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The future of work will bring new challenges and cause us to shift how we think about jobs and employability—so what does this mean for teaching and learning? In our exploration of the #FutureOfWork, sponsored by eduInnovation and powered by Getting Smart, we dive into what's happening, what's coming and how schools might prepare. For more, follow #FutureOfWork and visit our Future of Work page.

Future of Work

Home Series Future of Work
The future of work will bring new challenges and cause us to shift how we think about jobs and employability—so what does this mean for teaching and learning? In our exploration of the #FutureOfWork, sponsored by eduInnovation and powered by Getting Smart, we dive into what's happening, what's coming and how schools might prepare. For more, follow #FutureOfWork and visit our Future of Work page.

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CEO’s at Recess: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Elementary School

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How can we sustain and build on these innate drives once young children enter school? According to Alesha Bishop, one answer is teaching entrepreneurship education.

It’s Time to Add AI to Your Robotics Competition

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Most industrial robots are preprogrammed or remotely controlled. That’s starting to change with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). Some robots operate autonomously and learn to improve task efficiency. When it comes to elementary and secondary school robotics competitions—few involve real AI. However, as Tom explains, the World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth is not like other robotics competitions.

Why Every High School Should Require an AI Course

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Every high school student deserves a good look at artificial intelligence. Requiring a high school course that covers the basics of code that learns and its implications for employment and society is a good place to start.

Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning

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Inspired by the growing popularity of AI in pop culture and media, as well as more adaptive learning programs being released, Michelle Zimmerman realized change was coming for both what and how young people should learn and set out to write "Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning".

An Inside Look – America’s First Public School AI Program

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Earlier this school year, Montour School District launched a new Artificial Intelligence program. To date, hundreds of classes have already been taught to students in areas of AI Ethics, AI Autonomous Robotics, AI Computer Science, and AI Music. In this post, Director of Academic Achievement and District Innovation at Montour, Dr. Justin Aglio, provides an update and look to the future for "America’s first Artificial Intelligence Middle School program".

The Future is Here: Artificial Intelligence & What it Means For Our Kids

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, we throw it back to an old episode featuring Emily Liebtag, Tom Vander Ark and senior Silicon Valley software engineer Gerald Huff on how artificial intelligence will impact the future and how important it is for today's students to #AskAboutAI.

2030 and Beyond…Will We Really Be Able to Still Compete?

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The term cultural competence has been used for decades to try and get business and education to think differently about the changing world. Yet, the term cultural competence is often limited to understanding another person’s culture but not changing anything about our own practices as a result of this understanding.  In response to this concern, several researchers began to use the term global competence instead.

Why Social Studies is Becoming AI Studies

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We’ve all witnessed how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping lives and changing the world. AI is not a tech issue, it’s a social studies issue and it’s time to start bringing youth into the conversation and preparing them for the future of work.

Education When Careers Are More Like Rock Climbing Than Ladders

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While at a recent conference, Tom attended a session where co-author of "The Second Machine Age," Andrew McAfee, discussed how "careers are looking more like rock climbing than ladder climbing in an economy."

The Coming Social Economy

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In this post, Tom Vander Ark explores the coming social economy and explains how it will be built on the traits that make us uniquely human—care, consideration, creativity, and critical thinking.