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Innovator | Educator | Activator

Talent pipeline strategist, educator, and consultant connecting K-14 and higher education to the classroom and workforce of the future. I stand at the intersect of education and workforce collaboration with expertise in intersegmental systems alignment, workforce development, and immersive technologies in the classroom and business and industry. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive in education, the workforce, and life, and that we must rise together.



The Future of Work: Preparing the AI and AI-Infused Talent Pipeline

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) field is booming. Demand for AI skills is driving a need for workers to learn new technical skills across industries. To meet this demand, Intel and the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County (CLAOC) are collaborating to enhance AI education across Orange County, CA through Intel’s AI for Workforce program and connecting participants to jobs across industry sectors. Learn how to prepare your region's AI and AI-infused talent pipeline.

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Future of Workforce Summit - March 24, 2022 8:30 - 10:00am PT

Join me as moderator for the CEO Leadership Alliance Orange County (CLA-OC) Future of Workforce Summit with keynote, Derek Kirk, M.A., Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development. Topics to include: Global Perspective and Local Impact, Sectors Strategy Approach to Talent Development, Entrepreneurial Culture, K12 Experiential Learning, AI-Infused Talent, and the unveiling of the first of its kind in OC, Talent Pipeline Metrics Dashboard. Register here

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From Action to Impact Faculty Institute

I will be teaching Wednesday, 4/28/2021 Instructional Strategies for the Digisphere and Thursday, 4/29/2021 Measuring Up: Assessing Instructional Effectiveness

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Preparing Students for College and Career Success 4/26/2021-6/04/2021

The potential of all students to achieve academic and career success is a fundamental precept of the 21st century career counselor. The 21st century career counselor is both advocate and leader. This interactive course will engage participants with both research-proven best practices and practical hands-on curriculum. Participants will learn strategies to actively engage the students they counsel in the planning of college and career goals while also teaching them a learning a methodology on how to achieve those goals.

Course Number: EDUC-41605

Register HERE

Credit: 6.00 units


CCCAOE 3/10/2020

Education 3.0 The Classroom of the Future

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun, and with it comes the promise of a more converged world. But what does this mean to the way we are educating the leaders of tomorrow? How will these changes define the future of work and education? What will the classroom of the future be like? Join us for a day in the life of Education 3.0 In this two-hour session, you will become a student in the classroom of the future. Come experience, and actively engage as a student in the instructional practices, embedded immersive technologies (AR,VR, AI) and work-based learning that will be prevalent in the #futureofwork and #futureofeducation. There will be three, two hour sessions. Participants can choose one session. 9:00 - 11:00, 11:30 - 1:30, 2:00 - 4:00 Cost: $75 (Seating is limited to 20 participants.) Co-taught by Amy Kaufman, Global Co-Chair Universities and Colleges Committee VR/AR Association , and other education and immersive technology leaders (to be announced) Questions? executivedirector@cccaoe.org


Educating for Careers Session Speaker 2/27/2020 11:00-2:30

Designing Their Own Future: CPA Students in a 21st Century

Our students have grown up with technologies that are transforming the world. Often, their futures are created in a manner that excludes their voices. In this session, Amy Kaufman and Michelle Fortune of Narbonne High School’s Public Service Academy, share their Future of Work student coalition and their work around the future of work and education.


CCCAOE Pre-Conference Session Speaker 10/16/2019 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Bacon, Eggs, and Hashtags?

#futureofwork, #futureofeducation, #classroomofthefuture, #gigeconomy, #VR, #AR, #entrepreneurship, #employabilityskills, #apprenticeships We have all seen these hashtags widely circulating in education and workforce, but what do they really mean for our students, educational institutions, workforce, and our community-at-large? The world of work and education is undergoing a period of dramatic change.

No single actor—a government, business, individual, or educational institution can singularly prepare us for the changes ahead. Join this expert panel of voices that include, industry partners, community college practitioners, students, policy leaders, community members, and intermediaries as we actively engage with one another around proactively shaping a new, positive future of work and education. Participants will walk away with immediate applications on how to provide equitable & accessible futures of work and education for all students.


CCCAOE Plenary Session Speaker 10/17/2019 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Making Connections: The Past, Present and Future of Work

Join me as we travel back to 1893 and the Chicago Worlds Fair. Using our hindsight, we will gain insight and foresight into the Future of Work and the Future of Education.


CAPR Panel Plenary 11/21/2019 9:30-10:50

Supporting Students on the Path to College and Career Success

Join me for CAPR (Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness) Conference 2019 brought to you by Teachers College, Columbia University. I will be joining a group of state leaders from around the country to discuss how developmental education has unfolded within their state systems. Discussion will include perspectives on the state’s role in developing reforms, how states are supporting colleges’ implementation, and the best approaches to evaluating their efforts

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ACTE Conference Speaker 12/6/2019 11:45 - 12:45

The Future of Work is Right Here, Right Now

The future of work will be significantly influenced by the future of learning, and that is a future we must invest in and plan for now. Join us and discover how learning institutions and industry partners all over the world are using augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) to prepare students for college and careers in high-growth, high-wage and high-demand industries and how you can plan to integrate these immersive technologies into your programs.


The Dock, Ireland

Future of Work Global Research Tour Stop #1

University of Bergen

Future of Work Global Research Tour Stop #2

Waterford, Ireland King of the Vikings

Future of Work Global Research Tour Stop #3

University of Porto, Portugal

Future of Work Global Research Tour Stop #4