Emily Birden

School of the Future

At School of the Future, Emily serves as both a Teacher and Internship Coordinator for the school’s internship program. Through the teaching of an internship course, Emily supports preparing and placing all 11th and 12th grade students in internships throughout NYC.

21st Century Skills Building Initiative

During the 2016-17 academic year, Emily will focus on collaborating with industry professionals to create site specific training plans for students that incorporate 21st century skills development. In order to monitor student growth, students will receive product and performance reviews based on their work at their internship.

Building Block Spotlight: Problem Solving

When students have mastered this skill, they can clearly articulate the problem and its causes, creatively and effectively arrive at options for solving the problem, critically think about the pros and cons of each course of action, and pull the necessary information, resources, and team members to implement the solution.