education | March 24, 2013

Future-Friendly Schools: Jennifer Corriero At a Digital Learning Conference

Education speaker Jennifer Corriero knows the importance of incorporating digital-based learning and technologies into the classroom. As the Co-Founder of TakingITGlobal and an expert on the Internet generation, Corriero has helped empower youth to make a difference in the world. Not only that, but she has shown numerous companies how to work with youth and leverage their engagement for success. At the C21 Canada Shifting Minds Summit, Corriero took part in a number of panel discussions and workshops on digital learning in the classroom. She focused on strategies for supporting and empowering teachers to share new models of learning with their students.

As she says in an interview given after the Summit, it's all about creating a culture of digital learning. It's important to not only create these 21st century learning models, but to ensure teachers become comfortable with them. Corriero's newest initiative, a Future Friendly Schools Certification program, is aiming to do exactly that. She has created a series of a series of professional development courses in environmental stewardship, student voice, and global citizenship for teachers to help map out the schools of the future.

One of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, a member of the Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment, and a Adjunct Professor at York University, Corriero is deeply involved with engaging youth and helping people understand what makes young people tick. She has advised many big-name companies (Microsoft, for example) on how to connect with Generation Y. Her keynotes are forward-thinking and on-point—addressing the needs of today's youth while developing strategies to propel them toward success.

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