SXSW EDU 2024: Keeping it relevant for students

Greg Walker, senior VP of state and district partnerships for the College Board, joined WorkingNation to share his thoughts on students feeling connectedness

It’s important to make sure students feel what they are learning is relevant, says Greg Walker, senior VP of state and district partnerships, College Board.

Walker joined WorkingNation’s editor-in-chief Ramona Schindelheim for WorkingNation Overheard at SXSW EDU 2024 in Austin.

Regarding learning, he says, “How do they connect it to careers, connect it to opportunities? Internship is also something that’s really important. Are there opportunities for kids to get out in the workforce to roll up their sleeves and learn about themselves? That’s where I think students really begin to find themselves and then they see connectedness into what they’re learning in school.”

Walker notes, “If it’s relevant for the past but not relevant for the future, we should think about what we need to monitor, adjust, and change.”

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