Episode 19: The Future of High School w/ the Waterloo Global Science Initiative

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Joining me on the call today I have Julie and Zainab from the Waterloo Global Science Initiative. We focus our discussion on the future of high school and the World Literacy Summit. 

Not too long ago, this group put together a pretty awesome five-day event that brought in leaders from all around the world to combine ideas that would recreate how we think of education our children. 

What I love most about the WGSI is that they are very action oriented and focused on pushing forward and doing. Also, they focus a lot on motivating everyone to get behind their movement by using everyday language and avoiding education speak. Why? Because very academic terminology can often ostracize the exact families that send their children to our schools. 

On the call Julie and Zainab share:

  • What High School Will Look Like in 2030
  • Redefining the Role of the Teacher
  • Why Failure is a Good Thing
  • Why Education Speak Can Hinder a Message

Connect with Julie and Zainab here:

I'm excited to share their story and their thoughts on the future of high school because this group of 13-18 year olds so often get neglected. I'd love to hear what you think of this episode, so make sure to send your comments over to mark@markwguay.com or send me a tweet @markwguay.

Before we dive in, I'd just like to say thank you to all those who have been sending me emails thanking me for putting together this show. It's been so uplifting to hear from you all and I can't wait to hear more. One of the coolest things is that I'm finding that the audience for this show is truly global. We have listeners in Spain, Mexico, California, India, and the UK. How awesome is that?