career readiness

Difference Making

Redefining Readiness: New Literacies

Readiness has become a popular way to describe the mission. Are our students ready? Many like college and career ready. Others like Future Ready. In Part 1 of Redefining Readiness, Michael Niehoff focused on Pedagogy and Courses. For Part 2, he explores new literacies.


The Importance of Being a Mentor and Having a Mentor

Mentoring is a very important part of what we “engage” in as educators. Whether we serve as a mentor to a colleague or a student, or perhaps we seek out a mentor to help us with challenges or simply to have a system of support in our personal and professional lives, it has a tremendous impact. Whether or not we even realize it at times, we are all serving as a mentor to someone.


How Educators Can Help Close a Looming Crisis

By: Christine McDonnell. How can educators help stem the looming tech skills gap crisis? By tackling this issue starting at the foundation, i.e, teaching elementary and middle school students the valuable skills of computer science, educators can help create the next generation of skilled workers ready to tackle the new technological breakthroughs.

SEL & Mindset

Gen Z and the Skills Gap

Dell Technologies recently surveyed high school and college students from around the globe about their views on technology and future careers. In this post, David Ross explores some of their findings.

SEL & Mindset

Redefining Readiness

If Education is collectively committed to real readiness, it will require a radically different approach to learning and school. It’s time for a new dominant pedagogy, entirely new courses and to embrace new literacies. More than ever, what we have done before will not get it done going forward.

Smart Lists

15 School Districts Worth Visiting

Leading a public school district is difficult and complicated work. But done well, there is no other job that can change how a community thinks about itself, its children and its future. Here, we look at 15 districts that are changing the trajectory of both education and their communities.

Future of Work

Early Entrants Into the Field of Teaching Blockchain

The blockchain technology market is rapidly growing and according to the largest global freelancing website, Upwork, the demand for blockchain job skills grew six thousand percent in just the first quarter of this year. In this post, Tom explores different programs to help learn these skills.