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.

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.

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.

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.

Artificial Intelligence: Preparing Students for the Future with AI

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

Where the STEM Workforce is Headed and What Society Must Do...

By: J. Aglio et al. Our STEM education needs to keep pace to avoid an increasingly growing shortage of STEM workers. Six tips to help prepare your students.

Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs

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."

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