Following last week’s scan of education stories that look back at 2021, this week, Thomas Hatch pulls together some of the articles that make predictions for education in 2022.
Echoing the hope and despair in the stories reflecting on 2021, many of the predictions for education in 2022 highlight continuing concerns about learning loss, stress and anxiety, as well as hopes for addressing student engagement, well-being, and climate change. Thomas Arnett captured the conflicting sentiments, writing:
In most places, fighting the current fires in conventional schools will suck up most of the oxygen in the room. Nonetheless, my hope for 2022 is that among the roughly 13,000 school systems in our country, there will be a substantial subset that launch new versions of schooling that five to ten years from now will prove that they offer exactly what many students need. — From How will 2022 reshape K-12 education?
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61 predictions about edtech, equity, and learning in 2022, World News Era
8 K-12 trends to watch in 2022: Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing policy pingpong, curricular controversy and more are set to impact schools this year, K-12 Dive
3 Big Education Wishes for 2022 (focusing on personalization, grace, and renewing the Every Student Succeeds Act), Michael Horn & Diane Tavener, Class Disrupted (podcast)
Could we see a mass exodus of teachers fed up with educating through a pandemic? How might two years of learning in a pandemic impact test scores? Will Universal Pre-K ever become a reality? —What’s in store for K-12 schools in 2022? Class Dismissed
9 mostly pessimistic 2022 education predictions for 2022 – From a teacher, Larry Ferlazzo, Answer Sheet (Washington Post)
4 educator trends going into 2022, Abbas Manjee, SmartBrief
Five 2021 education stories that will continue to matter in 2022, Yasmine Askari, MinnPost
13 Predictions for K–12 and Technology in 2022, THEJournal
Five Ed Tech Trends To Look Out For In 2022, Nick Morrison, Forbes
[W]hile some districts are still spending stimulus money just to spend it instead of taking the time to research and evaluate their options, most have a better understanding of technology than they did before COVID-19 struck and are demanding information about the tools students use.
Pandemic Gave Teachers New Insight into Ed Tech, Tim Newcomb, The74
7 higher education trends to watch in 2022, Higher Ed Dive
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