexities of the future. Join Mentoring Minds to discuss how students can become more effective critical thinkers and problem solvers when they apply the 9 Traits of Critical Thinking™: Adapt, Examine, Create, Communicate, Collaborate, Reflect, Strive, Link, and Inquire. By modeling and teaching the 9 traits across the curriculum, educators can build a thinking culture that supports student growth and achievement.
How Schools Can Realign Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Teaching Practice for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reorienting the global economy and the future of work. New jobs in STEM, a growing prevalence of technology, and a need for interpersonal competencies are placing greater emphasis on digital literacy and computer science skills as well as critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.
How can educators adapt teaching and learning to ensure students graduate with these career-ready skills?
This discussion will offer insights, resources, and conversation to assess the Fourth Industrial Revolution's impact on career readiness initiatives and programs and equip participants with strategies to effectively realign pedagogy, curriculum content and skills, and teaching practices.
Final Reporter Wrap-up
Led by Assistant Managing Editor Debbie Viadero, the Education Week newsroom will close out the day with insights from the discussions they’ve had with you, the readers.
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.