The Real Work of a
21st Century Education
Our world is changing so quickly that we can only begin to imagine what the future will hold. But we are failing to teach our kids the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s world.
So how will we prepare them for jobs that haven’t even been invented yet?
The real work of a 21st century education is to spark the passion for lifelong learning that our kids will need to navigate their way to a promising tomorrow.
The education crisis is a crisis of engagement and it is putting our society’s future at risk.
Percent of people who report feeling engaged in school or work
Sources: Gallup Student Poll, 2012; Gallup, State of the Global Workplace, 2013.
Institute of Play
We create learning experiences rooted in the principles of game design—experiences that simulate real world problems, and require dynamic, well-rounded solutions. We support teachers and other learning leaders in making learning irresistible—creating for students a powerful need to know, and a hunger to learn more. We believe in making learning relevant—to the technologies that shape our kids’ lives, the passions that fuel their ambitions, and the demands of life in the 21st century.
Our first initiative, the New York City public school Quest to Learn, serves as a living lab where we developed and continue to evolve a game-like approach to learning that is transforming not only student engagement and outcomes but also teacher practice in compelling new ways.