2014 NCPN Keynote Speakers

Opening General Session

Monday, October 13, 9:30–10:45 A.M.

Keynote: The Future of Learning is Here!

Andrew Vanden Heuvel

Developments in technology continue to disrupt business as usual – in education and the workplace. Futuristic tools like learning analytics, gamification, and wearable computers promise to change the way we teach, learn, and work. But these changes are not decades away - they are already happening in classrooms across America. In this talk, we will explore the latest and greatest in futuristic educational technology and look to the horizon of education to see where all of this change may be leading us.

Andrew Vanden Heuvel, Teacher, Michigan Virtual School
2011 Michigan Online Teacher of the Year

Membership Luncheon / Awards Presentation

Tuesday, October 14, 11:30A.M.–12:40 P.M.

Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Awards Ceremony

NCPN strives to compile and share information on exemplary practices, collaborate to develop implementation resources, and foster communication about Career Pathways and other workforce education programs. Sponsored by Kuder, Inc. the Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award emphasizes the important of career guidance and advising, professional development for educators and employers, and the employer role in providing work-based learning opportunities for students. Three award-winning programs from around the country will be recognized during the luncheon.

The Restructuring of NCPN

Debra Mills, NCPN Director; Libby Livings-Eassa, NCPN President

Libby-Essa Livings

Debra Mills
Come learn about the restructuring taking place in the National Career Pathways Network and where we are heading.

Closing Session

Tuesday, October 14, 2:30–3:30 P.M.

Keynote: Preparing All Students for Their Inevitable Destination...the World of Work!

Chad Foster

The world of work is the inevitable destination of every student. In order to fully prepare for that destination, students must clearly understand their career options, the processes related to pursuit of their desired career(s), and the knowledge/skills needed to attain success in the workplace. Successful entrepreneur and best-selling author, Chad Foster, will assemble the pieces of the 'workplace success' puzzle in this entertaining, engaging keynote presentation.

Chad Foster, Author, Career Readiness for Teens

This session will be followed by a free trip giveaway. Attendees must be present to win.