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Developing future workforce skills: impact on education

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Listen and learn : Panel

Tuesday, December 1, 11:15 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Ed Hidalgo  
Elliott Masie  
Dr. David Miyashiro  

To meet the evolving needs of a future workforce, schools must develop new skill sets for students. Join our panel of industry leaders and educators to learn new perspectives on future workforce development.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Reimagining learning
Grade level: Community college/university
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.
  • Build on the shared vision by collaboratively creating a strategic plan that articulates how technology will be used to enhance learning.
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to examine what future skill development might look like to meet learning needs of our students


Introduction of panel

Discussion of development of future ready skills

Development of future work skill development

Impact on education

Supporting research

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Ed Hidalgo, Cajon Valley Union School District
Elliott Masie, Learning CONSORTIUM @ Masie Center

Elliott Masie is the Host and Curator of many Learning & Development Seminars, Labs, and Conferences over the past 30 years. He is a provocative, engaging and entertaining researcher, educator, analyst and speaker - focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning and technology. Elliott is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term eLearning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises. He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 150+ global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including American Express, General Electric, McDonald’s, General Motors and Fidelity Investments. He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by over 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications, including CLO Magazine. He is the author of 12 books, including the ASTD/MASIE Center’s Big Learning Data. Elliott's next book will be "EveryDay Learning" to be published in September 2020.

Dr. David Miyashiro, Cajon Valley Union School District

David Miyashiro, Ed.D., is the superintendent of the Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) in El Cajon, California. Under his leadership, CVUSD has achieved systemwide success with blended and personalized learning, where all teachers and students have 24/7 access to their own district-issued laptop, internet connectivity and a digital ecosystem of robust resources and creativity tools. In 2015, CVUSD was inducted into The League of Innovative Schools, a distinction that ranks Cajon Valley in the top 73 U.S. school districts for innovation and digital learning. In the spirit of TED, CVUSD launched the first districtwide TEDx and TED Ed Club in the U.S. Miyashiro was invited by TED to the first cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators, a partnership that has allowed all students in Cajon Valley access to a robust and personalized curriculum designed by the TED-Ed team. CVUSD also partners with and Code To The Future to bring computer science to all students, and is home to the first K-5 computer science magnet schools in the U.S. Miyashiro was previously the assistant superintendent of educational services for the Encinitas Union School District, and a principal in the Fullerton and East Whittier school districts. He has a doctoral degree from UCLA, a master’s from Grand Canyon University and a bachelor’s from California State University, Long Beach. Miyashiro was appointed by the California State Board of Education to serve as co-chair for the state’s committee tasked with bringing computer science to all K-12 students. He also serves on the California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) President's Advisory Council, and was named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 18.

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