Education Practices for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Preparing students for an exciting future

Date: Tuesday, October 22

Time: 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00 Pacific

Led by Sylvia Martinez

The 4th Industrial Revolution is here. Boundaries are blurred between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. More than half the jobs in today's economy did not exist in their present format twenty years ago. As educators, we have the opportunity to shape the future. Emerging trends for K-12 education includes augmented reality, adaptive computing, synthetic biology, wearable technology, artificial intelligence, and robotics. In this prelude to Sylvia's six (yes six!) sessions at FETC, we will discuss:

  • What will these look like in the real world, and how will they impact K-12 education?
  • What education practices will prepare students for jobs that do not exist yet?
  • What is the role of ethics and social emotional learning?
  • What are some of the stellar practices that are working today?

Sylvia Martinez is co-author of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom helping teachers bring the exciting tools and technology of the modern world to classrooms. She advocates for student-centered project-based learning with an emphasis on STEAM for all.

Sylvia is principal advisor to the Columbia University FabLearn Fellows, a group of global educators researching and developing hands-on, minds-on projects and curriculum. She also ran educational non-profits and headed product development for consumer software, video games, and educational games at several software publishing companies.

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