Today’s Education for Tomorrow’s College and Career Readiness

Panelists discuss the changing landscape of work, business and industry workforce demands, and current education needs and research in areas such as computational thinking.

(Moderator: Joyce Malyn-Smith)

Date/Time: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm

What does preK–12 education need to look like in order to prepare our future workforce and citizenry? Trends and forecasts lead us to understand that the future of work will be vastly different from what we know today, particularly the relationship between humans and machines both in routine work environments across industry sectors, and also in designing solutions to formerly intractable problems. With more work tasks being performed by machines, the role of humans in the world of work is changing. What does this mean for teaching and learning in the 21st century? What new skills and/or knowledge will be needed, and how will we prepare today’s youth to succeed in tomorrow’s world? Panelists discuss the changing landscape of work, business and industry workforce demands, and current education needs and research in areas such as computational thinking. The session includes 5-minute presentations by each panelist, 40 minutes of moderated discussion, and ~30 minutes of Q&A with the audience.