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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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Pamela Moran

Senior Philosophy and Policy Advisor, SocolMoran Partners
Dr. Pam Moran (Twitter: @pammoran), recently retired superintendent of thirteen years, was the 2010 president of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents and the 2016 Virginia Superintendent of the Year, one of four finalists for the national superintendent of the year... Read More →

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