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Title: 10 Hot Education Career Trends for Teachers in 2016

  • 10 Hot Education Career Trends for Teachers in
  • Educators have been scanning headlines to
    discover education career trends for teachers and
    the predictions for the upcoming year. This is
    because they understand that keeping up with the
    latest developments in education provides them
    with an edge, gives them insight, and allows them
    to be more proactive. If youre interested in
    learning about your current field and possibly
    the future direction of your career, here are the
    ten trends you should look out for this year.
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  • Teachers Will Have Career Options Beyond the
  • Teachers will not limit themselves to
    the classroom they will expand their options
    within teaching through one of the hot education
    careers listed below.
  • (a) Education Consultant In this role, educators
    will act as independent academic advisors who
    will be hired by parents or the school. Theyll
    advise students on educational and career
    opportunities, enabling them to make decisions
    about schools and/or college majors.
  • (b) Curriculum Developer Also known as an
    instructional coordinator, a curriculum developer
    focuses on the topics which students learn and
    the materials their educators use in the
    classroom. If you opt for this job, youll be
    entrusted with observing teachers to recommend
    changes that could improve student performance.
    Youll also have to make changes to the schools
    curricula, ensuring that its in line with the
    states standards.

  • (c) Career Counselor A career counselor analyzes
    individuals education level, work history,
    interest, skills, and personality to determine
    which careers they should pursue. In this role,
    your aim is to balance job satisfaction and
    financial payoff, be it for people who are
    jobless, just entering the workforce, between
    jobs, or unhappy with their career choices.
  • (d) Master Teacher A master teacher is entrusted
    with a variety of tasks as theyre supposed to
    set an example for other teachers. In addition to
    mentoring both students and teachers, providing
    both with advanced instructional techniques,
    youll be entrusted with providing opinion on the
    current curriculum and developing classes and
    courses for students.
  • (e) Virtual Instructor Also known as an online
    teacher, a virtual instructor imparts knowledge
    through technological instruction systems and
    tools. They interact with students through
    computerized, audio or visual equipment. While
    many deem this as the challenging aspect of
    online learning, the need to design a compelling
    and enriching curriculum is why this role isnt
    for everyone.

  • (f) Charter Schools Innovator Another unique
    role, charter schools innovator allows educators
    to devise and implement innovative ways to teach
    students while being held accountable for
    advancing student achievement. As theres not
    much information on this role, you may need to
    contact a charter school for more information.
  • (g) Instructional Leader As an instructional
    leader, youll be in charge of establishing
    goals, managing curriculum, monitoring lesson
    plans, and evaluating resources to ensure student
    learning and growth. As a school principal,
    assistant principal, program administrator or
    departmental administrator, youll also be
    entrusted with the legal, financial, and
    administrative tasks of the school.
  • 2) Education Tech Investment Will Continue
  • After receiving 55 more funding last year,
    the education tech investment globally is
    expected to reach 107 billion this year. To
    ensure that youre ready for the tech your
    students will ask for, here are the five biggest
    trends expected in this area.

  • Adaptive Learning Software This type of software
    will help teachers create personalized, effective
    lesson plans based on data collected from
    students. Adaptive learning solutions will
    further predict which students may fall off track
    and which are ready to move on to higher level
  • (b) Adaptive Learning Styles  Teachers need to
    embrace new teaching tools rather than limit
    themselves to textbooks and chalkboard teaching
    styles. Through these, teachers can engage
    students through video, mobile and other channels
    they are used to.
  • (c) Classroom Flipping  Classroom flipping is
    one of the strongest trends in tech. Basically,
    it allows students to watch lectures or handle
    reading assignments at home and then work on
    their homework or assignments in class with their
    teachers. With 2016 offering better analytics and
    more interactivity, expect higher student
  • (d) Increased Access to Resources Globally 
    Thanks to hi-speed internet access, digital
    education resources are spreading like wildfire.
    Students can learn anywhere and from any country
    as a result.

