Lifelong Learning

Future of Work

How Will Work Change in the Coming Decades? A Pittsburgh Case Study

According to the report “Still Hiring Humans: The Future of Work in Pittsburgh and Beyond,” workers of the future might change jobs as many as 15 times in their lifetimes. What should schools, employers, and communities focus on to prepare students for the future of work? Analyzing the report through the lens of an educator, Jamie Back summarizes her top takeaways.

SEL & Mindset

Why Students Need Practical Skills and How to Teach Them

If practical skills are so important, why are they hardly present in today’s curriculum? Many schools are doing their best, but with today’s emphasis on high stakes testing, practical skills do not receive the time and attention they deserve. This post explores some inspirational ideas.

Post-Secondary

105 Podcasts You Should Check Out

At the start of a new school year, we think podcasts are a great way to continue learning and stay engaged. So grab your headphones or sync the bluetooth, and get ready to listen and learn--here is our list of favorite podcasts you should check out to support your learning.

SEL & Mindset

Mindset, and the Power of “Yet”

For me, the “Power of Yet” poster has been a powerful strategy. Such a simple reminder to persevere can be the difference between a student who gives up and one who routinely concludes that understanding will come with more effort, questions, or use of additional strategies.

Future of Work

How Big Data Can Inform the Future of Re-Skilling

A conundrum often cited in the current debate on the future of work is the contention that ‘not every displaced coal miner will be able to become a software engineer.” Essentially, this rhetorically charged argument asks: how do you get someone from point A to point B?

Leadership

Adult Education is Crucial to Filling the Skills Gap

By: Mike Berlin and Ira Sockowitz. There are not enough people trained to fill the middle-skill positions that are available now and expected to be available in the near future. Close It Summit and Proliteracy Conference are working to close the gap.

Future of Learning

10 Current and Emerging Trends in Adult Learning

We live in a world where the unexpected is the norm, and the only thing we can really be sure of in the future is that change will occur rapidly. What does this mean for adult learning? Here are 10 current and emerging trends.