The crew gets its collective lean on discussing the results of the recent Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as well as several emerging assessments that measure creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The conversation takes a few twists and turns to the International Math Olympics and what makes a good education headline before wrapping up with a quick reference to robots and automation.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss what's next for the classroom. Will technology dominate and completely change the look and feel of the American classroom? Will classrooms look largely the same in the future?
Dan, Mike, & Brandon discuss the ideas of joy and play in education. How important is it to enjoy what you are learning? Do we need to have more play time for all ages both within the classroom and throughout our lives? How do you pronounce Csíkszentmihályi, the author of Flow? You'll find answers to all this questions and more in this episode of Trending in Education.
Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss the confirmation hearings for Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. Senator Al Franken, of Minnesota, posed a question to Ms. DeVos on assessing students based on growth or proficiency. Our trio of hosts discuss the merits and downsides to both topics and try to find a way forward in assessing students and schools.