Rachael Mann

Rachael Mann is the founder of #TeachlikeTED, coauthor of The Martians in Your Classroom (www.MartianClassroom.org), and director of professional development for West-MEC. She speaks and writes about the future of education and helps educators rethink the learning spaces of today. Prior to #TeachlikeTED, Rachael was the Network to Transform Teaching and STEM Professional Learning Director for Northern Arizona University's AZK12 Center and State Director for Educators Rising Arizona. A former high school Career and Technical Education teacher and hailing from a family of educators, she has 14 years of classroom teaching experience. Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She is a founding member of the Council on the Future of Education, serves on the NCLA Executive Board, and is on the ACTE Region V Policy Committee.

The Martians in Your Classroom MasterClass

Equipping students for the future is a huge task! Knowing that we do not know the jobs of tomorrow, where do we even start? This MasterClass is designed to take educators on a journey to explore the forecasted changes and to develop a plan to get us there. NASA Director and Engineer Stephen Sandford will share his expertise around the needs and skill sets for space exploration and the space economy. Educator Rachael Mann will guide participants on a journey to dissect skill sets and mindsets required to succeed in a world where 85% of the jobs have not yet been invented.

This MasterClass will cover:

  • What are we doing right in our schools?

  • What do we need to do more of in our learning spaces?

  • What do we need to stop doing?

  • How do we move past legacy systems that no longer serve the youth of today?

  • What are the big questions our students will be charged with finding answers to in their future?

  • What are the forecasted changes in the world around us and what impact will these changes have on the workforce?

  • What is the role of Space and the Vertical Economy in our future reality?

  • How do we blur the lines between our content areas?

  • How do we develop a STEM mindset in students and encourage kids to pursue STEM fields?

  • How do educators use Space to draw students in and develop an interest in STEM areas?

  • How can Space exploration be incorporated into all content areas?

  • What role does Career and Technical Education play in the future of education?

  • What are the small changes that can make a huge difference in our learning spaces?