In this keynote speech, I describe three exponential technologies affecting our present and future world and make the case for how these advances in technology require new skills that go beyond content knowledge. Following the description and illustration of exponential technologies, I paint a vivid picture of three former students of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) who can serve as icons for how we can nurture the next generation of creative, ethical, and scientifically minded persons. Through their individual vignettes, I describe how IMSA creates the conditions to nurture the most important skills and predispositions necessary now and in the future.
Torres, José M., "“Designing Conditions for Talented Students to be Creative, Ethical, and Scientifically Minded”" (2019). Keynotes, Speeches, and Lectures. 17.
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