Accessing The Future: The challenge for the youth of today

 

Do you have children in school or are you a teacher or school leader?

Are you worried about what career the children of today will have, with so much changing all the time? What jobs will they do? What skills will they need?

We are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Digital Revolution, a term coined by Klaus Schwab. This Fourth Industrial Revolution builds upon the Digital Revolution by breaking the barriers between the physical, digital and even biological as technologies merge and fuse.

Adam Caplan, CEO of eMathsMaster, an education software technology company, wants to make sure as many young people have the greatest possible opportunity to be successful in the future.

He has written an article which discusses Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – ‘Accessing The Future: The challenge for the youth of today’. The full article can be found below.

Accessing The Future: The challenge for the youth of today – eMathsMaster PDF

 

eMathsMaster are platinum sponsors of the Inspiring Leadership Conference 2018 and will be at exhibiting at stand 2 in the Exhibition Hall.

Podcast: What do ‘peer review’ and ‘collaboration’ look like in reality and in action? Marie-Claire Bretherton and Matt Davis talk collaboration.

At Education Development Trust, peer review and school-to-school collaboration are the tenets of school improvement. Here, superhead Marie-Claire Bretherton – headteacher of Mount Street Academy, Regional Director for CfBT Schools Trust and leader of the Kyra Teaching School Alliance – talks collaboration with UK Director Matt Davis.

What do ‘peer review’ and ‘collaboration’ look like in reality and in action? What does it take to make them work? In this podcast, Matt examines the success that Marie-Claire has engineered, along with her colleagues, in more than 50 schools in Lincolnshire. By working together, they are achieving their aim of making a difference for children.

‘Peer review allows you to open up, show everything and not be fearful of any repercussions.’
‘The importance of the open classroom when it comes to collaboration.’
‘How the Schools Partnership Programme’s peer review framework legitimises those sometimes tough conversations.’
‘The secret to success? Strategically and systematically building trust and building reciprocity between schools. Invitational leadership. Being intentional about creating opportunities for relationships.’
‘The system is quite fragmented – academies, maintained schools, church schools, small schools, primaries, secondaries…: collaboration is the glue that holds all of those schools and all of those individuals together.’

Want to find out more? Matt and Marie-Claire will be joined by Maggie Farrar at Inspiring Leadership this year as they host a workshop on 15 June: Moving on from ‘why?’ 5 practical things every leader should know about making collaboration work.

The session – intended for everyone from middle leaders through to MAT CEOs and Regional Schools Commissioners – will share five insights about the ‘how’ of collaboration at school, network and system level. Drawn from Education Development Trust’s own research, the global literature and three years’ experience working on collaboration projects with schools and local systems in England and around the world, this set of highly practical actions will provide a toolkit for putting in place the kind of collaboration which has the potential to improve pupil outcomes.

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE CONFERENCE THIS YEAR TO ATTEND …?

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE CONFERENCE to attend this year what would it be, and what would you want from it?

I know the usual off-the-cuff responses: “a nice hotel room … thick bath robes …  decent biscuits and choice of teas in mini-bar … a good lunch … good opportunities to network … oh, and inspirational speakers!”

 

Maybe you’re not as shallow as me, but even if you are, then I can suggest that one conference you really ought to consider is the Inspiring Leadership Conference 2018, held at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham, 14-15 June.  With an exciting line-up of over 30 keynote, masterclass and workshop sessions, led by some of the very best thinkers and speakers, this is certainly one conference I don’t want to miss.

 

We often complain of no time to think, no time to meet and exchange ideas with our peers.  This is the perfect opportunity to do just that, so that you return to your school not just revitalised and stimulated, but with some practical suggestions to share with your colleagues.  I look forward to seeing you there.

 

Andrew Warren

Chair of the Teaching Schools Council

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