3:05pm - 4:20pm Ed-Tech Today: Providing Hope and Opportunity or a Pathway to the Gig Economy of Tomorrow?
Saturday Oct 14
Our society is mesmerized by the combination of technology, innovation, and the promise of progress. Will the re-engineering of our public schools with the introduction of ed-tech and personalized learning pathways bring more opportunity to students? Or is the opposite true? Could impersonal algorithms narrow children's education options to tiny slivers of skill-based competencies more suitable for the gig economy? Why are educational software programs not vetted as school textbooks have been in the past? The future is now. Let's talk about the pros and cons of personalized learning, the open market that has been created with educational software privatizing the area of curriculum in our schools and the possible futures our children will face.