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Thursday, February 27 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
What Do We Want Children to Be?

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In 2100, today’s five-year-olds will be 86 years old. What will life be like for today’s kindergarteners in 2100? Their children and grandchildren? There are many possibilities, but the essential question is, Bladerunner Dystopia or a healthy planet, a healthy human race? Our children bring the same narrative of truth to our classrooms today that they have brought to learning for thousands of years. As we explore the meaning of that timeless narrative in a changing world, we must ask. What do we want children to be? If we can determine that, how do we create the experiences and opportunities that will allow our children to build their best future? It is our responsibility to ensure their readiness for that world and that can only happen by adapting space, culture, technologies, time, and practices to create the learning experiences our children need. 

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Pam Moran and Ira Socol

advisor, SocolMoran Partners
Pam Moran and Ira Socol have worked together for over a decade. Ira, a former K-12 Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, and Pam, a retired superintendent and member of the Maker Ed Board, have authored numerous articles in national education and school architectural journals and... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Schaumburg A
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