Future Insight is a monthly podcast hosted by Dr. Dean Cantu, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, which examines current issues impacting K-12 and higher education. Future Insight, which is sponsored by the Future Institute Research Center, explores national and international education trends, twenty-first century workforce demands, and current research relative to student college and career readiness. Each month, Future Insight host Dean Cantu engages in an engaging and informative conversation with some of the leading education experts from around the United States and world.
Episode #12 Registered Apprenticeships, Educational Partnerships, and Vision Casting
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses the role a new approach to apprenticeships in the woodworking industry and educational partnerships play in workforce development and vision casting with Professor Kelly Victor-Burke, Lecturer III, Co-Director Geotourism, & Historic Preservation Program Emerita, Eastern Michigan University.
Episode #11 Noncognitive Factors and Student Academic Success
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses the relationship between noncognitive factors – to include emotional intelligence, personality type, resilience/grit, and growth mindset – and student academic success, with Dr. Scott Richardson, Associate Professor, Franklin Pierce University.
Episode #10 The Use of Technology to Promote Equity and Excellence
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses the current K-12 educational landscape, with a particular focus on the integration of technology in the teaching and learning process to promote equity and excellence, with Dr. Marcus Belin, President of the Illinois Principals Association and Principal of Huntley High School.
Episode #9 Moving from Survival to Thriving
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses strategies to enhance resiliency and thriving in our ever-changing world, particularly within the current context of the global pandemic, with Dr. Joy Miller, internationally known licensed psychotherapist, professional trainer and author, as well as the founder and director of Joy Miller & Associates in Peoria, Illinois.
Episode #8 Future Institute Research Center
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses various initiatives and events sponsored by the Future Institute Research Center (FIRC), focused on maximizing college and career transition success, with the FIRC Director Dr. Radhi Al-Mabuk, Professor & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program, University of Northern Iowa.
Episode #7 Promoting Student Success and Retention
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses various approaches and initiatives designed to help promote student success and retention in higher education with Dr. Melissa Cheese, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Academic Enrichment at Bloomsburg University.