A common refrain of 21st century education is that teachers are educating students today for jobs that don’t even exist yet. But while schools may not be able to prepare students for an exact occupation, they can give them the skills they need to succeed beyond high school.
People typically develop new skills while working, seeking recognition for their professional growth. But research shows that traditional ways of acknowledging employee advancement and providing professional advancement don’t always meet the needs of today’s workers.
Presented by Paige Holmes, Assistant Program Director, Higher Education, Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA), Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences, Tennessee State University; and Dr. Celeste Brown, Associate Research Director, Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences, Tennessee State University
Moderated by Brian Tinsley, Ph.D., Senior Research and Communications Associate, Adult Learning, Digital Promise
What happens when a state has a professional learning mandate for teachers but no funding to offer them? Or taking any professional learning seminar requires hours of travel with no viable substitutes to cover the class? And what about adult learning in general, when the majority of workers in need are low income and marginalized?
Presented by Rosa Redonnett, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Credential Attainment, University of Maine System; Dr. Jennifer Carroll, Professional Learning Lead, Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative; and Antonio Mabiala, Adult Learner and Micro-Credentials Earner