The global workforce The world is going digital Can our students keep up?
The world population is growing.  <ul><li>More people means a need for more jobs  </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of jobs? </...
In a global workforce,  jobs can be located anywhere <ul><li>More companies are going global </li></ul><ul><li>More jobs r...
The Digital Divide is shrinking <ul><li>More of the world’s population  is being connected to the  Internet and learning t...
Access to technology  is growing worldwide <ul><li>In the USA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>234,372,000 people currently use the ...
In math, science, and problem solving, United States students score about 20 th  in the world.
Information is power,  if you know how to use it. <ul><li>Education makes the difference </li></ul><ul><li>What do we need...
Information and Image Sources <ul><li>Arrison, S. (2002, March 13). What digital divide? - CNET News.  Technology News - C...
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How is globalization changing what's needed to get a job in the future? Can our students compete?

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  1. 1. The global workforce The world is going digital Can our students keep up?
  2. 2. The world population is growing. <ul><li>More people means a need for more jobs </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of jobs? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will get these jobs? </li></ul>
  3. 3. In a global workforce, jobs can be located anywhere <ul><li>More companies are going global </li></ul><ul><li>More jobs require skills with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Communication is becoming almost instantaneous </li></ul><ul><li>Workers can be located anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs will go to the best educated, hardest workers </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Digital Divide is shrinking <ul><li>More of the world’s population is being connected to the Internet and learning to use technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Costs are decreasing </li></ul><ul><li>Access in increasing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More mobile users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data access through handheld cell phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inexpensive netbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Internet access at libraries and public places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3G & 4G wireless Internet </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Access to technology is growing worldwide <ul><li>In the USA: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>234,372,000 people currently use the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>76.3 % of the total population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A 150% increase since 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>China: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>28.7 % of the population is currently online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That’s 384,000,000 people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.5 times as many as are online in the USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also a 1000% increase in Internet use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Africa and the Middle East : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet use has grown over 1000% from 2000-2009 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. In math, science, and problem solving, United States students score about 20 th in the world.
  7. 7. Information is power, if you know how to use it. <ul><li>Education makes the difference </li></ul><ul><li>What do we need to encourage? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to work with other cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work ethic </li></ul></ul>The United Nations
  8. 8. Information and Image Sources <ul><li>Arrison, S. (2002, March 13). What digital divide? - CNET News. Technology News - CNET News . Retrieved July 1, 2010, from http://news.cnet.com/2010-1071-858537.html </li></ul><ul><li>BBC. (2005, February 25). BBC NEWS | Technology | Global digital divide 'narrowing'. BBC NEWS . Retrieved June 30, 2010, from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4296919.stm </li></ul><ul><li>HNPStats - Population Projection Tables by Country and Group. (2010). The World Bank . Retrieved June 30, 2010, from http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTHEALTHNUTRITIONANDPOPULATION/EXTDATASTATISTICSHNP/EXTHNPSTATS/0,,contentMDK:21737699~menuPK:3385623~pagePK:64168445~piPK:64168309~theSitePK:3237118,00.html </li></ul><ul><li>OECD PISA Results (2006) Retrieved July 3, 2010 from http://www.oecd.org/document/2/0,3343,en_32252351_32236191_39718850_1_1_1_1,00.html </li></ul><ul><li>World Internet Usage Statistics News and World Population Stats. (n.d.). Internet Usage World Stats - Internet and Population Statistics . Retrieved July 1, 2010, from http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Images: </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown scene in Taiwan. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=17943143-5297-49b3-bab9-57f80d24a7fa </li></ul><ul><li>View of Earth from space http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=57f4aebb-e666-49f4-80ea-b3825b780ff5 </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Gates with PDA </li></ul><ul><li>http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=fe91c114-e484-47ca-afe0-a803e39e736f </li></ul><ul><li>Climate modeling grid pattern </li></ul><ul><li>http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=6326b1d6-7a0a-4390-b10e-bccd805c9930 </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations headquarters http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=a09e1b1a-0a59-46d3-bb95-5b9cc3a5431b </li></ul>

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