Teachers, what will your jobs and roles look like in a decade?

September 21, 2015 at 8:00 am

KnowledgeWorks has recently published a paper titled Exploring the Future Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem which explores how current educational trends may cause knock-on changes in professional roles, titles, and job descriptions.

Prince, Saveri, and Swanson project seven educator roles that may evolve alongside our rapidly changing educational system:

  1. Learning Pathway Designer – Works with students, parents, and learning journey mentors to set learning goals, track students’ progress and pacing, and model potential sequences of activities that support learning experiences aligned with competencies.
  2. Competency Tracker – Tags and maps community-based learning opportunities by the competencies they address in order to support the development of reconfigurable personalized learning pathways and school formats.
  3. Pop-Up Reality Producer – Works with educators, subject matter experts, story developers, and game designers to produce pervasive learning extravaganzas that engage learners in flow states and help them develop relevant skills, academic competencies, and knowhow.
  4. Social Innovation Portfolio Director – Builds networks in support of meaningful service-based learning and community impact by linking student action-learning groups seeking to develop core skills and knowledge with organizations seeking creative solutions.
  5. Learning Naturalist – Designs and deploys assessment protocols that capture evidence of learning in students’ diverse learning environments and contexts.
  6. Micro-Credential Analyst – Provides trusted, research-based evaluations and audits of microcredential options and digital portfolio platforms in order to provide learners and institutions with comparative quality assurance metrics.
  7. Data Steward – Acts as a third-party information trustee to ensure responsible and ethical use of personal data and to maintain broader education data system integrity and effective application through purposeful analytics.

p. 4 of Exploring the Future Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem

For each potential educator role, the paper includes a brief description of the role, rationale for why the position may exist in 10 years, and sample job descriptions and recruiting announcements.  The paper goes on to outline the possible benefits and challenges that would exist as educators develop into these new positions.

To access the full paper (only 15 pages!), please visit http://knowledgeworks.org/exploring-future-education-workforce-new-roles-expanding-learning-ecosystem.

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Prince, K., Saveri, A., & Swanson, J.  (2015).  Exploring the future education workforce: New roles for an expanding learning ecosystem.  KnowledgeWorks.  Available from http://knowledgeworks.org/exploring-future-education-workforce-new-roles-expanding-learning-ecosystem.

Via KQ Express (September 2015), Vol. 14, Iss. 6.

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