INVESTING IN THE ENTREPRENEURS OF FUTURE OF WORK: EDUCATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (NOT THE 19TH)
Mary Fuller, Path Group, Inc
With over 50 Million views, the most popular TED Talk ever is by Sir Ken Robinson he called “How school kills creativity.” Robinson argued that a lot of our schools are still leaning on highly structured, one-size-fits-all teaching children in a way that reflects the reality of the 19th century, not the 21st. That talk was given 12 years ago, and in that time technology has advanced at a never accelerating rate. The workers of today need skills like creativity, curiosity, empathy, and entrepreneurial spirit to succeed, and this will only become more true as Artificial Intelligence and other revolutionary technologies become more integrated into our lives and work. Education and Workforce Development institutions, while making some progress, are still under resourced and slow to adopt new technologies, mindsets, and strategies for teaching the workforce and entrepreneurs of the future. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about how new strategies can help more people access meaningful work, and how to get more investment where it’s needed most. Join us for a conversation with educators, innovators, and thought leaders who are Reinventing and reimagining the way we learn.
edtech, Education, future of work, low-income, people of color, Workforce development
Moderator: Mary Fuller, Parther at Path Group, Inc. and co-founder of Hack the Hood AI4All, Tess Gilman Posner Seth Olshfski, Khan Academy Zakiya Harris, Hack the Hood Alex Laurs, Managing Director - Accenture Strategy, Talent & Organization
Tom Ogletree, General Assembly