US Education Policy

The Future of K-12 Education: What Would You Do?

October 20, 2016  • National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

Today, we are excited to launch a social media campaign to crowdsource ideas for how K-12 education can support the whole student. We need your voice! To navigate the complexities of an interconnected world, students need social, emotional, and academic skills. That is why The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development is committed to re-envisioning what constitutes success in our schools.

Why This Campaign:

As the National Commission embarks on the journey to reframe what a successful K-12 education means in our country, we need input and ideas from people across the United States. On November 2, the Commissioners will meet for the very first time, and we want to be prepared with a wide variety of insight and perspectives—which is why we are excited about the #TellNCSEAD campaign.

How it Works:

It is simple. On Twitter, share your ideas, examples, and insights for fully integrating social, emotional, and academic development in K-12 education using the hashtag #TellNCSEAD. On Facebook, write a post with your thoughts using the hashtag or leave a comment on our post. Our team will compile all ideas and share them with the National Commission. We will be sure to provide an update on our site and social media after the meeting and will continue to keep you updated and solicit your ideas and feedback throughout the life of the Commission.

Spread the Word:

The best way to crowdsource is to get the word out! That’s where you can help. Here are some sample tweets and Facebook posts you can share with your audiences to encourage participation and the exchange of ideas:

  • The US cannot ignore teaching social & emotional skills in #K12 education. Share your ideas for reinventing K-12 using #TellNCSEAD.
  • The @AspenSEAD National Commission is crowdsourcing ideas for how #K12 can support the whole student. Share your ideas using #TellNCSEAD!
  • Calling all educators: @AspenSEAD wants ideas to rethink #K12 with a focus on social & emotional growth. Share your ideas using #TellNCSEAD!