OASD recognized as leader in preparing students for 2030 and beyond

posted May 2, 2019, 1:51 PM by Katie Nieman
The Oshkosh Area School District was recently recognized for its thought-leadership and innovative learning practices related to leveraging technology in the classroom. OASD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Dave Gundlach, along with OASD technology team members Kathleen Stephany and Matt Callahan, presented to a global audience at the 2019 CoSN Conference (Consortium for School Networking). The topic of discussion centered around artificial intelligence and how the OASD is preparing students for 2030 and beyond. The District's presentation was also highlighted in a recent feature article by eSchool News: How this district is preparing students for 2030–and beyond

“We need students and adults who can learn, unlearn, and relearn at an increasing pace,” said Dr. David Gundlach, OASD Deputy Superintendent.  By 2020, the top 10 skills needed for academic and professional success will have changed, with complex problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity taking top spots. And a new skill will appear on must-have lists, as predicted by the World Economic Forum’s Future Jobs Report: cognitive flexibility.

The OASD’s Learning Without Limits initiative is one way the District is preparing students for 2030. Programs in coding and robotics introduce students to important concepts that will play a pivotal role in future jobs. After upgrading infrastructure, focusing on professional development and distributing one-to-one devices to teachers and students, the District is now focusing on integration and digital equity. LEARN MORE: OASD Learning Without Limits 

CoSN empowers educational leaders to leverage technology to create and grow engaging learning environments. CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and is known as one of the most powerful and influential voices in K-12 education. To learn more about CoSN visit www.cosn.org.