Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
“The belief that we can somehow effectively educate all children with the same, uniform approach may be the single biggest reason that America has been unable to close achievement gaps.” Via The Huffington Post, Phyllis Lockett asks: “What Would Dr. King Say About the Future of American Education?”
Andrew Larson talks about preparing students for the growing gig economy of tomorrow by helping them learn habits, mindsets, and approaches to projects with a dynamic and constantly evolving workforce in mind.
“We need to allow for individualization and customization, and I think a lot of the tasks and trends around personalized and customized learning are really promising.” U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praises personalized learning but critiques education reform efforts during the Bush and Obama administrations.
Standardized tests are losing favor in higher education circles. Could they be on the way out?
“While not much new happened in EdTech in 2017, there are pockets of K-12 innovation fuelled by three drivers: adoption of broader aims, efforts to personalize learning, and the (long awaited) platform revolution in education.” Getting Smart has three edtech trends to watch out for in 2018.