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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

Educational Technology Guy

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

EdTech Magazine

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

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. In order to reach the national goal of having 90% of all high school students across the country graduate on time in 2020, 310,000 more students would need to graduate than did in 2013. percentage points.

Designing your classroom to prepare students for 2020 and beyond [webinar]


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


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. By January 2015, over 60% of them had already converted according to data from the DfE. Not any more!

It’s time for every student to learn to code

eSchool News

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

eSchool News

According to , 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?

eSchool News

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? And are these resources good for teachers not well-versed in coding?

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. three: It’s time for every student to learn to code

eSchool News

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. note : This year the editors selected ten stories we believe either highlighted an important issue in 2015 and/or signaled the beginning of an escalating trend or issue for 2016 (look for No.

A short note to [Indian and emerging market] e-commerce investors: Be patient for growth, but impatient for profits

The Christensen Institute

The industry generated approximately $30 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $120 billion by 2020. In one of his books, The Innovator’s Solution , Harvard Business School professor and Christensen Institute co-founder, Clayton Christensen, explains that investors and entrepreneurs should learn to be patient for growth, but impatient for profits. It might even sound irresponsible.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Women In STEM Speak Out To Girls Everywhere

MIND Research Institute

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, 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?


Groundbreaking school blends high school and college together

eSchool News

The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce published a report stating that by 2020, 65 percent of our economy’s jobs will require post-secondary education or training beyond high school. The way we prepare students for the future is beginning to change because our economy is undergoing a makeover. However, a four-year degree may not be the right path for every student.

What’s next in technology? Gartner looks five years ahead

Bryan Alexander

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. 2: Internet of Things.

Texas district upgrades fiber optic network

eSchool News

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

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.

From One to Many: OER-based Degree Programs

iterating toward openness

If we sustain this growth rate, every community college in America will have a fully OER-based degree program by 2020. 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. He asked if Tidewater and Lumen could work together to make it happen. That was in September of 2012.

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We can’t graduate enough nurses

Bryan Alexander

million job openings for nurses through 2020. 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.

Mentorship and the Culture of Encouragement

MIND Research Institute

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! Million Women Mentors Summit & Gala.


Kick off your Hour of Code with Minecraft’s help

eSchool News

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 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. In the U.S.,

It's still a box

Learning with 'e's

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.

Changing Education: Why We Need More Focus On ‘Soft’ Skills

Leadership Lounge

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.


Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

The Christensen Institute

A 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.

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Designing and creating makerspaces [webinar]


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

eSchool News

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.


Pearson asks N.J. students for help designing new digital products

eSchool News

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.

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

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.

Equality Starts With Education: Why the Tech Industry Should Help Lead the Way


While computing jobs are likely to more than double by 2020 , underrepresented minorities currently earn only 11% of engineering degrees and women earn only 17% of computer and information sciences degrees. I often find myself at Salesforce —a leading San Francisco technology company—looking out the window at the Bay, remembering the little girl who used to dream of this view. Growing up, I always knew I could work in one of these gleaming office buildings but only, as my mom always told me, if I studied hard and took my education seriously. Today we are facing a unique challenge.


Bill Gates: Ed Tech Has Underachieved, But Better Days Are Ahead

Marketplace K-12

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


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

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?

Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

The Hechinger Report

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.

Marketplace trend update: 6 new products, teaching strategies, and learning initiatives

eSchool News

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.

DOE: Graduation Rates Continue to Improve Nationwide

K-12 Schools - Education News

“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.

Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started


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.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


Globally, edtech spending is predicted to reach $252 Billion by 2020. 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? 7 YEARS LATER… 1. Indeed, $2.3

What the ‘gig’ economy means for graduates and their employers

The Christensen Institute

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. I caught up with Tom and asked him a series of questions.