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1 E or e…Birth to Work Integrated Actions Key to Long Term Success Illinois Business Higher Education Forum People Supply the Vision Science Supplies the Tools Together We Build Tomorrow Rick Stephens Senior Vice President The Boeing Company

2 The Challenge We are attempting to educate and prepare students (hire people) today so that they are ready to solve future problems not yet identified using technologies not yet invented based on scientific knowledge not yet discovered. Joseph Lagowski University of Texas at Austin

3 1000s of Programs How Many are Aligned? Business Religious Organizations Government Social Services Education Professional Organizations Health Care Providers Text Publishers Students Youth Organizations Merchants Media Text Book Writers Schools of Education for Teachers Parents Industry Service Clubs Politicians

4 Are We Connecting the Right Dots? Are we asking the right questions? Are we looking at the right data? Are we still looking at old ways to solve new problems? The Future Isnt What it used to be

5 Merchants of Cool

6 Media has a plan Typically, young people spend 6 to 8 hours a day with electronic media -- more time than they spend in school or with their parents, the two groups most often targeted as being responsible for youth and their behaviors. How is this amount of electronic stimulation affecting long- term brain development? How does it shape their thinking and behavior? Many pediatricians have initiated media diet questionnaires among their patients. If health practitioners think there is a good reason to ask, shouldnt we?

7 Connecting the Dots Classroom Education We spend more on education than any other nation. 15,000 hours of curriculum has been generated for 12,000 hours of class time. Youth are involved in formal classroom education 12% of their lives. Most students dont see a relationship between their education and the real world. College entrance exam scores may be on the rise, but the number of high school completions is on a decline. Is a college education the only path to success after high school?

8 Connecting the Dots Building Strong Communities Pediatricians are currently overwhelmed with requests for child rearing support not necessarily related to typical childrens health issues. 90% of critical brain development occurs ages birth to 6 – Are the people around them knowledgeable in this area? Only 40% of our children have an ongoing relationship with a caring adult to help navigate the systems they are required to be in. Less than 50% have a place to go after school with something to do.

9 Secretarys Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Links Education & Workforce Success Three Part Foundation –Basic Skills: Reads, writes, performs arithmetic and mathematical operations, listens and speaks –Thinking Skills: Thinks creatively, makes decisions, solves problems, visualizes, knows how to learn, and reasons –Personal Qualities: Displays responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self-management, and integrity and honesty Five Workplace Competencies –Resources: Identifies, organizes, plans, and allocates resources –Interpersonal: Works with others –Information: Acquires and uses information –Systems: Understands complex inter-relationships –Technology: Works with a variety of technologies * Secretary of Labors Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills

10 The Birth to Work Supply Chain A Closed Loop System Parents Media Drives Culture Education Workforce Business Elementary Jr High High School College Health Community (including Local, Community Based and Professional Organizations) Government Policy Federal/State/Local

11 Future Workforce and (Community) Education Programs Can Be Aligned and Integrated Challenges Recognize that no economic sector, public institution, community group or program can prepare todays citizens for tomorrows economy outside the context of the larger problem of declining achievement. Success will require the intentional integration of multiple and diverse constituents who all have different: –Motivations –Languages –Expectations –Who all recognize a common need….. A strong and vibrant global economy with desirable communities to thrive in.

12 Illinois Can Lead the Way Opportunity – Move to an integrated systems thinking model: –Advocate for critical thinkers and problem solvers…not just experts in memorization of data. –Seek to understand the impact that media has on culture and learning –Learning models require new teaching models Building a Coalition is Key to Solving This Shared Problem

13 What You Can Do Now Continue to ensure Accountability at all levels and Standards of Excellence are in place Ensure Standards focus on the right things at the right levels…all elements of SCANs or 21 st Century Skills important…not just the ones that are easy to test –Primary education…foundational knowledge and personal skills –Secondary education…problem solving, critical thinking, context based learning When creating or writing policies focused on education and workforce, Engage leaders who work across stakeholder groups. Their integrated perspective will expand the discussion and solution space.

14 Key Elements Requiring Alignment Based on McKinsey 7-S Model SharedVision Skills Style Staff Systems Structure Strategy

15 Potential Shared Values and Vision Potential Shared Values –Education opportunities occurs both in and outside of the classroom starting from the time a child is born –The best solutions come from aligned and integrated actions –Motivation of learners can not be legislated –Parents and care givers must play a critical role in education Potential Vision –Illinois government, business, education, media, health, and community leaders will align and integrate their actions the result in developing diverse, innovative, capable life long learners who live and work in multi-cultural environments

16 What We Need to Do Together Develop a shared view on future scenarios on workplace environment and workplace capabilities that includes all education stakeholders Develop a set of shared values and vision Develop common messages and plans that ensure stakeholder alignment on visions, strategies and action plans Establish a set of metrics and governance structure among key stakeholders Identify, integrate and prioritize stakeholder resources to execute stakeholder actions focused on achieving the vision Monitor and help shape key education and future workforce Federal, State and Local legislation policies

17 Alignment and Integration Among All Stakeholders Critical to Success

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