1. What skills/abilities do you feel students need to have to be successful in the 21st century as employees?
  2. What skills/abilities do students need to have to be successful citizens in a globally-interconnected world?
  3. Looking at students you currently see graduating school, what are their strengths and what are their weaknesses?
  4. There is a lot of discussion in K-12 education about the importance of content knowledge (knowing a lot of “stuff” about math, science, social studies, language arts, etc.) versus the importance of learning skills and students being able to construct their own understanding of material/ideas that are new to them (being able to “learn how to learn”). What are your thoughts regarding how much we should focus on content knowledge versus focusing on students’ ability to learn/adapt/grow?
  5. What should be the balance of group work verses individual work in the classroom? Should one be emphasized over the other?
  6. Tell us a little bit about any changes you foresee for schools in the next 5-15 years (and beyond). What do you think this means for students currently in high school and for K-12 education in general?
  7. What types of technologies should our students be proficient at using?
  8. What was the best learning/educational experience you have had? Why?
  9. If you were going to design a 21st century school from the ground up, what are three key features you would include? These features could be physical (building features), pedagogical (teaching techniques/approach), structural (curriculum, schedule, etc.), technological (specific tools/software/experiences), etc.
  10. When we're done today, what's the one most important "take-away" message you'd like our teachers and students to hear?