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Tomorrow’s Classroom: Imagining 50 Years Into the Future of Education

Aug. 3, 2023

Classroom Practices & Pedagogy

The Future of Education: Surveying the School of 50 Years From Today

In this week’s education headline roundup, we’ll take a look at Houston ISD’s new superintendent and his controversial decision to convert school libraries into discipline centers, the California Department of Education’s effort to suppress the publication of a study using the state’s education data, and a new educational offering from NASA.

Our episode this week delves deep into the future of education. We’ll discuss how artificial intelligence may continue to creep into classrooms, how climate change and green technologies will be making a bigger impact, and how COVID will continue to haunt our classrooms (and maybe our brains). We’ll wonder what might replace standardized testing, whether VR might be able to transport our students into historical events, and whether public education in the U.S. can find a new funding model. Join us for this look 50 years into the future!

Sources & Resources:

The Guardian – Houston school district to turn libraries into disciplinary centers by Erum Salam

CHRON – ‘You should be happy’: HISD leader defends controversial teacher pay scale by Kennedy Sessions

Substack – The Coming Enshittification of Public Libraries by Karawynn Long

EdSource – California moves to silence Stanford researchers who got state data to study education issues by John Fensterwald

NASA – NASA Launches Beta Site; On-Demand Streaming, App Update Coming Soon

Scientific American – Here Are the Stunning Heat Records Set So Far This Summer by Andrea Thompson 

BBC Science Focus – What could the school of 2050 look like? by Holly Spanner

The Guardian – Facebook disputes its own research showing harmful effects of Instagram on teens’ mental health by Dan Milmo and Kari Paul

Pluralistic: Autoenshittification

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