3 changes that can help the class of 2030 succeed

eSchool News

Today’s kindergartners are the class of 2030, and by the time they enter the workforce, it will look vastly different. But if we’re going to ensure the class of 2030 succeeds, our current education system needs an overhaul and a refreshed focus, according to a new report from Microsoft. Read more: How SEL inspired a transformation in my school. The report outlines a number of factors contributing to the need to overhaul the education system.

How this district is preparing students for 2030–and beyond

eSchool News

Whether we like it or not, the fourth industrial revolution is fundamentally changing the way the world works–and educators have to rise to the task of preparing students for 2030 and beyond. “We We don’t have as much time as I thought we did to redesign education and prepare our students for the future,” said Dr. David Gundlach, the deputy superintendent of Wisconsin’s Oshkosh Area School District (OASD), during CoSN 2019. “It’s

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K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030. Members of the Class of 2030 are just starting their educational careers, and they'll graduate into a world that may look very different from the one we know today. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data analytics and other emerging technologies are expected to take on a big role in education. Some experts say that's going to feature #PersonalizedLearning in a big way.

#9: 3 changes that can help the class of 2030 succeed

eSchool News

Today’s kindergartners are the class of 2030, and by the time they enter the workforce, it will look vastly different. Related content: How SEL inspired a transformation in my school. Students’ desire and expectation to operate with autonomy and choice.

How to prepare students for the unknowable

eSchool News

But will Gen Z—those born after 1996 and just beginning to think about their careers—be prepared with the essential skills to succeed? It’s clear that the way we engage students in the learning process needs to change. The workforce is on the cusp of a major evolution.

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5 Reasons to Try a Whole Novel Approach in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Ariel Sacks, author of Whole Novels for the Whole Class , shares five reasons to try a whole novel approach. She also explains how this approach works and some advantages for teachers. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down.

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Live Interview on Thursday, Jan. 20 - Barnet Berry on Teaching 2030

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, January 20th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Barnett Berry on new book, Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future. "In In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the nation''s underperforming schools, the voices of America''s best teachers are seldom heard. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit [link].

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mysimpleshow is aligned with simpleshow foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the world. Using [the online tool] mysimpleshow, volunteers are encouraged to explain details and background of these 17 Global Goals of the Agenda 2030 in short and entertaining explainer videos. The program allows volunteers of all ages to gain a better grasp of the Agenda’s topics and help create a public understanding of the importance of these goals.

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future. Figuring out the best way to prepare the next generation of students often feels like aiming at a moving target. . It’s also close to home for educators, who are tasked with preparing the next generation of professionals. How do we set them up for success in a world that we ourselves can only begin to imagine ?

Teaching faculty to think like innovators

eSchool News

In fact, its future is unimagined; 85 percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 have yet to be created. Today’s educators must nurture these traits in students to prepare them to meet whatever challenges await and to succeed in a new order. They bring their ideas for new products, social enterprises, political initiatives, and non-profits to Spark Tank, where they develop them through five stages, from concept to market launch.

Here’s What Happened When One University Asked Everyone for Ideas to Reinvent Campus

Edsurge

Here’s an idea for revolutionizing a college campus: run a zipline from one prominent building to another. That would help keep pathways less crowded and could be opened to the public on weekends to generate new revenue. That was one of about 24,000 suggestions sent in last week during a two-day online discussion asking students, faculty, staff, alumni and anyone else to make suggestions for what Long Beach State University should look like in the year 2030.

Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

Edsurge

As the debate about children’s screen time continues to rage , a new survey commissioned by Microsoft sheds some light on where parents stand. For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home. But to help kids work on those digital skills, parents want the government to get more involved.

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The Irreplaceables: What AR and AI Mean for the Future of Teaching #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, we seek to answer this question. Welcome to Cafe Futura. Yes, I feel like something good, and we’ve got a coupla hours,” you say to the AI, which hears your voice through the microphone in your glasses. How does this vision of an AI/AR future apply to education?

A Great Way To Use Tech To Help Teachers Meaningfully Engage With Families

EdTech4Beginners

Strong parent-teacher partnerships are key to student success in the classroom. When teachers and parents are in regular contact about students’ needs, progress, and successes, students feel supported and motivated to try their best in school. However, teachers find it challenging to build strong relationships with their parents, mainly due to language, technology, and perception barriers. Activities parents can do at home to reinforce classroom instruction.

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

We felt like the community needed to see what our students are capable of doing with coding and robotics,” Land says. “It’s MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how to create a successful STEM program! K–12 District STEM Fairs Energize Students to Learn.

Can Creativity Be Taught?

Digital Promise

According to the Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum, creativity is one of the top three most important skills for future workers, along with complex problem solving and critical thinking. In fact, 85 percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet, says a report by the Institute for the Future and a panel of 20 tech, business, and academic experts from around the world. If so, how?

Kinders Can Code — Featuring the Voices of Lisa Guardino & Shea Smith

CUE

But soon after October’s CUE Primary in San Jose, CA, a new adventure made its way to sacred circle time – programming BeeBot Robots. The BeeBot is a small, friendly robot that the students can learn to program. As Tech TOSAs, we are tasked with helping to meaningfully integrate technology into our seven sites. We asked our Kindergarten teachers what they were currently working on and how we might incorporate the robots. Littles are not to be underestimated.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

How will a changing economy redistribute jobs and economic growth in the United States? McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. Its thesis is that we’ll probably see urban areas that are economically growing now continue to do well, while a large chunk of America will stagnate or fall behind.

