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Wednesday, October 3 • 8:00am - 9:15am
EdTech Track | The Importance of Soft Skills in a High Tech World (Capital Factory, 16th Floor)

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Let’s discuss why teaching soft skills with edtech is just as important for student development as teaching the traditional, quantifiable skills currently being emphasized. It is all too common to hear people preach the importance of math, science, and coding in this increasingly technological world. What you don’t hear about is the equal importance of learning soft skills—skills that are not easy to quantify, like kindness, ethics, empathy, leadership, perseverance, resilience, etc. These soft skills need to be developed early and often, Pre-K through 12 and beyond, and edtech can lead the way.

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Brittany Hicks

Founder, BrightAngle
Brittany is the founder of Bright Angle, an edtech company focused on teaching hard and soft skills in the classroom using AR activities to enhance curiosity, engagement, understanding and retention for all learners. Her currently self-funded startup aligns to the learning objectives... Read More →

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Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver... Read More →

Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:15am CDT
Capital Factory
  EdTech Track
  • Room 16th Floor, ACL