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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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Student Voice: My Goal Is to Change the Face of the...

By: Kaci Anderson. At a time when the healthcare industry is sorely in need of diversity, career preparation programs for high school students of all backgrounds are key.

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.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

By: Amy McGrath. More and more young people are starting to build their own businesses. Mark Greenberg is the founder and CEO of BuildEd. He uses his experience as an entrepreneur in industries ranging from consulting to real estate investment to develop entrepreneurship courses for partners like ASU Prep Digital and several K-12 programs.

How Educators Can Prepare for the Future of Work

How do we prepare teachers so that they can, in turn, best prepare the students for the future of work? Rachelle Dene Poth shares thoughts on how educators can prepare themselves for the future through continuous learning.

Artificial Intelligence: Preparing Students for the Future with AI

Over this summer, I’ve noticed an even greater focus on the topic...

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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