There is a disconnect between what students are learning and what the world demands.
To build the capacity of educators, school leadership, employer and youth-serving partners to provide students meaningful & effective 21st century skill building experiences that prepare them for postsecondary success.
Skills Lab benefits students by prioritizing 21st century skills development across a range of integrated settings. It supports educators and their collaborating partners to co-design and co-deliver rich learning experiences in the forms of performance tasks, work-based challenges, case studies, and other problem-based engagements. The initiative involves year-round coaching and work with a diversity of industry and community partners to enhance the quality and quantity of learning experiences available to students. The initiative will culminate in a set of codified products, tools and resources that support skills integration, task development, and constructive feedback practices reinforcing anytime, anywhere learning. Participating schools are receiving support to prototype customized innovations that deepen learning and build teacher capacity. The Skills Lab is supported by funding from GE Foundation.
The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of GE, has a rich history of building a world that works better. We empower people by helping them develop the skills they need to succeed in a global economy. We equip communities with the technology and capacity to improve access to better health and education. We elevate ideas that are tackling the world’s toughest challenges to advance economic development and improve lives. The GE Foundation is powered by the generosity and talent of our employees, who have a strong commitment to their communities.