Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Learning for a Lifetime — Future-Ready Adult Learning

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Lea Downing  
Joey Lehrman  
Dr. Brandon Olszewski  

Learn how adult education agencies are using ISTE's Profile of a Lifelong Learner to advance adult education and workforce training and prepare adult learners for the future of work. Learn about the profile and related implementation and policy resources, and hear from adult learning organizations who have transformed service models to make sure that adult learners are getting the support they need to compete in today's labor market.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Teachers, Coaches
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Topic: Educational policy
Grade level: Community college/university
Subject area: Career and technical education
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
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.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

After attending this session, participants will:
> Broaden their awareness around progressive visions for adult education and how edtech can support new visions
> Better understand what it takes for ALL adult learners - especially those with the fewest structural advantages - to be future-ready
> Better understand how adult organizations across the country are working with ISTE to transform adult learning and workforce training
> Deepen their understanding about the future of work


Expected outline for the session:
1. Welcome + introduction to SkillRise and the Profile (10 min)
2. Case study 1 (5 min)
3. Activity - play one of the SkillRise micro-learning experiences (10 min)
4. Case study 2 (10 min)
5. Q&A and conclusion = (10 min)

Supporting research

Relevant links are available through the SkillRise website at

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Lea Downing, ISTE
Joey Lehrman, Other

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