16 episodes

Upskill with Edtech explores how digital tools can be used to accelerate innovation in teaching and learning to support career advancement and lifelong learning for workers and job-seekers. Search for "Upskill with Edtech" on Apple Podcasts and on the Google Play store.

Upskill with Edtech SkillRise

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    • 4.5 • 4 Ratings

Upskill with Edtech explores how digital tools can be used to accelerate innovation in teaching and learning to support career advancement and lifelong learning for workers and job-seekers. Search for "Upskill with Edtech" on Apple Podcasts and on the Google Play store.

    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Mindful Colleague

    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Mindful Colleague

    In our third season, we will explore the new Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a framework that defines the digital skills needed for success in the future of work. Released in late 2020, the Profile includes five Features that unpack the intersection of digital and lifelong learning skills. Nested under each Feature are three Practices - habits that adult learners, job seekers, and workers should develop to thrive at work, in school, and in community life. 
    Our hope is that the research-backed Profile will help job seekers, workers, and job coaches build new skills that effectively prepare today’s workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Check out skillrise.org/profile to explore the framework and learn about the methodology for how it was developed. 
    In this episode, we explore the fifth of five Profile Features: Mindful Colleague. Joining us for the conversation are two of our SkillRise advisors: 
    Anson Green, Senior Manager, Economic Opportunity, Tyson FoodsAlexandra (Alex) Foster, Vice President of People Experience, KellyIn this episode, we talk about:
    The multiplying effect of collaborative learning at workHow technology can enhance teams’ ability to learn and collaborateThe role of digital tools in supporting more equitable access to learning and advancement opportunitiesHow leaders can use technology to empower staff with new responsibilities and growth experiencesThe mindsets that lead to effective adoption and use of technologyNotes from Episode 5
    ISTE’s SkillRise InitiativeAbout the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)The Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a research-backed framework that defines the digital skills needed to thrive in the future of work. The Profile Micro-learning Experience, a 10-minute mobile-friendly interactive that introduces the Profile and how its Features come to life at school, at work, and in community life. Guests on this episodeAnson Green, Senior Manager, Economic OpportunityTyson FoodsOn LinkedInAlexandra (Alex) Foster, Vice President of People ExperienceKellyOn LinkedInMercer’s 2019/2020 US compensation planning survey

    • 35 min
    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Solution Seeker

    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Solution Seeker

    In our third season, we will explore the new Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a framework that defines the digital skills needed for success in the future of work. Released in late 2020, the Profile includes five Features that unpack the intersection of digital and lifelong learning skills. Nested under each Feature are three Practices - habits that adult learners, job seekers, and workers should develop to thrive at work, in school, and in community life. 
    Our hope is that the research-backed Profile will help job seekers, workers, and job coaches build new skills that effectively prepare today’s workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Check out skillrise.org/profile to explore the framework and learn about the methodology for how it was developed. 
    In this episode, we explore the fourth of five Profile Features: Solution Seeker. Joining us for the conversation are two of our SkillRise advisors: 
    Tacy Trowbridge, Lead for Global Education Thought Leadership & Advocacy for AdobeKelly Middleton, Manager, Program Implementation for the National Association of Workforce BoardsIn this episode, we talk about:
    What can help teams find success in the digital ageHow to build meaningful online communitiesThe power of video in helping us do important workHow to lead in uncertain times and approach complex problemsThe importance of creating opportunities for learning at workHow to structure more meaningful feedback sessionsNotes from Episode 4
    ISTE’s SkillRise InitiativeAbout the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)The Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a research-backed framework that defines the digital skills needed to thrive in the future of work. The Profile Micro-learning Experience, a 10-minute mobile-friendly interactive that introduces the Profile and how its Features come to life at school, at work, and in community life. Guests on this episodeTacy Trowbridge, Lead for Global Education Thought Leadership & AdvocacyAdobeOn LinkedInOn TwitterKelly Middleton, Manager, Program ImplementationNational Association of Workforce BoardsOn LinkedInHosted by Brandon Olszewski, Director of ResearchInternational Society for Technology in EducationOn LinkedInOn Twitter

    • 31 min
    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Digital Citizen

    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Digital Citizen

    In our third season, we will explore the new Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a framework that defines the digital skills needed for success in the future of work. Released in late 2020, the Profile includes five Features that unpack the intersection of digital and lifelong learning skills. Nested under each Feature are three Practices - habits that adult learners, job seekers, and workers should develop to thrive at work, in school, and in community life. 


    Our hope is that the research-backed Profile will help job seekers, workers, and job coaches build new skills that effectively prepare today’s workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Check out skillrise.org/profile to explore the framework and learn about the methodology for how it was developed. 


    In this episode, we explore the third of five Profile Features: Digital Citizen. Joining us for the conversation are two of our SkillRise advisors: 


    Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)Kate Ash, Consulting Director for the Workforce Innovation Network at National Governors AssociationIn this episode, we talk about:


    The importance of digital citizenship in the modern worldWhy digital citizenship needs to be more than just online safetyHow states and governors have used the pandemic to assess and evolve communication and delivery systemsThe benefit of using standards frameworks to align language and simplify conversations across systemsHow human-centered design can support more accessible and equitable outcomesNotes from Episode 3