Colleges hoping for more public funds instead of innovating risk hurting themselves

The Christensen Institute

University of California President Janet Napolitano took recently to the pages of the Washington Post to review and critique new books on the future of higher education by University Ventures Fund Managing Director Ryan Craig ( College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education ) and New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program Director Kevin Carey ( The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere ).

Memorization is Not a Bad Thing

The Principal of Change

Here is a scenario: The year is 2030, and you are having a conversation at a dinner party. You quickly check out of the conversation and go to your mobile device (it is totally going to be called something else but bear with me) to figure out what people are talking about because your school was against memorization of anything because you could just “Google” it. How boring is that? Do you need to memorize something before you understand it?

Education can be the great equalizer, but it isn’t yet

The Hechinger Report

When it comes to education spending, middle-income Americans typically don’t put their money where their mouth is. How often do we hear politicians and parents wax poetic about education being the great equalizer? Clearly, there are tradeoffs to this proposal.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field. This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to financial stability. He asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how do schools train for a workplace that does not yet exist?

How Do You Prepare Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? Karen Cator Has Some Ideas.

Edsurge

What if the job they aspire to today is no longer an option when it comes time to graduate? How can they train for jobs that don’t even exist yet? On the other side of that equation are educators, who often draw from their own learning experiences in K-12 and higher education to inform their instruction. EdSurge recently sat down with Karen Cator, the CEO of Digital Promise, to get her take. We hear about machines being able to read x-rays.

10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

ViewSonic Education

Interactive touch screen displays have an inherent ability to bolster active learning. It’s one of the greatest advantages these dynamic devices bring to the classroom. That it works so well should come as no surprise to seasoned educators. It’s an ideal way to brainstorm. Have a process to demonstrate? Step up to the interactive touch screen and diagram it out. Annotate on top of slides to highlight key points. Easy to Implement.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

How will a changing economy redistribute jobs and economic growth in the United States? McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. Its thesis is that we’ll probably see urban areas that are economically growing now continue to do well, while a large chunk of America will stagnate or fall behind.

How Much Artificial Intelligence Should There Be in the Classroom?

Edsurge

To get a fresh perspective on that question, this episode we take you to China, where a couple of us from EdSurge recently traveled for a reporting trip. Speaking to a crowd of some 2,000 attendees, he said, quote, “If our children are educated by AI teachers, then their potential can be fully realized.” Listen to the EdSurge On Air podcast? We want to hear from you! Fill out this five-minute survey , and you can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Michelle Weise: ‘We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future’

Edsurge

Here’s something ridiculous for you: Futurists and experts on aging and longevity are now suggesting that the first people to live to be 150 years old have already been born. That is a long time to live—and work. We’ll have to prepare students for work that doesn’t exist yet. How many new jobs that don’t exist today will a person have during a 150-year lifespan? Our systems are not set up for students to navigate just-in-time learning pathways.

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Can Work Be Dignified in an Automated World?

Edsurge

It's a place where researchers are delving into topics around race, the global environment and how to prepare changing societies for new technology and the workforce. We talked with Lewis about how the center is using research to tackle some of the biggest challenges our world faces today. Listen to the discussion on this week’s EdSurge On Air podcast. And I thought well, it's one thing for me to suggest it, what if I actually go out and do it?

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out the free resource: Goodbye Teacher Tired: 5 Days to Doing Fewer Things Better from Angela Watson. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. But Joe, you and I today are going to talk about, “What do great teachers have in common?” Joe: Well, I’m excited, because I look out at the world, and we have – UNESCO says, by 2030, we have a teacher shortage of 25.8 Where are they going to look to for teachers? They want to change the world.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry-based learning. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. But Joe, you and I today are going to talk about, “What do great teachers have in common?” Joe: Well, I’m excited, because I look out at the world, and we have – UNESCO says, by 2030, we have a teacher shortage of 25.8

TalentFound Helps Communities Find Success

Mindspark Learning

TalentFound Helps Communities Find Success Demand for higher cognitive skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, decision making and complex information processing, is expected to grow by 19% in the United States and 14% in Europe by 2030, according to a recent report by McKinsey and Company. The education system, and specifically highly-qualified educators, continue to be the lever for developing these essential skills in students.

Digital K-12 Classroom Online Summit | Feb 21-23, 2020

EdTechnocation.com

You won't want to miss these pre-recorded sessions from more than 50 presenters (I'm a Keynote!) As an as online summit you can get access to the best global practices from your home, office or classroom. It is FREE to attend during the three days. Put this in your calendar ??

K-12 is the Key to Workforce Development

Mindspark Learning

Ask anyone how prepared they felt the first time they entered the workforce, and you’re likely to get mixed responses that indicate differing levels of confidence. Ask their employers how prepared they felt these individuals were, and you're likely to hear discouraging responses across the board, at least according to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Click Here to Learn More About How You Can Work With Us.

Who will help teachers rescue the 800 million people who can’t read or write?

The Hechinger Report

The statistics on worldwide illiteracy are overwhelming — nearly 800 million people (or roughly one in five worldwide) are considered illiterate, according to UNESCO. In the United States alone , 45 million people are functionally illiterate and read below a fifth grade level, with 32 million of those unable to read at all. Related: How to help principals do a better job? Countless individuals, organizations, and companies are working to address this issue.

“The world has become my classroom! Skype has become my window to the world!” – Kristine Holloway, Canada

Daily Edventures

This year, her classroom has focused on finding solutions to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. And the tool that has become invaluable to their work? Through Skype in the Classroom I can connect my class to other students and experts from around the world,” Holloway shares with us. “We We also use Skype for sharing ideas and to collaborate on global projects. Skype in the Classroom is my favorite tech tool to empower my students to achieve more.”.