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We Need Wormholes for the Future of Work

With little certainty about the skills students will need when they graduate, we must try to predict the future. Let’s explore solutions that ensure students are prepared for the future economy. Considering how rapidly the economy is now changing, education systems should to prepare students for the future of work by bridging education, workforce development, and business.

Questions? Ask JFF staff Matt Poland.
Learn more about the future of work.

Leadership Competencies for Engaged Learners

Our Partners: Digital Promise, Educause/Next Generation Learning Challenges, Lake County Schools

This session calls for discussion around the professional competencies and new tools the next generation of educators need in order to design the high-quality professional learning necessary to building a learner-centered environment.

Questions? Ask JFF staff Rebecca Wolfe.
Learn more at the Students at the Center Hub.

Employer-led, Educator-owned Tech Pathways

This session discusses the creation of cross-sector partnerships—comprised of educators and employers—to build early college career pathways, using an early college IT pathway in Boston (C-Town Tech) as an example.

Questions? Ask JFF staff Sheila Jackson.
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Educating Across the Aisle

Our Partners: Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Mobile Area Education Foundation

With diversity as a priority, this session explores practical ideas for delivering transformational value to children and communities by engaging cross-sector stakeholders in educating the children that need it the most.

Questions? Ask JFF staff Tobie Baker-Wright.

Redefining Secondary Ed for the Future of Work

Our Partner: Boston Day and Evening Academy

This session proposes that educators should help 1) level the playing field between low-income/underrepresented students and their more affluent peers, and 2) give youth greater security in the workforce by redesigning secondary education to emphasize the attainment of social and emotional skills as well as structured, supported transitions into postsecondary options.

Questions? Ask JFF staff Stephanie Krauss or Mamadou Ndiaye.

College and Employer Partnerships

Our Partners: National Convergence Technology Center, Le-Vel, Wisconsin Technical College System

In this session, a panel will discuss unique strategies for creating deep and lasting partnerships between community colleges and employers, including the specific roles members of these partnerships play, how the partnerships are structured, and their impact on students, colleges, and the economy.

Questions? Ask JFF staff Jennifer Freeman.