July 16 – 17, 2024

Uncharted Learning 2024

Uncharted Learning’s National Summit provides educators with the space to elevate their practice. In the ever-changing world of entrepreneurship, educators who connect with peers and experts to learn new tools and techniques are energized, helping students progress faster.

American Student Assistance® (ASA) Programming 

Crisis Proofing Today’s Learners: A Clarion Call for Change

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 | 9:15 – 10:00 AM | Kinzie Forum

Sadly, nearly half of today’s kids are not adequately prepared to make informed, confident decisions about what they want to do after high school. Join American Student Assistance (ASA) President & CEO Jean Eddy for a thought-provoking conversation on today’s career and workforce preparedness. In her new book Crisis-Proofing Today’s Learners: Reimagining Career Education to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow’s World, Jean explores how and why career readiness education must be revamped to prepare teens for the future. It’s a clarion call to action: if we don’t change how we approach career readiness education, we will irreparably fail our kids.

  • Jean Eddy, American Student Assistance, President & CEO
  • Margarita Geleske, Uncharted Learning, Chief Evangelist

Book Signing with Author Jean Eddy 

Tuesday, July 16th 2024 | 10:00 – 10:15 AM | Main Gallery

Meet the author, ASA’s President & CEO, Jean Eddy. The first 50 people will receive signed copies of her book, Crisis-Proofing Today’s Learners: Reimagining Career Education to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow’s World.

Helping Them Chart Their Course: Career Exploration in Middle School

Tuesday, July 16th, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:15 PM | Morgan Boardroom

Begin early with career exploration and self-understanding. Explore how the entrepreneurship experience in mxINCedu can help students uncover strengths and interests, aligning them with pathways from high school to college or trade school, and beyond. Discover how career exploration is integrated into the mxINCedu experience and explore new resources for deeper dives or to create foundational courses complementing mxINCedu.

  • Kelly VanMeter, Uncharted Learning, Program Manager
  • Jean Eddy, American Student Assistance, President & CEO

Unlocking Student Success: The Power of Entrepreneurship and Leadership Skills for Future-Readiness

Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 | 1:30 – 2:30 PM | Kinzie Forum

Gain firsthand perspectives, from education and business leaders, on the importance of entrepreneurship and leadership skills in preparing students for the future. As the conversation unfolds, alumni will offer their unique insights and testimonies, showcasing the profound influence of these skills in shaping their paths to success. Join us for a captivating session where change-makers, dedicated to empowering young minds, come together to share their stories of innovation and impact.

  • Jean Eddy, American Student Assistance, President & CEO
  • Michael Miles, Uncharted Learning, Employee
  • Shawnee Caruthers, Gettingsmart, Director of Advocacy
  • Ty Lewis, United Way Quad Cities, Director of Emerging Leaders
  • Anna Buendia, Northeast ISD, Alum