Beyond the Carnegie Unit: Career-Connected Learning


We will delve into the critical task of transforming public education through career-connected learning and why the traditional Carnegie unit is no longer enough to prepare students for the jobs of the future. We will discuss how we can redesign public education to incorporate durable skills to make sure that students are better prepared for the workforce and we’ll share valuable insights and actionable strategies for creating the systemic changes needed to provide students with the academic learning and practical experiences they will need to thrive in the future of work.

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  1. Understand the limitations of the Carnegie unit and gain insight into why it needs to be dismantled to make way for career-connected learning.
  2. Explore innovative approaches to effectively replace the Carnegie unit and enable the implementation of career-connected learning in public schools.
  3. Learn promising practices for fostering future-ready skills in students to prepare them for a rapidly evolving workforce.



Simone Manee, Communications Senior Manager, The Aspen Institute

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  • Tags: school design, career
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Teaching & Learning
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Deep Understanding

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