The challenges of the past 2 years and a rapidly changing economy have validated one incontrovertible fact: it is no longer possible to prepare students for success solely within the confines of the walls of the K-12 classroom. This panel will explore why we must (and how we can) transcend the boundaries of the classroom and community to connect students, particularly low-income students, to real-world learning opportunities that enrich academic learning while developing vital social capital.
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- Learn how schools can create connected pathways for students bridging classroom and real world learning to support academic and professional success.
- Understand importance of students developing relationships, networks and social capital to succeed in life and address issues of economic mobility.
- Explore practices for engaging with industry and leveraging technology to connect students to opportunities both within and beyond their community.
- Caitline Codella Low, Vice President, Policy and Programs, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
- Mahnaz Charania, Senior Education Research Fellow, Christensen Institute
- Phyllis Lockett, CEO, LEAP Innovations
- Evo Popoff, Senior Vice President, Whiteboard Advisors
Hillary Knudson, Director, Whiteboard Advisors
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