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Really Ready: Preparing Middle and High School Students for College, Work and Life

Date of broadcast: 
Tue, 11/01/2016
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The world of work is quickly redefining what it means to be ready—a broader set of goals that reflect fast-paced, complex and diverse workplaces. Students need to be great communicators and critical thinkers that can tackle novel problems. In order to prepare students to be really ready for their futures, we must define what that means for them now—not just once they graduate from high school.

Attend this web seminar to participate in a discussion about college and career readiness, with Natalie Blasingame, assistant superintendent for academic interventions at the Houston ISD and Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart. Our presenters will highlight key characteristics and skills of students that are really ready, provide examples of districts and schools that have been successful in preparing students and share some resources that can help your district provide a path to success for all students.

Topics will include:

  • Defining Really Ready: The skills, attitudes, and understanding that students need to effectively navigate college, work and life
  • What personalized learning means for different types of learners and groups of students
  • How technology and online content can support student readiness

Scheduled speakers:
Natalie Blasingame

Assistant Superintendent for Academic Interventions
Houston ISD

Tom Vander Ark
Getting Smart

Who will benefit: Superintendents, curriculum directors and other administrators interested in college and career readiness. Anyone may attend.