Time Travel Not Required

Not all that long ago, supercomputers, holograms, and even power-lacing shoes only existed in our favorite sci-fi movies. Today, these somewhat-commonplace items don't even get a second thought—save the power-lacing shoes. In fact, technology is advancing so rapidly that approximately 65 percent of kids entering elementary school now will end up working in jobs that don't yet exist. With an ever-changing world, how can we provide TXGU'ers with relevant skills needed to succeed in jobs that don't yet exist?

Luckily, we don't need to build a time machine to help us prepare TXGU'ers for the future. By reinforcing skills such as complex problem solving, critical thinking, and collaborating with others, we are helping students prepare for careers in and outside tech-focused industries. And strengthening these skills can be as easy as implementing group projects where students work together toward unified solutions. So while jobs of the future might seem lightyears away, there's plenty we can be do to start preparing teens today.