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 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.

It’s Time to Add AI to Your Robotics Competition

Most industrial robots are preprogrammed or remotely controlled. That’s starting to change with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). Some robots operate autonomously and learn to improve task efficiency. When it comes to elementary and secondary school robotics competitions—few involve real AI. However, as Tom explains, the World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth is not like other robotics competitions.

2030 and Beyond…Will We Really Be Able to Still Compete?

The term cultural competence has been used for decades to try and get business and education to think differently about the changing world. Yet, the term cultural competence is often limited to understanding another person’s culture but not changing anything about our own practices as a result of this understanding.  In response to this concern, several researchers began to use the term global competence instead.

How $5 Billion Could Provide a Great Education for Every Kid...

From developing more early college high schools to supporting the development and expansion of innovative platform networks, learn more as Tom outlines a plan using 15 investment and strategy opportunities, totaling $5 billion, to provide a great education for every child.

Want to Solve a Problem? Get Smart, Build a Dataset, Apply...

Here are seven examples of impact entrepreneurs demonstrating the Cause + Code formula as they choose a problem, develop some domain expertise, build a dataset and apply smart tools in order to make a difference in the world.
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Robots Won’t Take Away Jobs – But Ineffective Skills Training Might

By: Paul Mumma. In current times, it is more critical than ever to utilize technolgy to improve our learning abilities and create a system of effective, lifelong learning.

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