Inaugural #Futureofschool Twitter Chat Highlights
The first-ever #futureofschool Twitter chat kicked off on January 31, 2019, and we’re very pleased to report that it was met with much enthusiasm from a diverse crowd. Educators, parents, school leaders and forward-thinking organizations focused on student success, school choice and technology in K-12 education added much to the conversation. In the hour-long chat, we explored a variety of topics through insightful questions such as:
What words would you use to describe K-12 education in the U.S. today?
Should all students have equal access? How can school choice play a role in where kids go to school?
How is technology helping to shape classrooms in America? What potential does it hold in redesigning the #futureofschool?
What steps can each of us take, small or big, to help put education at the forefront of the minds of every person in our country? THAT would accelerate change.
What can citizens do (parents, thought-leaders, business owners, etc...) to advance and improve the K-12 education?
Some participants shared their optimism for how K-12 schools might evolve to serve students’ needs and those of the future of work. We, too, see many opportunities for growth in brick-and-mortar institutions as well as those that are hybrid or fully online programs.
Others delved into the systemic issues that remain pervasive across districts and states, calling attention to the ways in which we as individuals and as a collective can incite positive change.
Check out some of the chat highlights below, and plan on lending YOUR voice to the next #futureofschool conversation.
A6. The more voices in this space, the more power we have. Stand up for the rights of your children – and children around the country, no matter what neighborhood they live in – to have access to a high-quality education. Call for change, challenge the status quo #futureofschool— Learning Accelerator (@LearningAccel) February 1, 2019