Tell Your Story: Generation Do-It-Yourself Pathways for School & Career

Blog Series, GenDIY, Learning

eduInnovation and Getting Smart in partnership with the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation  are excited to extend the deadline for a submission for the Generation Do-It-Yourself (GenDIY) thought leadership campaign!  This campaign about reimagining secondary and postsecondary education and career skills will explore the new generation building a global economy and experiences that are impact driven and entrepreneurial.

Submissions including blogs, video, and infographics will then be highlighted in a digital resource to be released in the Fall of 2016. A few additional details:

Charting & Beginning Your Own Course

At some point you decide it’s up to you, but how do you decide what to do? You have to take control because it’s up to you.

Rethinking High School & College

Because it’s not “one-size-fits-all-at-18, two or four years then you’re done” anymore. 

Learning on the Job 

That thing about having seven careers in a lifetime? Here’s how GenDIYers thrive on it. Work experience is as important as formal education.

  • Figure out what you need to know and be able to do
  • Working and learning
  • Finding or creating an internship
  • Learn for free: MOOC, OER, TED, apps & tools
  • Show what you know: sending signaling

GenDIY Tools

Tools, skills, and advice for (and from) GenDIY.

Imperatives

The drivers that are empowering opportunities and options. 

Each section will include stories by and about young adults charting their own course: internships that lead to great jobs; artists and online students; code school success stories; “dropouts” who turn to alternative education, and alt ed celebs.

See a topic you are an expert or have experience in? We’re making the case and making known the realities of students who are pursuing careers through alternative pathways. If your contribution is selected, we’ll post an edited version on Getting Smart, submit it to The Huffington Post, and incorporate it into an interactive eBook in the form of a quote, feature, or video.

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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is author of Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation, Charter Board Partners and Bloomboard. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.