This past weekend I saw the movie "Ready Player One," which I really enjoyed, mostly because my boys were enthralled by all of the gaming world references and action, but I also loved the nonstop references from movies and pop culture of my own childhood mixed in. Despite being an entertaining movie, what was really noticeable was that everything that was in this future did not seem like science fiction, but rather a future we are rapidly approaching, one with Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence dominating. It was clear that much of the movie, was the potential future for our students. I recommend you take a look at one of the following articles from the World Economic Forum listed below and think about our challenge of creating environments for our students that prepare them for a workplace that looks very different from the one we entered 20 years ago as we approached the 21st century. It is time to reimagine our 21st century skills for a new future of work.
8 Futures of Work
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What it means and how to respond?