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Thursday, July 27 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Vidler - Ensuring prosperity through education

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Ensuring prosperity through education. It is a simple concept but a difficult reality to achieve for all.

Youth unemployment, is at global crisis point. According to last year’s figures from the International Labour Organization (ILO) Greece’s youth unemployment rate was at 58.4%, Italy at 39.7%, the UK 20.3% and USA 15.8%. We need to be developing students who are not only competent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects but competent at collaborating, communicating and promoting their soon to be developed innovations to the world. Generation Z (The Millennials) know how to promote themselves via Snapchat and Instagram but have they considered whether they will get a job post school following the traditional trajectory of school, university or trade to job? Australia based Expand Education has developed an innovative education program that offers a dynamic curriculum focused on developing skills that prepare secondary students for life. Expand is focused on students fulfilling their potential academically and personally. Vital life skills including financial and digital literacy literacy are taught and importantly students develop a sense of purpose for now and the future.

The Expand Education program helps students become motivated, confident and resilient teenagers who, “finish school and go out and pro-actively fulfil their potential.” Says Expand Founder and teacher Tory Vidler. “At Expand we believe in developing strong relationships with our students in order to best understand what makes each child tick and unleash their potential.” Tory says.
“In a traditional classroom this is difficult to do but at Expand this is what we were created to do.”

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Tory Vidler

Founder / Secondary teacher, Expand Education Australia
Tory has taught years 7-12 across Australia. She believes strongly that education is the key to opportunity. Tory is enthusiastic about encouraging experienced professionals to join the teaching profession and developing opportunities for students to experience the real world through... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Beacon Hill Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience High School
  • Session Level Intermediate