hans-headshotI’m Hans Meeder, your Pathways Sherpa. I am here to guide and help you succeed on your journey to develop the most effective college and career pathways programs and systems.

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(Originally posted: September 10, 2015) In their provocative book, “Race Against the Machine,” Harvard economists Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee have taken on another critical issue.  Is the development of robotic, automation and other “artificial intelligence” materially different from other …

Hi!  As I’ve been unpacking “Crucial Conversations”over the last few weeks, we explored the idea that mastering the art of “Crucial Conversations” is essential to leading our organizations and cross-sector coalitions.  While we are working to develop coalitions across schools, …

In our quest to help implement Pathways and the Career-Connected Learning, it is imperative that we build as much true understanding and buy-in from stakeholders as possible.  Inevitably, there will be differences of opinion as we introduce the pathways concepts …

So much of our work in helping communities plan and implement pathways systems revolves around helping people develop new vision – a better approach to education that adopts the value of career-connected learning for all students, whatever their preferred education …

Step #1: Define the Problem



This is an encore post from April 2015. As I have worked with local leaders of pathways projects, I often ask a somewhat obvious question: “What problem are we trying to solve with the Pathways Framework?” Even among a small …

There are two meanings usually associated with the term “Career pathways.”  The first meaning refers to the “educational experience” – that is, the courses and associated work-based learning experiences that prepare a student for entry into a particular career. The …

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