Preparing for an Education Revolution

Posted: July 21st, 2016

Parminder High Resolution HeadshotEnvisioning the future is central to ACT Foundation’s work, as the future of work and learn will be driven by the ways in which we collectively prepare for it today. That future will be explored this weekend at WorldFuture 2016, the 50th anniversary of the World Future Society, in Washington, D.C. Our own Executive Director Parminder Jassal, Ph.D. will participate in a discussion showcasing how working while learning will be a key component of revolutions in education on the horizon.

World Future Society is a forward-leaning organization which harnesses discovery, imagination, and collective action to bring about positive outcomes. The summit brings together thought leaders from across the spectrum of fields, industries and backgrounds who tackle the world’s biggest challenges and turn them into opportunities.  Dr. Jassal will discuss what the Foundation has learned about the future from iterations of Learning Is Earning 2026 gameplay, where a wide range of people, from high school students to accomplished thought-leaders, were invited to imagine a future in which learning could be immediately converted into more definable currency.

Jassal will be joined in her presentation by Katherine Prince and Jason Swanson from KnowledgeWorks, who will discuss how blockchain is impacting K-12 education. KnowledgeWorks is an organization that works to expand the capacity of educators and communities to create innovative learning ecosystems in which every student thrives by providing tools, training and other forms of assistance. 

The session is Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. Watch this space for more information after the event. In the meantime, download more information about the future of work and learn here.