David Miyashiro (Cajon Valley Union School District), Tinsley Maier (Edgi Learning), Laura Barajas (YPulse), Nadeem Nathoo (The Knowledge Society), and Adam Freed (GSV Ventures) on The Intersection of Formal and Informal Learning: A New Paradigm at the 2021 ASU+GSV Summit.Formal education has served generations of students well but a new model of self-directed learning is emerging. Some call it direct-to-kid. Others, informal learning or even unstructured learning. Is it a viable learning path and does it have a place at the table? Join ASA and GSV in a discussion on how informal learning is complimenting the formal learning landscape and providing the student agency critical to engage today’s learner. Hear from youth experts on how Gen Z prefers to consume content, learn how innovative educators augment their curriculum with informal learning to increase student engagement, explore how influencers leverage social media to develop engaging content that exposes students to careers, and see how two direct-to-kid career exploration programs have changed the landscape for over 10 million kids--serving over 36 million experiences--in the last two years.