A cross-cut of community members, business leaders, educators, students and parents are coming together to address a key question – How do we transform the high school diploma to reflect the skills, abilities and mindset necessary for ALL students to succeed?
Attendees will experience Labs, immersive learning experiences that are exploring four key learning principles:
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Career & World Exposure
Teamwork & Human Connection
Self-Efficacy & Growth Mindset
Labs will be pre-selected and provided to attendees on their personalized agendas.
Welcome, Wendy Guillies, President
Address, Aaron North, Vice President of Education
Firestarter Presentation 1 – The Future Project, Jordan Vaughn and Gemar Mills
Firestarter Presentation 2 – Tony Simmons from High School for Recording Arts
Local success stories will explore the innovation of districts, schools and
organizations within the Kansas City region that are disrupting the status quo and
better preparing students for life and work.
Community-led, facilitated conversations will explore a challenging question that is shaping the future of learning.
Firestarter Presentation 3- Emily Griffith Technical College, Jeff Barratt
Firestarter Presentation 4- Alignment Nashville, Melissa Jaggers