    ISTE’s SkillRise InitiativeAbout the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)The Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a research-backed framework that defines the digital skills needed to thrive in the future of work. The Profile Micro-learning Experience, a 10-minute mobile-friendly interactive that introduces the Profile and how its Features come to life at school, at work, and in community life. Guests on this episodeRichard Culatta, Chief Executive OfficerInternational Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)On LinkedInOn TwitterKate Ash Consulting DirectorWorkforce Innovation Network at National Governors AssociationOn LinkedInOn TwitterHosted by Brandon Olszewski, Director of ResearchInternational Society for Technology in EducationOn LinkedInOn TwitterNGA’s State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce NowHarvard’s Implicit Bias TestLessons Learned In Workforce Innovation: How Ten Governors Are Redesigning Workforce Systems For Better Employment Outcomes

    • 34 min
    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Empowered Worker

    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Empowered Worker

    In our third season, we will explore the new Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a framework that defines the digital skills needed for success in the future of work. Released in late 2020, the Profile includes five Features that unpack the intersection of digital and lifelong learning skills. Nested under each Feature are three Practices - habits that adult learners, job seekers, and workers should develop to thrive at work, in school, and in community life. 


    Our hope is that the research-backed Profile will help job seekers, workers, and job coaches build new skills that effectively prepare today’s workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Check out skillrise.org/profile to explore the framework and learn about the methodology for how it was developed. 


    In this episode, we explore the second of five Profile Features: Empowered Worker. Joining us for the conversation are three of our SkillRise advisors: 


    Jen Vanek, Director of Digital Learning and Research at the Edtech Center @ World EducationSharon Leu, Executive in Residence at JFFLabsIn this episode, we talk about:


    How technology can improve career exploration for job seekersThe role of learning employment records (LERs) and digital wallets in a skills-based hiring and advancement ecosystemHow employers can be thinking about the role of upskilling as a job benefit and retention strategyThe importance of connecting upskilling programs to meaningful advancement opportunities and what role managers can play in supporting those connectionsThe benefits of using social media to promote your work and connect with others that have shared interestsNotes from Episode 2


    ISTE’s SkillRise InitiativeAbout the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)The Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a research-backed framework that defines the digital skills needed to thrive in the future of work. The Profile Micro-learning Experience, a 10-minute mobile-friendly interactive that introduces the Profile and how its Features come to life at school, at work, and in community life. Guests on this episodeJen Vanek, Director of Digital Learning and Research Edtech Center @ World EducationOn LinkedIn: @jvanekOn Twitter: @VanekJenSharon Leu, Executive in ResidenceJFFLabsOn LinkedIn: @sharonleuOn Twitter: @thesharonleuHosted by Brandon Olszewski, Director of ResearchInternational Society for Technology in EducationOn LinkedInOn TwitterJFF Market Scan on Digital WalletsJFF Career Navigation Technology 2020 Report21 CLEO Research Project from World Education

    • 35 min
    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Lifelong Learner

    Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Lifelong Learner

    In our third season, we will explore the new Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a framework that defines the digital skills needed for success in the future of work. Released in late 2020, the Profile includes five Features that unpack the intersection of digital and lifelong learning skills. Nested under each Feature are three Practices - habits that adult learners, job seekers, and workers should develop to thrive at work, in school, and in community life. 
    Our hope is that the research-backed Profile will help job seekers, workers, and job coaches build new skills that effectively prepare today’s workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Check out skillrise.org/profile to explore the framework and learn about the methodology for how it was developed. 
    In our first episode, we explore the first of five Profile Features: Lifelong Learner. Joining us for the conversation are three of our SkillRise advisors: 
    Jaime Fall, Director of Upskill America at the Aspen InstituteDeb Everhart, Chief Strategy Officer at Credential EngineOrlando Cazarez, Senior Program Manager at the Center for the Future of ArizonaIn this episode, we talk about:
    The importance of lifelong learning. Why employers are adding educational benefits to their compensation packagesHow job seekers can be thinking about upskilling, lifelong learning, and how to navigate the new world of work.How credentials and learner employment records can support lifelong learning and skills-based hiring systems.Notes from Episode 1
    ISTE’s SkillRise InitiativeAbout the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)The Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a research-backed framework that defines the digital skills needed to thrive in the future of work. The Profile Micro-learning Experience, a 10-minute mobile-friendly interactive that introduces the Profile and how its Features come to life at school, at work, and in community life. Guests on this episode:Deb Everhart, Chief Strategy OfficerCredential EngineOn LinkedIn: @deboraheverhartOn Twitter: @ariadne4444Orlando Cazarez, Senior Program Manager RetaiWorks AZ InitiativeCenter for the Future of ArizonaOn LinkedIn: @azorlandoOn Twitter: @OCAZAREZJaime Fall, DirectorUpskill AmericaThe Aspen InstituteOn LinkedIn: @jaimefallOn Twitter: @Jaimen8rHosted by Brandon Olszewski, Director of ResearchInternational Society for Technology in EducationOn LinkedInOn Twitter

    • 29 min
    Exploring the Profile of a Lifelong Learner

    Exploring the Profile of a Lifelong Learner

    On this episode of Upskill With Edtech Brandon Olszewski sits down with Lea Downing, an ISTE SkillRise Project Manager; Jamie Harris, an Education Program Specialist focused on Adult Education and Literacy Services at the Maryland Department of Labor; and Kelly Middleton Banks, the Manager of Program Implementation at the National Association of Workforce Boards. Together they discuss the new Profile of a Lifelong Learner created by ISTE and the process for creating useful frameworks and profiles. 
    The podcast also dives into the importance of digital literacy, upskilling and, as always, the importance of being a lifelong learner. This podcast serves as a reminder that all adults are learners and that these skills not only impact professional lives, but personal lives as well. 

    • 27 min

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