Moonshot Conference is an interactive 2-hour session that brings together key change-makers to share the best practices and set a common agenda to accelerate impact in two areas of education: access to quality education and advancement of youth mental health.
We have recorded the debate for you to hear the solutions, to get inspired and shoot for the Moon with us!
Access to quality education & youth mental health were certainly areas of substantive concern before the pandemic, but COVID has significantly amplified the gravity of each. As the US seeks to shape its response to the post-COVID existence, we will convene thought leaders and innovators from the areas of business, government policy, technology, science, and the arts to discuss and formulate solutions to the continued challenges in American education.
10:15 AM Virtual Doors Open
10:30 AM Alert Question
11:00 AM Moonshot Story
11:05 AM Ideation #1 – Access to Quality Education
11:28 AM Moonshot Master Class
11:36 AM Ideation #2 – Youth Mental Health
12:10 PM Moonshot Story
12:18 PM Moonshot Forecast – Vision for the Future
12:28 PM Vision of the future
Research on chronic absenteeism and on remote learning reinforces the urgency of providing appropriate support to children who are least prepared and especially to those at risk of becoming disengaged and eventually dropping out. Research on online learning and teaching shows that they are effective only if students have consistent access to the internet and computers and if teachers have received targeted training and support for online instruction. What are the best prescriptive policies to broaden and deepen access to quality education as we enter 2022 and beyond?
Nearly half of US parents say they have noticed a new or worsening mental health condition among their teens since the start of the pandemic. According to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, teens experience an increase in anxiety/worry (36% teen girls, 19% teen boys) or depression/sadness (31% teen girls, 18% teen boys). Some parents report negative changes in their teen’s sleep, withdrawing from family, and aggressive behavior. What can educators and the school system writ large to deal with the increased mental health concerns among children and teens?
Unbelievable story of challenge and proof of concept overcome by strength, justice, empowerment, intelligence, integrity, progress and/or faith.
We invite master practitioners from all areas of business, social science and technology to educate our audience and provide it with actionable tools and frameworks that can impact their organizations.
Each speaker presents company, product, government, or institution coming up
with solutions for sustainable future ready to be scaled.
Everyone gets a voice and we encourage you to ask questions, vote in live polling and comment and help us to steer the ideation in the right direction.
The first of the Moonshot by Aspen CE virtual conferences focusing on the future of education highlighted examples of best practices in a diverse panel of experts and representatives of business, state and non-profit sectors. Over 40 Czech innovation projects in education are presented in the Moonshot impact gallery to raise support to further their impact.
The very first Moonshot Conference was launched in Washington D.C. last year and it was dedicated to the topic of INEQUALITIES - in access to quality education, in access to technologies and inequalities caused by race discrimination. Check out some of the most powerful moments of our very first Moonshot endeavour.