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ASU+GSV Summit

April 14 – April 17, 2024 | 12:00 am–12:00 am PDT

The ASU+GSV Summit, co-founded by Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo, began in 2010 with a collaboration between Global Silicon Valley (GSV) and Arizona State University (ASU). Our north star is that ALL people have equal access to the future, and we believe that innovations at scale in “Pre-K to Gray” learning and skills are critical to achieving that end.

Catch Us At The Event!

We’re thrilled to be attending and participating in a few of the amazing sessions! Be sure to find one of the following Getting Smart team members to say hi:

A New Architecture for High School

Tuesday, April 16, 2024: 11:00 – 11:40 AM
Location: Sun Stage, Seaport Ballroom F-G, Level 2
Channel: Sun Stage

Carnegie and XQ have joined forces to overturn 117 years of educational tradition and design a new future of learning. The Carnegie Unit or ‘credit hour’ has been in existence since 1906 and plays an instrumental role in almost every aspect of American schooling, K-16. However, the most convincing learning science makes clear that time-bound models of schooling are woefully insufficient. They neither accelerate academic outcomes nor social and economic mobility.   Together, XQ’s Russlynn Ali and Carnegie’s Timothy Knowles will address the transformational changes needed in the nation’s educational architecture to prepare millions more young people for career and postsecondary success. They will share their work to rethink how knowledge, skills, and dispositions are acquired and measured to provide students with richer, more engaging learning opportunities inside and outside the schoolhouse.  And they will share how a growing number of partners are working to build a new educational architecture that moves competency-based learning from the edges to the center. Learn More.

Gen Z Career Readiness Utopia: Blending Education and the World of Work

Tuesday, April 16, 2024: 2:10  – 2:50 PM
Location: Harbor G, Level 2
Channel: Career Mobility and Readiness

Seventy percent of Americans don’t complete a 4-year college degree, and yet a disproportionate focus of the K-12 public education system in the United States is oriented towards a false expectation of “college for all.” This must change. Imagine an agile education system where schools continually respond to the changing world by preparing students with opportunities for career exploration, in-demand skills, and personalized pathways to their vision of success. Sound too utopian? The good news is that some students get that experience today, but it isn’t happening at scale—save for a handful of states that are blurring the lines between education and the world of work. Join this session to dive into the perspectives and lessons from leaders reimagining and modernizing agile and career-connected high school experiences for learners across the country. This panel will discuss what kinds of systems, structures, and learning experiences would best support young people who don’t go on to complete a 4-year degree. Learn More.

New Tech Pathways and the Expanding Role of Intermediaries

Tuesday, April 16, 2024: 3:50 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Harbor G, Level 2
Channel: Career Mobility and Readiness

The current landscape of new technology is undergoing rapid evolution, with even more drastic changes on the horizon. This transformation is shaping the future of work, giving rise to new technologies and pathways. Schools and networks of schools are actively adapting to these shifts by delving into the real-world implications of emerging technologies and ensuring learners have access to relevant opportunities. Given the rapidly changing IT workforce expectations, regional pathways intermediary organizations play a critical role in facilitating collaboration between educational institutions and industry partners, breaking down barriers to ensure alignment, access, and scale for students entering the IT workforce. Join us for an interactive discussion on the profound impact of emerging technologies on the future of work. Discover strategies to empower learners in navigating this evolving landscape and how to equip them with the skills they need to thrive. Gain valuable insights into identifying and harnessing new technologies to create innovative and immersive learning experiences that prepare learners for the future they envision. Learn about successful models and initiatives that bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world IT demands. Discover how these intermediaries drive innovation, mentorship, and internship opportunities, ensuring that a broader spectrum of aspiring IT professionals can thrive. Learn More.

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