  • Virtual Reality Use in Classrooms  Virtual
    reality offers students immersive lab
    experiences, especially during subjects like
    science, engineering, and mathematics.
  • 3) K-12 and Post-Secondary Will Collaborate to
    Ensure Student Success
  • In 2016, K-12 and post-secondary faculty
    are expected to work closely together, aligning
    what they teach in order to ensure students
    success in college and afterwards. This because a
    necessity as employers would often complain about
    graduates not being ready for jobs while colleges
    blamed high schools for sending through students
    who arent capable of college-level work. With
    Common Core State Standards adopted in many
    states by this year, this trend is definitely
    coming your way.
  • 4) Students Will Become Creators Traditionally,
    students were trained to consume a lot of
    information over the course of twenty-some years
    of their lives.

  • This educational process did entail
    engagement and interaction, but creation wasnt
    part of it. This will change in 2016 as
    creativity and ingenuity are a necessity in
    todays workplace. In fact, creativity is deemed
    an important leadership quality that can ensure
    the success of a business. Moreover, by allowing
    students to become creators, educators assist
    them in developing their problem-solving skills
    as well.
  • 5) Alternative Credentialing Will Spread Further
  • Since 2015, the number of alternative
    programs offered by higher education institutions
    has increased. From Boot camp programs to massive
    open online courses (MOOCs) for credit and all
    the way to mini degrees like MITs Micro Masters,
    non-degree programs will be used to complement an
    educational institutions offerings, filling the
    need for the flexible, accessible training
    required for students vocational education.
  • 6) Teachers Will Teach the Value of Failing

  • Many entrepreneurs, especially those in
    Silicon Valley, have been openly sharing what
    went wrong with their ventures. This is because
    they believe that failing intelligently is an
    important skill. Without it, they believe
    students would be unable to learn and change.
  • 7) Mobile Learning Will Rise Further in 2016
  • Towards Maturity reports that 47 of
    organizations has embraced mobile learning
    (a.k.a. m-learning), indicating the popularity of
    this method with learners.
  • Use of HTML 5 Unlike Flash, HTML 5 promises a
    versatile, faster and robust experience to mobile
    learners. Therefore, youll need to make the
    necessary changes to your mobile learning course
    to prevent limiting your audience reach.
  • Integration of Big Data Analytics Big Data
    provides educators with the opportunity to
    understand learner preferences and improve their
    training strategy. Using app analytics will
    further allow you to track your mobile traffic,
    device usage, and even strengths and weaknesses
    of mobile training program.

  • Adaptation for Wearable Tech Wearable tech such
    as Google Glass and Oculus Rift has become
    popular due to its affordability and user
    friendliness. As they make their way to
    classrooms, youll need to make sure that your
    m-learning course can effectively run on these.
  • Integration of Geo Location Features Adding
    geo-location features gives teachers the chance
    to provide relevant online training to the global
    audience. The system detects the learners
    location and delivers the course or online
    training materials with a choice of native
    language subtitles and culturally appropriate
  • 8) Education Gamification Will Make Learning More
  • Gamification, or the use of game design
    elements in other contexts aside from games,
    promises a lot of potential to educators as well
    as their students. Turning course work into games
    allows students to develop persistence, attention
    to detail, and problem-solving. 

  • 9) Education May Finally Become Aligned with the
  • As education is a key differentiator in
    developing the workforce, the field is closely
    related to creating and sustaining economic
    prosperity. Realizing this, albeit a little late,
    local and national leaders are pushing to ensure
    a closer alignment between educational systems
    and economic development initiatives. The
    partnerships and interactions between
    governments, employers, educators, parents and
    students will allow the collection of data which
    can create a better understanding of the global
  • 10) The Demand for New Assessment Methods is on
    the Rise
  • The central interest of all learners is to
    receive feedback on their performance. However,
    students can only benefit from feedback if its
    timely, objective, and relevant to them.
    Unfortunately, end of unit or end of year
    assessment approaches fail to meet the timeliness
    criterion whereas generic feedback on a topic or
    class assignment fails to be relevant. 

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