Without changes in education, the future of work will leave more people behind – The Hechinger Report
A glimpse into America’s future labor market suggests a boom in health care jobs, soaring employment in clean energy and a continued decline in manufacturing positions. Those are among the key takeaways from 10-year employment projections released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” -Edward de Bono When I write an article, I usually draft two or three versions before I find the one I call the first draft.
The New York Times recently chronicled how Detroit’s increasing economic recovery has stalled for its most impoverished residents – one in four of the city’s 689,000 have no broadband, leaving those who are part of the city’s 11 percent employment rate struggling to find gainful work due to lack of education, fewer entry level jobs, and sub-par transportation options, increasingly disadvantaged.
“Knowing” and “understanding” are related concepts, but they’re not the same. Each is a distinct mental state involving cognitive grasp: Knowing is static, referring to discrete facts, while understanding is active, describing the ability to analyze and place those facts in context to form a big picture. Without knowledge, understanding is impossible.
Dr. Scott McLeod, co-author of Different Schools for a Different World, has a frank conversation about the change that needs to happen, how long it will take to happen, and the next steps for promoting creativity in schools. Got 5 minutes? That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students.
G is for Grounded in Standards: The ABC’s of PBL … Building Blocks, Elements, & Compounds of Deeper Learning
Welcome to this seventh post in a series that promotes PBL and 21st Century Learning through the examination of Seven Building Blocks. In this post, I want to emphasize why grounding the standards in PBL is so important. Aligning and emphasizing standards is what makes PBL so effective in providing students real understanding to the…
Online education programs are seeing steady growth, though lower tuition and the use of innovative technologies and tools seem to be lagging.