The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine – The Close It Summit

CM Rubin for the Huggington Post writes: “As global engagement inevitably continues to increase, schools of the future will be leaders in reaching across borders and oceans through these technologies to focus on sharing knowledge and advancing ideas while promoting diplomacy, respect, and cooperation.” — Parminder Jassal

Just Imagine being in a room at the The Close It Summit (the summit that brings together the best ideas from across the country to focus on new employment pathways based on skills and competencies) with Parminder Jassal (CEO and Founder of the ACT Foundation), Aaron Skonnard (President/CEO of Pluralsight), Stan Lockhart (Member, Utah State Board of Education), Ryan Craig (Managing Director of University Ventures), Manoj Govindan (Technology Discovery and Business Development Executive at Wells Fargo) and Jamai Blivin (Founder/CEO of Innovate + Educate).

Would you talk about Donald Trump?

Or would you ask them to Imagine the School of the Future?

You know me….

“Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” has set a plan of action in 5 areas: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. How will schools of the future prepare students for their world? It is my great pleasure to share the perspectives of these amazing voices in The Global Search for Educationtoday…

How will the school of the future be more environmentally conscious?

Parminder Jassal: Schools of the future will lead the nation in teaching the value of ecological and environmental protection as part of a new Learning Economy. They will also lead by example. I see a future where almost all school buildings install or adopt solar and other renewable technologies, energy efficient equipment, and neighborhood area networks. The technology/cost barriers are rapidly falling to the point we’ve just seen the third U.S. City, Aspen, Colorado, achieve 100% renewable energy usage, with more cities on the horizon.

Manoj Govindan: Schools would be modular in scope and size. Turning the concept of communities in/around schools on its head, schools will morph into clusters of communities uniquely weaving into local elements while reducing its carbon foot print with smaller buildings, lesser commute to schools for the community and curriculum that encourages mixing farming, nurturing, culinary, re-cycling, etc., with digital and more advanced learning.

Jamai Blivin: The school may change because the learner is changing. That learner is environmentally conscious, recycles, saves water, and doesn’t understand how we don’t protect the earth. SNIP, the article continues at the Huffington Post, click here to continue reading….

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