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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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Facebook Buys Into Blockchain, Sparks Learning About Ledgers

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Big news this week as Facebook hires blockchain researchers. This acqui-hire confirms their interest in crypto-payments and signals growth in the use of distributed ledger technology. The race is on for blockchain talent. What's this mean for education?

You’ve Heard Computers Have Low EQ, Not Anymore

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You’ve heard that computers don’t understand human emotions well, so people should focus less on basic skills and more on social and emotional learning. It’s a prevalent narrative but it just isn’t true anymore.

Educators, Civic Leaders, Businesses and More Unite For Student AI Showcase

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On January 22nd, the Montour School District opened its doors for a special “Artificial Intelligence (AI) Grand Showcase” event to showcase the first AI middle school program in America. In this post Justin Aglio, Director of Academic Achievement and District Innovation at Montour School District, provides a recap.

Cross-Sector Collaboration for the Age of Agility

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In a two-day event hosted by America Succeeds, discussions ranged from barriers currently facing preparation for the Age of Agility to the levers and strategies to be utilized to move past them.

How A Global Tech Giant Is Becoming A Learning Leader

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With a commitment to a distributed global workforce, Infosys is hiring people committed to lifelong learning—and to helping teachers instill a love of learning in young people. Learn more about the company and how they’re supporting preparation for the future of work.

Commentary: In Our Changing Economy, We Need New Flexible Education Systems to Usher in an Age of Agility for Tomorrow’s Workforce

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By: Tom Vander Ark, Cheryl A. Oldham and Tim Taylor. Recently, Pathway 2 Tomorrow: Local Visions for America’s Future (P2T) announced the winners of its $100,000 Innovation Award for bold, transformative education solutions. One theme that emerged from among the 240 stakeholders who submitted proposals involves disrupting the traditional education pathway.

Reading List: Nine Smart Books on Artificial Intelligence

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When thinking about the future of work, the first thing that comes to most people's mind is the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is never too early to begin discussing AI with your students or learning more. Luckily, some great new books on artificial intelligence were published recently. In this post, Tom presents nine worth checking out. 

Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs

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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."

Let’s Make Sure America Succeeds in the Age of Agility

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What’s needed to make sure educators are valued and equipped with the agility to succeed in a rapidly changing workforce? How can businesses and communities work together to ensure learners are leaving high-school and college prepared for the jobs of the future? Learn how from America Succeeds, an organization working to do just that.

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.

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