Giving Compass’ Take:
• In this story from Getting Smart, Tom Vander Ark argues that $5billion is enough to give every kid on earth a great education.
• Which pieces of this plan are the most important and should be implemented first? What organizations could partner to accomplish these goals?
• To learn about how to personalize education with project-based learning, click here.
In the next six years, another four billion learners will be connected to the web at 5G speed at low cost. AI-powered platforms will make formal and informal learning more powerful and accessible.
Here’s the outline of the first tranche of a big plan to support the development of a great education for every child on the planet–15 investments totaling about $5 billion.
- New Goals: Support community conversations about the future of work resulting in updated graduate profiles
- Science of Learning: Support learning science research and its application
- Future of Learning: Target educators with a campaign about the future of learning
- New Schools: Support new school models based on promising design principles
- Platform Networks: Support development and expansion of innovative platform networks
- Dual Enrollment: Support development of more early college high schools
- Innovative Low-Cost Private Schools. Boost next-gen private and homeschool supply with school networks
- Job Training. Rapid training for high wage high demand employment
- Out of School: While building the supply of quality schools, there is tremendous opportunity to expand access to high quality out of school learning
- Developing Economy EdTech Ecosystems. [S]upporting healthy EdTech ecosystems particularly business models that reach the most marginalized with both capital and counsel.
- Measures of Competency. Sponsor competency systems that measure and communicate stages of development
- Promote Interoperability. In addition to building user demand (with campaigns like Project Unicorn), new standards agreements and pilots of new business models could be launched for $150 million
- Hard to Measure Skills. Support definitions and assessments of critical life and work skills including social and emotional learning
- Learner Profiles. By taking advantage of continuous background assessment, learner profiles will kill standardized testing
- Advisory Systems. [M]onitor academic and social development, recommend learning options, and inform learners of career and post secondary options
Read the full article about great education for every kid by Tom Vander Ark at Getting Smart.
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