Students trailblaze their way to college and career readiness

Two high school students sitting side by side working on computers

Many webinars we host that focus on online and blended learning understandably discuss college and career readiness from an educator or specialist’s point of view. I am pleased that we recently hosted a webinar that invited students to share  their experience of learning in an online setting, and how the inherent flexibility has provided the opportunity to focus on their career goals.

In the webinar, My Learning Is “Rebundled” and My Future Is Bright: Students Talk About How They’re Blazing Their Own New Routes to College & Career Readiness, five students discuss how they are blazing through personalized education pathways to become college and career ready. Each of these ”trailblazers” are learning in a unique online or blended learning setting for many reasons. Whether they are a professional actor or developing their talents as a young artist, students on the panel use a variety of methods to excel. Some take high school courses and higher ed courses simultaneously, while others integrate a beneficial internship into their studies. They discuss how personal motivation is essential to success and the many opportunities that arose from their distinct learning programs.

Finally, learners today are demanding personalized education pathways that offer adaptability, creative problem-solving, and continual learning. The webinar provides examples of students who are charting their own paths through school, with eyes on the prize of their professional goals. Listen to the webinar to hear these special students from different types of schools from all around the country talk about their pathways, and how they are making it work. Hosted in partnership with the Donnell-Kay Foundation, moderators include Mickey Revenaugh, co-founder of Connections Education and board chair at iNACOL and more.


About Mickey Revenaugh
Mickey Revenaugh

Mickey Revenaugh

Mickey Revenaugh is co-founder and executive vice president of Connections Education. She likes to think of herself as an evangelist for the power of high-quality online and blended learning – and a non-stop advocate for learning opportunities for students around the globe.

She serves as chair of the board of directors of iNACOL, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning. For fun she helps her husband run his art school for kids on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and digs in the dirt in her backyard garden in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Yale University, earned an MBA from New York University, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Bennington College.