More Resources for Career Readiness

Finding the Formula: Understanding How Schools Can Improve Student Motivation

How we define, understand, and promote motivation matters, and it matters now more than ever as we seek to help students master an increasingly rigorous set of academic and cross-sector employability skills needed for career and life success in the 21st century.  Learn how schools like Manhattan Science High School, The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Design Tech High, Roscoe Collegiate High School, and New Orleans Career and Tech Center are using rigor, relevance, and relationships to impact student motivation.

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Educator Network Videos

 

Promising Practices Around Career Readiness and Engaging Educators

 
As schools get real about career readiness and work to develop a vision, they can start the process by considering these questions.

In this video, school leaders and thought-leaders share their insights on effective partnerships between schools and businesses.

Industry-aligned performance tasks and graduation capstones are one promising approach to helping students develop and practice key competencies.

Teachers, principals, and thought-leaders discuss the value of project-based learning in developing career-ready students and how to create authentic hands-on learning experiences.
 

Recorded Panel Discussions and Keynote Speeches from the 2017 Global Learning Network Convening of World-Leading Learners

Panel discussion on Career Pathways from the 2017 Global Learning Network Convening of World-Leading Learners.

Panelists: David Bramlett, America Achieves; Bob Schwartz, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Hanne Shapiro, Hanne Shapiro Futures; Doannie Tran, Boston Public Schools; Gretchen Morgan, CareerWise Colorado

Panel discussion on employability skills at the 2017 Global Learning Network Convening.

Panelists: Heidi Ramirez, America Achieves; Stefan Pryor, Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce; David Steiner, Johns Hopkins University; Jeff Strohl, Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce

Panel discussion on Classroom Performance Tasks from the 2017 Global Learning Network Convening of World-Leading Learners.

Panelists: Heidi Ramirez, America Achieves; Tony Donen, STEM School Chattanooga; Matthew Dodge, Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design; Bryan Kind, Project Lead the Way

Keynote speech on education and the changing world from Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, at the 2017 Global Learning Network Convening of World-Leading Learners.

Jon Schnur, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of America Achieves, gives the opening speech at the 2017 Global Learning Network Convening.

Panel discussion on Industry Partnerships from the 2017 Global Learning Network Convening of World-Leading Learners.

Panelists: Peter Kannam, America Achieves; Ryan Jackson, Mt. Pleasant High School; Jayda Spillers, Bossier Parish School for Technology & Innovative Learning; Adam Robb, Lord Shaughnessy High School

Panel discussion exploring the forces of globalization and technology and the resulting shifts and changes happening in the 21st century economy and society.

Panelists: Jon Schnur, America Achieves; Steve Lynch, Burning Glass; Gerald Chertavian, Year Up; Ralph Müller-Eiselt, Bertelsmann Stiftung


2016 Fellowship Videos: Bring Your Legislator to School Day and About the 2016 Fellowship


Global Learning Network Schools and Previous Case Studies