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How Big Data Can Inform the Future of Re-Skilling

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A conundrum often cited in the current debate on the future of work is the contention that ‘not every displaced coal miner will be able to become a software engineer.” Essentially, this rhetorically charged argument asks: how do you get someone from point A to point B?

Collaboration: Key to Successful Teams and Projects

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By Tom Vander Ark and Emily Liebtag. Collaboration is key to successful teams and projects. It is sometimes thought of as a “soft skill” but in high-performance organizations, collaboration is the result of the intentional design of culture, structure, and tools, and the cultivation of individual mindsets and skill sets.

Preparing Students for Future Work: What is the Gig Economy?

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We can help prepare students for the new gig economy by offering more opportunities for them to explore and create, through opportunities to not only explore the types of jobs available but also job shadow to learn firsthand, the qualifications and skills that may be necessary.

The Only Constant is Change: Adjusting Our Practices to Meet the World’s Expectations

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Anna Durfee shares with you a few small changes your school can make in order to better prepare students for the future of work and the rapid, and sometimes alarming, changes that come with it.

Design Thinking and Other Learning Priorities to Educate Today’s Students for the Coming Automation Economy

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For young people facing novelty and complexity, critical attack skills include design thinking, project management, data science, and delivering in teams. Here's how we can give them those skills.

Getting Ready for the Jobs of the Future

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What skills will students need for the jobs of the future? How will the automation economy impact the employment landscape? Tom and Emily dive into the future of work and how schools can best support students and help them become career ready.

Skills of the Future: How to Thrive in the Complex New World

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Tom discusses Pavel Luksha, founder Global Education Futures, new report on what graduates should know and be able to do. The report reviews global trends, changes in work and the implications for education.

The Future of Work Is the Future of Lifelong Learning

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In order to engrain the habits of metacognition and continuous improvement into both ourselves and those we serve, we need actionable behaviors that we can personally model before we will be able to develop structures and cultures that will encourage those skills.

High Tech Exec Advocates for High Agency Learning

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What skills will be important in five years? What can schools do to plan for the skills that will be necessary for students to have mastered? Tom and Marie Bjerede discuss both and the importance of student agency in this week's podcast.

The Value of the Human in an AI World

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Let’s start with that first question about preparing our students to contribute. Let me ask you this: what value does a human add to an automated world? The key thing to remember is that AI exists because we birthed it.

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