Brown Brings Future Forecasting into the Classroom through Fellowship Experience

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UPDATED Dr. Syb headshotDr. Sybril Brown, professor of journalism in the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Future Today Institute Summer Teacher Training Fellowship. Brown was one of 30 educators worldwide to take the virtual Master Class taught by quantitative futurist Amy Webb, a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. She is the author of The Signals Are Talking, an award-winning book about how to identify emerging trends early and use strategic foresight to manage risk and opportunity. 

 

The FTI hosted a special Teacher Training Fellowship for teachers who want to incorporate futures forecasting into their curriculum. The program involved three intensive days earlier this month and taught fellows how to incorporate the tools of futurists into their existing coursework.

Brown has been using Webb’s book in class since it’s publication.