UNESCO: “Countries must recruit 68.8 million teachers over the next 14 years”

October 11, 2016

How To Train 68.8 Million Teachers. Because That's How Many The World Needs


  • Number four among the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals is providing every child in the world with quality education by 2030. There are currently about 260 million children out of school. According to new statistics from UNESCO, “countries must recruit 68.8 million teachers” over the next 14 years in order to provide “every child with primary and secondary education.” Quality education requires quality teachers and the world has a shortage of quality teachers.

A letter to an Inspiring Educator

The Keyword / Google

  • Maria Vitória, a 2016 Google Science Fair global finalist, wrote a letter to her teacher, Mr. Fabio Bruschi, winner of the 2016 Google Science Fair Inspiring Educator Award, that acknowledges an educator who goes above and beyond in encouraging his students to achieve great things. This is part of an ongoing series sharing stories that celebrate our teachers around the world.

Why The Teacher Of The Future Will Be Neither Man Nor Machine


  • It’s a classic human v machine scenario: as AI gets better at teaching and providing educational assistance, the question inevitably turns to whether and when human teachers will be replaced by computers. No, cyborgs are not going to take over our classrooms. But in the very near future, teachers and AI computers may team up to provide stronger, better educational experiences for students at every level from primary school up to university.

The Hottest Trend in Education Actually Started in Special-Ed Classrooms 40 Years Ago

Business Insider

  • Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have a lot in common. They both dropped out of Harvard, and they both support a buzzy form of education known as personalized learning. Given its reliance on technology, personalized learning might seem like a recent solution. But the truth is, the model began in the mid-1970s and had no ties to tech at all. Personalized learning started in special education.

I Made My Classroom Look Like the Real-World—and Test Scores Soared

eSchool News

  • Think about the jobs in today’s economy — the ones we’re supposed to prepare students for after graduation. Are employees evaluated using bubble-in tests to prove they know the ins and outs of their job? Do they learn and use new skills one at a time in a vacuum? Why is the culture to drill facts into students’ heads just to pass a test? Just like in the real world, my students show what they can do through projects, teamwork, and research.

Social-Emotional Learning Sets Stage for School Success

District Administration

  • A focus on teaching social-emotional skills has led to students with healthy mindsets and an obvious jump in reading and math scores. Educators across the U.S. have boosted student performance by weaving social-emotional learning (SEL)—such as regulating emotion, accepting mistakes and coping with stress—into everyday instruction. Here are four steps that some educators say lead to successful SEL programs.

“I’m Teaching Like My Hair’s On Fire”

Bright / Medium

  • Last year, I implemented a “personalized learning” program in my middle school classroom in which each student has the ability to learn at his or her own pace, stop to take notes, pause a video, and even request an assessment when they are read. And I’m amazed at how much it’s helped my students grow.

Copyright and Universal Design for Learning, An Interview with Dr. Thomas J. Tobin

Faculty Focus

  • When it comes to copyrights, do you know the difference between material you create for your class and material you are contracted to create for a class? Who owns the rights to that material? According to copyright law, can you use a student’s paper as an example in future classes? Thomas Tobin, PhD, answers this questions.

Personalized Learning in Project-Based Math Classrooms (Oct. 11)
Rethinking Systems of Assessments and Building Educator Capacity (Oct. 12)
The Future of Educational Materials & the Role of the College Bookstore (Oct. 13)
Classroom-Library Coteaching 4 Student Success (Oct. 13)

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium (Oct. 25-28)
Educause 2016 (Oct. 25-28)
ePIC 2016 - 14th conference on ePortfolios, Open Badges, Personal Ledgers, Identities, Trust, Blockchains (Oct. 26-28)
The 13th Annual Open Education Conference (Nov. 2-4)
National Education Week (Nov. 9-11)
ICERI 2016: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (Nov. 14-16)
DevLearn 2016 (Nov. 16-18)
OEB Online Educa Berlin 2016 (Nov. 30- Dec. 2)
All upcoming conferences and events...

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