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 the people you currently see entering the field you work in, 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. There is also a lot of discussion in education between being successful as an individual and being successful as part of a group or team. How important is it for kids to be working in groups in school?
  6. Tell us a little bit about any changes you foresee for the workplace (in your field) 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. When we're done today, what's the one most important "take-away" message you'd like our teachers and students to hear?