Catching Some Z’s: Positioning our Generation Z Students to Thrive in the Gig Economy

As the world shifts towards a gig economy, educators need to adapt their practices to prepare students for an uncertain future. But as author Greg McDonough explains, Gen Z and Gen Alpha are uniquely prepared to tackle these new challenges and embrace a leadership-centric, community-based approach to teaching. See the full article on the 12M Recruiting website.

Greg McDonough

Sep 17, 2020

Catching Some Z’s: Positioning our Generation Z Students to Thrive in the Gig Economy

Greg McDonough is the innovation space coordinator at Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS),  just outside of Chicago.  Since Greg began working at LFCDS in 2017, the school has emerged as a national leader in technology. Nearly half of all middle students have participated in off-campus innovation events, while a quarter of the faculty have presented at edtech conferences. LFCDS partners with several nonprofits to organize student-run makerspaces serving children outside the LFCDS community. Greg also developed and directed LFCDS’s first virtual summer camp, LFCDSummer, for children in the Chicagoland area.

As one who takes great pride in the ability to build a campfire without matches, Greg was somewhat surprised to find his professional passion in ed tech. But now Greg is “all in,” as he believes ed tech is a powerful tool for inclusivity and community building.  Greg hopes to continue leading technology programs that leverage tech to enhance the student experience. His long-term goals include developing whole-school, mission-aligned scope and sequences which, in partnership with external community-based organizations, can help more students become talented makers, digital citizens, and world leaders.

Greg can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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