Future-Ready Learning: Helping More Students Take on the Challenges of Today and Embrace the Promise of Tomorrow

The future is coming fast—faster than ever—and education has never been more necessary to open the way to personal, community, and national possibilities. However, the world of education is struggling to help more, and more diverse students get on, stay on, and succeed on their pathways through education. In this presentation, we’ll dive into explorations of five vital focus areas that will help us get ready to help our students get ready for the road ahead. We’ll explore (1) catalyzing continued innovation in our teaching, learning, and student support infrastructures; (2) embracing change in our student populations and experiences; (3) doubling down on the importance of psycho-social factors, student agency, and #Realcollege/basic needs issues; (4) making the most of data to foster a “culture of care and enrichment”; and (5) leveraging all of the above–together with strategic advocacy–to help significantly more striving students gain access to and experience success on the pathway to possibility that is education.