Posts by David Ross

Future of Learning

Guided Pathways and Meta-Majors

David Ross discusses how guided pathways and meta-majors programs are being adopted in community colleges and four-year universities and showing broad-scale benefits of such support.

Future of Learning

Platform Skills Tighten Focus on Effective Communication

David shares his excitement around the development of platform skills in the education sector and outlines five key platform skills to enhance PBL frameworks and improve a students’ ability to effectively communicate for a purpose and to a target audience.

SEL & Mindset

Mapping 21st-Century Skills to SEL Competencies

The relationship between Socio-Emotional Competencies and 21st-Century Skills has been uppermost on my mind lately because of a series of key events. In mid-January I spent the day working with 250 North Dakota school leaders, who came together in Mandan to learn how to better implement the state’s Choice…


Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs

The new edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Trends Shaping Education report was presented at the Education World Forum by the organization’s education director, Andreas Schleicher. According to David Ross, "it should come as no surprise that the survey results revealed a yawning gap between the world of work students can imagine today and what economic projections suggest will be the reality in the near future."