In this session, participants will learn about the Future Ready Framework and its related projects currently in Nebraska. Context and connections will be made between these efforts and the NDE SEED team’s revisions to NTPPS, specifically in the area of equity.
We don’t teach passion or purpose or the power of claiming ownership. Why? Because passion, purpose, and claiming authorship can’t be taught! However, these life-giving elements can be discovered! The Engler Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln has been built on a foundation of embracing the discovery process where each aspiring entrepreneur is accepted as a unique bundle of brand equity with potential that can either be grown or depleted.
In the discovery process, our approach is to practice the time honored principles set forth by business thought leaders such as Tom Peters, Jim Collins, Diana Kander and Seth Godin. Chief among these principles is a willingness to eliminate hierarchy in favor of creating a culture and environment where autonomy, mastery and purpose drive outcomes. The Engler model is driven by questions instead of answers, fast learning in an environment where failure is not only tolerated but celebrated, and where the process of discovery is not constrained to a specific block of time but embraced as a lifetime pursuit.
It is time we transform our education system to unequivocally center equity, community, and youth empowerment. The current education system was developed for standardization and narrow views of success, aimed at outcomes that are no longer aligned to the world we live in or want. For decades, there have been small pockets of learning environments approaching who approach learning in wholly different ways and producing produce incredible, capable, and confident young people. We must move beyond these pockets to make equitable, learner-centered experiences available to every child and family. Join Education Reimagined’s Alin Bennett to explore what a new vision for education could make possible and what we can do today to move toward it.