Building College and Career Readiness Skills and Increasing Student Engagement Through Student Leadership
Abstract: What skills do adult learners need to succeed in today’s world, and how can instructors and programs aid in the acquisition of these skills? During this interactive, student-led session, participants will discuss 21st century skills and explore ideas for building these skills while increasing student engagement through student leadership opportunities. Students from the Mesa Public Schools Adult Education Program in Mesa, Arizona, will highlight the employability skills they have gained and how they have expanded their horizons through participation in program-wide student leadership opportunities. Participants will be introduced to ideas for enhancing student engagement through student leadership activities such as student volunteerism and participation on a student leadership committee.