Today’s educators are preparing students for jobs of the future–jobs that don’t necessarily exist today–and a Google Education report takes a look at the K-12 classroom trends driving learning. Even though students across the globe are learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, these trends translate to virtual classroom trends as students direct their own learning and collaborate in new ways.

More and more educators and parents recognize that curriculum must evolve in order to help students develop the skills they’ll need to be successful in future careers and in a global workforce.

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Those skills aren’t limited to technology skills. More than ever, students need what many are now calling “employability” skills–critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills, to name just a few.

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To better understand these changes, Google for Education partnered with a global team of researchers and analysts to examine evidence-based classroom trends and shifts in education.

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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