The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020
Educational Technology Guy
JANUARY 15, 2015
Below is an infographic of the 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020. I''ve written about the 10 Important Skills Students Need for the Future and the 1 0 Tech Skills Every Student should have before. You will notice that critical thinking, social intelligence, collaboration and using new technologies are all part of this. It is important that schools work to help students develop all of these skills so that they can be successful in our ever changing world. --. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.
ISTE 2015: 6 Tech Trends on Education's Horizon, 2015–2020
JUNE 30, 2015
Frank Smith The influence of 3D printing, adaptive learning technologies and wearable technologies in the classroom is growing. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Distance Learning Game-based Learning Leadership Management
US Graduation Rates on Track to Reach 90% by 2020
K-12 Schools - Education News
MAY 19, 2015
A new report released this week suggests that American schools are still on track to reach the national goal of having 90% of high school students graduate on time by 2020. ” Author information Kristin Decarr | The post US Graduation Rates on Track to Reach 90% by 2020 appeared first on Education News. The US has seen an increase in the graduation rate of Latino students of 4.2
Designing your classroom to prepare students for 2020 and beyond [webinar]
OCTOBER 6, 2016
There’s a lot of talk these days about the real-world problems student will inherit and the skills they’ll need to tackle them – such as critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, creativity, negotiation and more. While it’s easy to agree that these skills are essential, finding effective ways to develop them in students can be somewhat more challenging. Would you like new ideas to create a classroom culture that draws on student passions to foster these abilities? Check out this edWeb webinar from award-winning high school teacher Armand Doucet. He’ll explain. Join our edWeb community.
Why UK Schools Are Choosing Securly
MARCH 18, 2016
However, all that changed yesterday in the 2016 budget which stated that by 2020 all schools in the UK must have converted to academy status; LA’s will no longer be responsible for education. The end of UK Local Authority school networks. By: Richard Moore. Ofsted figures report that of the 31,000 schools in the UK more than 17,000 are primary schools. Not any more!
It’s time for every student to learn to code
MAY 13, 2015
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , by 2020, there will be 1.4 Learning to code is about more than career readiness. It’s about helping students make sense of their digital world. Recently, there has been a lot of discussion around the importance of coding in the K-12 classroom. Should it be compulsory for all students? An elective? Next page: Coding inspires curiosity.
9 great free activities for Hour of Code
DECEMBER 6, 2015
According to Code.org , the group behind the Hour of Code, there will be 1 million more computer science jobs than students by 2020, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics projections. Annual Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week, encourages educators and students to participate in one hour of coding. 7-11). News STEM Top News
Um…so what do teachers do now after the Hour of Code?
DECEMBER 14, 2016
resources and funding available for schools to continue to teach coding. “In the year 2020 we’ll have 1.4 Yearly one-day events meant to promote critical subject areas not taught within traditional curriculum, like computer science and coding, are great for awareness. But outside of these specific days, how can teachers continue seamlessly integration of the concepts learned?
Editor’s Picks 2015, No. three: It’s time for every student to learn to code
DECEMBER 28, 2015
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , by 2020, there will be 1.4 Learning to code is about more than career readiness. It’s about helping students make sense of their digital world. This year coding was never far from the national conversation as states, districts, and classrooms took up the debate. Should it be compulsory for all students? An elective?
Women In STEM Speak Out To Girls Everywhere
MIND Research Institute
JANUARY 20, 2017
In fact, we’ve committed to connecting 100,000 girls to mentors by 2020 because mentorships that connect young girls to STEM professionals can significantly increase the number of women who pursue and succeed in STEM fields (Stoeger et.al., The other day, my 5 year-old daughter, Hunter, was playing ST Math and struggling on a level in one of the games. But how do we make sure they get there?
Wonderful World of Wearables in Education
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. An Epic Guide to Wearables From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Wearables are in education. Without us noticing, many of them walked through the front door. Since wearables are here, let’s understand and use them today.
Texas district upgrades fiber optic network
MARCH 29, 2016
CFISD’s ownVision 2020 program includes a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) policy, which the school district expects will result in the need to support up to three devices for each student (depending on the grade level of the student), teacher and staff member. New 100G high-capacity network will support 128,000 students and staff across Houston.
What Artificial Intelligence Could Mean For Education
NPR Learning and Tech
MARCH 16, 2016
The World Economic Forum recently projected that automation will eliminate at least 5 million jobs worldwide by 2020. Google's Go-playing software defeated a human champion. Lee Jin-man/AP. An artificially intelligent computer system built by Google has just beaten the world's best human, Lee Sedol of South Korea, at an ancient strategy game called Go. And here's what's really crazy.
