Thursday, April 8, 2010

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

This is a fascinating post about what will leave our schools in less than 10 years. As an educational leader and coach it is imperative that we prepare our teachers to understand where education is heading.

What will change in 2020: (for details, click the link above)
1. Desks
2. Language labs
3. Computers
4. Homework
5. Standardized tests
6. Differentiated instruction as the sign of a good teacher
7. Fear of wikipedia
8. Paperbacks (no not money)
9. Attendance Offices
10. Lockers
11. IT departments
12. Centralized Institutions
13. Organization of education by grade
14. Education school classes that fail to integrate social technology
15. Paid/Outsourced Professional development
16. Current Curricular Norms
17. Parent Teacher Conference Night
18. Typical Cafeteria Food
19. Outsourced Graphic Design and Webmastering
20. High School Algebra
21. Paper

What is interesting about his post is the lack of comment on teachers. So I where do the teachers fit in the 21st century classroom? Comment below, I have an idea!

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