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. --.

K-12 Ed-Tech Platform and Tools Market Value to Increase to $1.83 Billion by 2020, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

Billion by 2020, Report Says appeared first on Market Brief. The market around ed-tech tools being used by schools continues to grow, but there are limits to that growth, an analysis finds. The post K-12 Ed-Tech Platform and Tools Market Value to Increase to $1.83

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ISTE 2015: 6 Tech Trends on Education's Horizon, 2015–2020

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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.

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?

5 ways to get the U.S. to a 90 percent high school graduation rate

eSchool News

percent, the nation could miss its goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by 2020 due to persistent equity gaps. states are on track to reach a 90 percent high school graduation rate by 2020. The latest annual report in a series tracking the U.S.

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.

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.

Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors


says Malli Gero, a co-founder and president of 2020 Women on Boards. Her organization is in the midst of a national campaign to increase the percentage of women on public company boards to 20 percent by 2020. According to the 2020 Gender Diversity Index, 18.8 In just over a decade, 20 independent education companies have raised more than $2.7 billion in funding and are shaping the way education is evolving for students from grade school to higher ed.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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,


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.

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 ).

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.

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Generation next

Learning with 'e's

The class of 2020 may have expectations about learning which run counter to the ethos of the traditional university. Photo from LSE Library on Flickr Most of the students starting university at the end of summer 2017 were born around the turn of the century.

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.

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.

OPINION: How does this college provide full scholarships for its entire student body without tuition or federal funding?

The Hechinger Report

It demonstrated that 93 percent of the incoming class of 2020 are Pell grant eligible and more than half qualify for the maximum Pell grant available. Luis Torres ‘17 at Williamson’s graduation. I met Luis Torres in 2013 when he enrolled as a freshman.

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

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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.


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.


Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020. For all you science nerds out there, we are definitely in the middle of the Cambrian explosion of education technology: If historical trends hold up, more than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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.

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?

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.

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.

‘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.


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.

Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

The Hechinger Report

Beginning with the class of 2020, all Chicago Public School students who meet traditional academic requirements necessary to graduate must also present a post-graduation plan before they can cross the stage to receive their diploma.

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.

DOE: Graduation Rates Continue to Improve Nationwide

K-12 Schools - Education News

The US Department of Education has released information showing that states are continuing to increase high school graduation rates and are narrowing the gap for traditionally under-served communities such as those who are low-income.

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.

When personalized learning includes skateboarding: One suburban district’s dramatic transformation

The Hechinger Report

The XQ prize money, paid out over the next five years in $2 million installments, will fund total conversion of the school by 2020. Senior Hernan Hernandez, 17 (left), and junior Ray Garcia, 15 (right), hope to design a new skateboarding course at Vista High School.

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.

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.

After School Innovation in New Zealand – Matt Richards, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

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.

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.