Democratizing Education through Innovation: Transforming Learning for All
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Democratizing Education through Innovation: Transforming Learning for All

Democratizing Education through Innovation: Transforming Learning for All

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LEAP Innovations

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212

2.09 Classroom

Chicago, IL 60654

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Chicago is at a crossroads - the opportunity gap continues to persist as employers add thousands of middle-skill jobs but don’t have enough qualified, skilled workers to fill them. At the root of the gap is a local education system that is failing to transform the way our students learn in order to equip them with the academic, critical-thinking and creativity skills needed to fill new economy jobs.

Join us for a thoughtful discussion on how we as leaders, educators, tech innovators can drive a shift toward a new learning ecosystem that provides equitable access to learning for all learners regardless of race, socioeconomic status or neighborhood.

Our panel will explore thought-provoking questions about current approaches and new solutions that can drive real change that tailors education and employment opportunities to individual learners based on their needs, interests and strengths.

Moderator: Brandis Friedman, Reporter, WTTW

Panelists include:
Phyllis Lockett, CEO, LEAP Innovations
Andrea Zopp, Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Office, City of Chicago
Nichole Pinkard, Founder, Digital Youth Network
Brian Hill, CEO, Edovo
Harrison Horan, CEO re:work

Light refreshments will be served. Discount parking is available at the LAZ Parking Garage located at 210 N. Wells.

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LEAP Innovations

222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212

2.09 Classroom

Chicago, IL 60654

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