What’s next in technology? Gartner looks five years ahead
OCTOBER 17, 2015
By 2020, autonomous software agents outside of human control will participate in five percent of all economic transactions. By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40 percent of mobile interactions, and the postapp era will begin to dominate. How will computing change over the next few years? Gartner Research dives into this tricky question with a new report. technology Uncategorized
From One to Many: OER-based Degree Programs
iterating toward openness
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
If we sustain this growth rate, every community college in America will have a fully OER-based degree program by 2020. I’m humbled and excited by the opportunity to continue supporting this important work. Several years ago I was speaking about OER at a conference in Virginia. Within five seconds of the session ending, Daniel DeMarte was introducing himself to me. open content
Kick off your Hour of Code with Minecraft’s help
DECEMBER 2, 2016
alone by 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Just in time for Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code , Microsoft Corp. and Code.org have unveiled the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a coding tutorial for students and educators. The Hour of Code is an annual global campaign held during Computer Science Education Week, which this year runs Dec. 5–11.
Mentorship and the Culture of Encouragement
MIND Research Institute
JANUARY 5, 2017
Another great honor at the Summit was accepting the Partner Innovation Award on behalf of MIND Research Institute for our commitment to recruit 100,000 girls and young women to mentorship relationships by 2020. Last fall, I had the privilege of meeting and convening with amazing, accomplished women (and men) all focused on one theme: GIRL-POWER! October 5, 2016. October 5, 2016. We do!
We can’t graduate enough nurses
MARCH 2, 2015
million job openings for nurses through 2020. Of million by 2020, including over 3.2 million by 2020. We need a lot of nurses, but American universities just can’t make enough of them, according to a new Georgetown study ( pdf ). This supports my Health Care Nation scenario , where medical fields become the dominant economic and cultural engine of the United States.
Changing Education: Why We Need More Focus On ‘Soft’ Skills
OCTOBER 23, 2016
The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report , for example, anticipates that by 2020, a wide range of technical jobs (like health-care practitioners) will require heightened interpersonal skills such as creativity and problem sensitivity to do their everyday work. While huge value has been placed upon STEM subjects, the value of a liberal arts education seems to have deflated.
It's still a box
Learning with 'e's
MAY 6, 2016
There was some conversation over the British government's plans to make all grant maintained schools in England into academies by 2020. I participated in a student-led seminar today, in which three of my third year education students - Nicki, Sian and Joe - encouraged us all to do some serious thinking about the political influences on schools. The result is what you see in this image.
Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 7, 2016
Deloitte report projects that by 2020, 50 percent of the content in an undergraduate degree will be obsolete in five years. This blog was first published by the Sandbox ColLABorative. Chang jokingly refers to Ando as his “dream restaurant” because he won’t have to worry about complaints “about the stools or backless chairs or the ambient noise.”. That’s how good it is). Cathy N.
Designing and creating makerspaces [webinar]
JUNE 16, 2016
The World Economic Forum recently projected that by 2020, complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity will be the top 3 skills required in the workforce. How do you equip your students for success? Increasingly, teachers are turning to makerspaces as one critical way to develop these abilities in students and prepare them for the future. Makerspaces are more than just a room in a school – they’re the reflection of a culture shift. By combining them with design thinking , they can transform the way we think about student-led learning. Beth Holland and Douglas Kiang share.
With investment, STEM surges in Colorado
MAY 10, 2016
million in STEM talent by 2020 in the U.S., New $800,000 Lockheed Martin investment expands curriculum in Denver Public Schools. The Lockheed Martin investment will underwrite the cost of implementing Project Lead The Way’s STEM-based curricula at up to 100 elementary, middle and high schools in DPS over a three-year period, depending on grade level and scope of program implementation.
Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016
DECEMBER 20, 2016
million STEM jobs needed nationwide will require sub-baccalaureate degrees by the year 2020. With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Each post below includes a link to a more dense article or downloadable document so you can fully explore the topic. Providing STEM for All Is the Path to the Future.
Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?
The Hechinger Report
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
President Obama, noting that community colleges provide affordable tuition and flexible courses, and are particularly good for students who are working or need remedial classes, pledged to provide funding to enable the schools to produce an additional five million graduates by 2020. Jocelyn Roman. California State University, Northridge is one of most diverse schools in the nation.
The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Globally, edtech spending is predicted to reach $252 Billion by 2020. 3. In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Will the cloud continue to reign? Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? YEARS LATER… 1. Indeed, $2.3
Pearson asks N.J. students for help designing new digital products
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
According to the STEM Coalition , by 2020, there will be 9.2 Kids CoLab helps students target areas of need, build 21st-century skills with hands-on and digital learning. Nine New Jersey elementary middle school students are joining forces with Pearson designers and developers to help the company design features for digital learning solutions. million STEM jobs in the U.S.
