The value of any education is greatly diminished if it does not include 21st century skills. Students who are educated but not prepared will fail when they enter the workplace and students who enter the workplace with knowledge, but without skills, will struggle.
Chad Foster has spent the past 16 years creating and implementing critical 21st Century Skills resources for students. Chad is the best-selling author of Teenagers Preparing for the Real World, Financial Literacy for Teens, Career Readiness for Teens, Power of People Skills, and Poison of Intolerance. Chad's books have been read by more than one million students and his dynamic project-based curricula are used in 4,500 middle school and high school classrooms nationwide. Chad's wit and engaging style of writing make him the perfect messenger to share real world wisdom with students from all walks of life.
Chad is also the co-author of High School 101, an innovative, project-based strategy, used in more than 1,000 schools nationwide. High School 101 focuses on high school transition and dropout prevention. This research-driven resource, co-authored with Dr. Mike Hall, is designed to prepare students to succeed today in the classroom as well as tomorrow in the workplace.
As one of America's most sought-after speakers, Chad spends most of his time on the road, providing powerful keynote presentations to student and educator audiences as well as high-energy professional development for educators and administrators. His dynamic keynote and workshop presentations deliver entertaining, relevant messages that engage students and motivate educators. The best messages in the world are worthless if the messages are not delivered by the 'right' messengers. Chad Foster is one of those 'right' messengers.
A former professional tennis player and successful entrepreneur, Chad is credited with developing and marketing the soft rubber playground surface seen on McDonald's Playlands worldwide. This best-selling author and nationally acclaimed speaker also hosted, for eight years, his own television show, Fly Fishing America, seen on ESPN.
Chad is passionate in his belief that students must be prepared, not just educated, if they want to succeed. His mission is clear… all students can be successful if we provide them with relevant knowledge and critical 21st century skills.
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