What are the education trends to look for in 2016? Paul Gazzolo, Gale Senior Vice President and General Manager, along with other education experts and school superintendents, shared their outlook and assessment of what we might see coming up in the new year!
Superintendents and other education experts look ahead on assessments, equity and PD
Senior Vice President and GM, Gale
Topic: Blended and online learning
Trend: Digital usage in K-12 over takes print as demand for online curriculum portals, ebooks and the need to access learning materials on-the-go increases. Students will expect learning content to find them – on their mobile devices, tablets or computers – not the other way around.
Klint W. Willert
Superintendent, Brookings School District, South Dakota
Topic: Testing & assessment
Trend: Student achievement is measured by more than a single assessment score. The trend of moving toward multiple measures, not just a test score, to determine the quality of a teacher, a school, and district will continue to resound with the voting public. People are joining a new TEA Party – Tested Enough Already.
Superintendent, Edmeston Central School, New York
Topic: Professional development
Trend: PLCs will be instituted to create a collaborative approach to increase student achievement.
See the full list of predictions in a recently published article by District Administration.