This morning I was sent this article on “Mapping the Future of Technology Education” by Patrick James.
It includes an infographic on the future of education which is extremely interesting considering what all of us are doing in the education sphere now. The article says that 65% of grade school children will work in jobs that do not even exist yet.
The infographic and article talk about the shift from classroom education towards a virtual learning environment. That is what we are trying to work on at iThemes Education. As one of our educators you are creating innovation in our country.
Additionally, I read another article recently about Estonia and what they are doing for first graders in their country. “Computer Programming Will Soon Reach All Estonian Schoolchildren” written by Richard Wilson outlines what steps Estonia is taking to develop their children into innovative creators of products. You can see that it takes a big buy in to make this type of change. Estonia made their decision to invest in this type of learning in 1997. Now it is culminating in teaching programming to every school age child in the entire country.
Here is my thought for the day for you: Think about the innovation that must be happening right now and will be happening in the near future. What can you do to move this innovation forward in your own community?