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The future of work is here, and with it, new challenges — so what does this mean for teaching and learning? It means more contribution and young people learning how to make a difference. 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.

Slide Iowa BIG in Cedar Rapids Iowa helps students lead their own learning journey while they discover their gifts, talents, and interests. Slide At Latitude High in Oakland students participate in extended learning opportunities including studios, internships and student-designed businesses. Slide Crosstown High in Memphis is a learner-centered school that engages students in meaningful, project-based work and authentic relationships. Slide Purdue Polytechnic in Indianapolis is building a STEM school around students. Students create individualized schedules and engage in real-world challenges with industry partners. Slide Design Tech High on the Oracle campus in Redwood City starts with a 9th-grade prototyping class and ends with a senior engineering project. A growing number of high schools are organized for contribution. They feature extended challenges and use design thinking to address real-world problems.

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The Future of Work: How Do We Prepare Our Students?

Acknowledging that today’s students will need a variety of 21st century skills upon entering the future workplace, Rachelle Dene Poth explores five types of learning experiences that facilitate the student learning process.

10 Classroom-Ready Computational Thinking Resources for K-12

By: Dacia Jones. Computational thinking can help prepare the next generation for the future of work. It teaches students to process information like a computer would. It'll guide students through a series of steps, similar to an algorithm, to solve open-ended problems.

What K-12 Students Should Know About Artificial Intelligence

In May, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) launched the AI for K-12 Working Group (AI4K12) to define for artificial intelligence what students should know and be able to do. In this post, discover five big ideas, drafted by the steering committee, that every student should know.
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Collaboration: Key to Successful Teams and Projects

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 Young People for Tomorrow’s World of Work Today

By: Cate Swinburn. The growth of automation and AI is changing the job market but Cate is optimistic about the experiences young adults can have to prepare them for the workforce.

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Data Point One:  “The Future of Work | OECD Employment Outlook 2019.” Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. https://www.oecd.org/employment/Employment-Outlook-2019-Highlight-EN.pdf

Data Point Two: Bughin, J., Dahlstrom, P., Hazan, E., Lund, S., Subramaniam, A. and Weisinger, A. “Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce” McKinsey Global Institute. 2018. https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/skill-shift-automation-and-the-future-of-the-workforce

Data Point Three: “The Future of Jobs Report 2018.” World Economic Forum. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Future_of_Jobs_2018.pdf