Rebuilding the U.S. K-12 Public Education system is critical to economic growth and securing our country’s future. As digital transformation redefines industries and skills needed to compete for jobs, to unlock the full potential of our children it’s essential to shift approaches to teaching, embrace an inclusive classroom and apply new models for our traditional public school systems nationwide. Furthermore, these efforts need to be scalable and replicable in ways that stretch from performance metrics to driving the use of new technologies in schools.
March 19 - Tuesday
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Innovation Nation: Public Education Transformations
We all want the best for our children, for them to reach their fullest potential and contribute in a meaningful way to society. Unfortunately for American students, our classrooms are failing our students. We’ll explore why reform movements with the ‘one size fits all’ approach do not work and what we can collectively do to address equity in education; what is it and why does it matter?
In a thoughtful discussion we’ll focus on what can be done to fix the U.S. K-12 public education system, whether it be improving infrastructure, introducing new ways of teaching and learning and what are the challenges to introduce these improvements at scale.
Founder, Halogen Ventures
Bloomberg Economics Presentation: The Future of Work
A New Kind of Classroom – Best Practices to Create Change
For centuries, reading, writing and arithmetic have been the basic requirements for children to function in society, but as jobs become increasingly automated and new skills are required to compete for careers, literacy in the 21st century means something different to this generation. What role does technology play in transforming public education? How does the digital economy drive change in our public schools—what are the best practices in the classroom and at the district office level to drive better outcomes, especially for low-income students.
Philanthropy Forward: Closing the Opportunity Gap
As a basic human right, all students should have equal access to a traditional public education. Yet every year over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States and children living in poverty are denied access to basic college education because of their inability to pay. In this panel we’ll look at how the public and private sector collide to do good.
You’ll hear from investors and thought leaders who are donating their time and money to solve powerful problems with philanthropic dreams. What skills will be required of students to compete for jobs of the future and how are students in public schools missing out ? Which compromises do teachers have to make when faced with inadequate funding ?
We’ll feature some of the executives leading the charge to level the playing field for our leaders of the future. They will share how they are making their mission a reality to give all kids an equal chance at achieving better academic results, especially in tough, low-income neighborhoods, so that they can develop the needed skills to compete for jobs and live more fulling lives.