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We’re here to encourage progress within education by providing insights and inspiration. What can the education industry learn from other fields and how can it leverage today’s most successful innovations? On Shaping the Future, experts and innovators share ways we can prepare students for the future, no matter what it holds.

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We’re here to encourage progress within education by providing insights and inspiration. What can the education industry learn from other fields and how can it leverage today’s most successful innovations? On Shaping the Future, experts and innovators share ways we can prepare students for the future, no matter what it holds.

    The Importance of the Arts for Public Healing Feat. Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Kennedy Center)

    The Importance of the Arts for Public Healing Feat. Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Kennedy Center)

    Join our new host and co-founder of Innovation For Equity, Matthew Mugo Fields, as he sits down with industry experts to discuss the future of education. This week's guest is the Kennedy Center’s vice president and artistic director for social impact,...

    • 48 min
    The Future of Happiness and Education Feat. Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar (Author)

    The Future of Happiness and Education Feat. Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar (Author)

    Matthew Mugo Fields discussed the elements of happiness with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happiness and co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy.

    • 43 min
    Future Skills for Fact-Checking Online Fakes Feat. Katy Byron (MediaWise) and Erik Palmer (Author)

    Future Skills for Fact-Checking Online Fakes Feat. Katy Byron (MediaWise) and Erik Palmer (Author)

    Dock talks about teaching modern media literacy skills with Katy Byron, a veteran journalist and expert fact-checker, and Erik Palmer, an author and former teacher.

    • 40 min
    Teaching Impeachment and Controversial Issues Feat. Dr. Emma Humphries (iCivics)

    Teaching Impeachment and Controversial Issues Feat. Dr. Emma Humphries (iCivics)

    Bonus episode! How can teachers best respond to student questions about impeachment and other politicized topics?

    • 15 min
    Preparing Future Voters and the Influence of Educators Feat. Sylvia Acevedo (Girl Scouts) and Dr. Emma Humphries (iCivics)

    Preparing Future Voters and the Influence of Educators Feat. Sylvia Acevedo (Girl Scouts) and Dr. Emma Humphries (iCivics)

    Dock is joined by leaders from the Girl Scouts and iCivics to talk about the role of K-12 schools in civic education, the democratic necessity of creating informed citizens, and how to teach civics while remaining nonpartisan.

    • 39 min
    Future Career Skills and Preparing Students for the Workplace Feat. George Anders (LinkedIn) and Dr. Bill Daggett (ICLE)

    Future Career Skills and Preparing Students for the Workplace Feat. George Anders (LinkedIn) and Dr. Bill Daggett (ICLE)

    Dock covers career readiness skills, including critical skills for jobs of the future and preparing students for the workplace—plus how the job of teaching is evolving—in a conversation with senior leaders from LinkedIn and the International Center for Leadership in Education.

    • 29 min

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