What Are AI-Proof Skills and Why Are They Important? | Jessica Cavallaro | 9 Min Read

December 8, 2022

AI Proof Skills

The purpose of education is to prepare our children for the future, yet, the future is moving faster than ever and we need to catch up with it.  Due to the great technological leaps, what we deem the future rapidly mutates, evolving minute by minute, while the education system stays rooted in tradition. We update the technology in our classrooms, buy new tech products, and even invest in expensive maker spaces; all efforts to chase the promise of education. But are we using these tools effectively if our teachers are still required to teach using overburdened curriculum plans and have zero time in the curriculum to allow students to actually tinker with these tools?

While there is no easy solution, we can begin to work within our current systems to better prepare our students for the world they are going to inherit. This means using our content to scaffold, develop, and eventually master AI-Proof skills, meaning skills based on emotional and contextual intelligence (some call them soft skills). AI will not be able to automate skills like teamwork, collaboration, empathy, problem-solving, and adaptability, at least not in the foreseeable future. In order for…

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Jessica Cavallaro

As the co-founder of The Agile Mind and Chief Academic Officer of a pioneering online high school, Jessica Cavallaro is a key player in the educational revolution, infusing K-12 learning with Agile methodologies. Her 15-year tenure in education has been marked by a dedication to crafting meaningful educational experiences that drive classroom innovation and foster inquisitiveness. Jessica is dedicated to creating systems that enhance student autonomy, ensuring that every learner's voice is heard and valued. Beyond her educational leadership, Jessica is an esteemed keynote speaker, spreading her vision for transformative education and the critical role of flexibility in learning.