Bill Gates: Ed Tech Has Underachieved, But Better Days Are Ahead
APRIL 21, 2016
billion between 2015 and 2020 in the U.S. San Diego. Education technology is still at its earliest stages and has yet to live up to its promise, philanthropist Bill Gates told an audience of thousands of ed-tech entrepreneurs and investors at the ASU GSV Summit here. “We really haven’t changed [students’ academic] outcomes,” he acknowledged. Evidence of What Works.
‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning
AUGUST 11, 2016
Creativity, complex problem-solving and coordinating with others are among skills that will become increasingly important for workers to develop by 2020, according to the World Economic Forum. You’ve made a process efficient that would make an awesome, productive employee in the 1960s, but you haven’t developed the mindsets, the networking capabilities and so on that you need for an individual—not just an employee, but a member of society—in 2020. What does it mean to be human in a digital age? Maybe my mama hugged me extra when I was a baby.”
The Hour of Code - Join the Movement
Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners
DECEMBER 8, 2013
In fact, it is estimated that by 2020 there will be 400,000 computer science students in the United States and 1.4 We live in a computer powered world. Coding is the language our computers speak. Computer science is a top-paying college degree. million computer science jobs. Women and minorities are extremely underrepresented in this group. Why such an enormous gap?
Marketplace trend update: 6 new products, teaching strategies, and learning initiatives
JULY 20, 2016
by 2020. Back-to-school is getting closer and closer, and as it approaches, stakeholders and ed-tech vendors are working to create research and products that identify educational needs and truly improve teaching and learning in the classroom. The short answer: It takes a lot, but companies and researchers are up to the challenge. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more.
Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started
JANUARY 17, 2017
Problems (that we all know about) Educators across the globe are increasingly familiar with the staggering statistics: Between 2010 and 2020, STEM jobs growth will outpace all other jobs at 1 8.7% , leading to an estimated 1.1 “I can barely fix a printer. If there is a non-tech way to do something, I will find it,” says Shanti Williams, a teacher at P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry elementary school in Brooklyn, NY. Now, she’s referred to as LEGO Lady at P.S. 34, where she teaches science, LEGO engineering, and robotics. Andrew-Lamon faced her fears and brought Hour of Code to her classroom.
What the ‘gig’ economy means for graduates and their employers
The Christensen Institute
OCTOBER 20, 2016
By 2020, about four in 10, or about 91 million, Americans will be engaged in quick “gigs” and project-based work. Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart , a learning design firm, and his team have been running a substantial series on their blog for the last few months called “ It’s a Project-Based World.” ” The series has attracted a lot of attention for its recommendations for educators, but the changes Vander Ark and his team have been writing about have big implications for graduates and employers as well. caught up with Tom and asked him a series of questions.
DOE: Graduation Rates Continue to Improve Nationwide
K-12 Schools - Education News
OCTOBER 22, 2015
“This success is directly attributable to the dedicated teachers, leaders, support staff, parents, community partners and students who have embraced our goal of 90 percent graduation rate by 2020 and as a result have developed some of this most innovative and student centric programs in the nation,” Alabama Schools Superintendent Tommy Bice said. graduated on time.
After School Innovation in New Zealand – Matt Richards, New Zealand
OCTOBER 6, 2015
By 2020, the whole world may be online. Innovative education doesn’t just happen during the traditional school day. Thanks to Matt Richards curious students in New Zealand and around the world are able to explore, create and learn in a unique after-school program. But that was just the beginning. said ‘yes, please!’ The chance to Skype with astronauts during the ‘mission’ is exciting too!”.
New faces on campus: Students of all races welcome first black presidents to largely white colleges
The Hechinger Report
OCTOBER 27, 2016
By 2020, the majority of U.S. By 2020, a majority of college students in the U.S. NEW YORK — While studying abroad last year, Swarthmore College senior Chinyere Odim met Valerie Smith, the first black president of her largely white liberal arts college. The meeting, as Odim recalls it, reminded her why a racial mix on campus matters. percent of the U.S. population is black).
Survey: Science education needs more support
OCTOBER 1, 2015
Along with the survey, Bayer is announcing a five-year commitment to provide 1 million hands-on learning experiences for children by 2020, timed to the 20th anniversary of the Making Science Make Sense program, Bayer’s company-wide initiative that advances science literacy across the United States. Twenty-year benchmark survey reveals critical need to improve U.S. science education.