Global. We are globally interconnected. Over the last two years we have learned and experienced more about the lives of people who live beyond Milpitas than ever before. We have shared in their joys, sorrows, injustices, and triumphs. We have come to know others through our stories, concerns, and invitations for action in service together.
Community. We are intertwined through generations and across cultures. On April 8th, our MUSD Kiwanis 18th Annual Crab Feed was held -- smaller than in the past, but with greater enthusiasm as it was in person! With joy we chatted with people we hadn’t seen outside of a zoom box in over a year. This was service and action in unity to support our students in need of school clothes and scholarships.
One poignant experience a family shared with me was their high school students’ ability to be more of who they are when they returned in person to MHS this year. They formed new friendships that they may not have had if not for the expansive changes that impacted learning and living. Flexibility and adaptability, that is what these students demonstrated.
Communication and an ability to understand different perspectives and biases are skills our learners experienced as they participated in our global community. In the very near future of 2030, our students need to build skills in these Cognitive and Interpersonal examples, as well as areas of Self-leadership and Digital competency. Self-leadership skills include motivation and wellness needed for working effectively while remote. Digital ethics and adept use of software are skills found within Digital competency. This latest McKinsey Report on Skills for the Future illustrates the imperative that we continue to respond and plan so that our students are prepared to develop, create, and shape the future of work. Be a part of our MUSD Innovation Campus planning by participating in this MUSD Thought Exchange about pathways to career for our learners.
Shaping the future of our Global Community together,