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Webinar focus: How is the world of work changing and what are the emergent challenges facing young people as they seek out social, economic, and civic opportunities?

About this webinar: Host S. Craig Watkins talked with members of the Connected Learning Research Network about the changing social and economic factors that structure young people’s transition to adulthood. Watkins and guests addressed the challenges schools, families, parents, and youth-oriented organizations face in building pathways to opportunity.

About the series: Throughout October 2015, CLTV and Educator Innovator explored the landscape of the new economy and considered what kinds of skills and resources young people need as they seek to build more robust pathways to opportunity. We also highlighted the changing social and economic factors that structure young people’s transition to adulthood and the ways creative labor is being remade today. Lastly, participants discussed how cities, schools, and tech leaders might drive innovation that is more robust, open, and inclusive, along with policy options for effectively addressing opportunity gaps in the tech sector and innovation economy.

Guest for this webinar included:

  • S. Craig Watkins (host), Professor, Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas-Austin
  • Julie Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College
  • Julian Sefton-Green, Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Media & Communications, London School of Economics, Research Associate at the University of Oslo
  • Ben Kirshner, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology & Learning Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Sonia Livingstone, Professor, Department of Media and Communications at London School of Economics

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The conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtag #ConnectedLearning.

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