It seems that experts and organizations worldwide all have their ideas of what the education of tomorrow will look like — and they seldom agree. While our notions of the evolving roles of technology in the classroom may change rapidly, everyone does agree that tech will play a pivotal part in the both ways we teach and our students learn. Schools like Innovations Early College High School in Salt Lake City are starting to adopt more of these blended learning methods, which some may call "School 2.0," to help offer students in a classroom setting a flexible way to learn at their own pace. Check out what Education Dive has to say:
The ongoing move toward "School 2.0" and digitalization continues, and includes a strong push for more innovative approaches to learning like Big Picture Learning,a similar program that has spread to over 50 U.S. schools and encourages students to obtain internships, seek out mentors, design their own curriculum plans and set their own goals and pace of learning.
Although the exact description of School 2.0 is still open to interpretation, administrators and policymakers can position themselves to look forward by considering what's working in a variety of K-12 classrooms around the country. Education Dive previously reported that Alexandria Country Day School, a K-8 co-educational private school in Northern Virginia, focused on social-emotional learning, play and communication skills.
The school's innovative "Festival of Learning" celebrates a year-long in-depth study of new topics for students, who are empowered to delve into the subjects by having them weaved into daily classroom instruction.— Erin McIntyre, writer at EducationDive
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