Help me get up to speed with current educational trends.
September 20, 2010 11:34 AM Subscribe
Teachers and other folks who work in the field of education: Where can I find out what’s currently popular/important in middle-school and high-school education? I’m looking for professional resources, trends, current education gurus—the kinds of things I’d find at Heinemann or at conventions like NCTE or IRA, but I’ve already been on the Heinemann site, and I can’t make it to conventions this year.
I’ve been out of the classroom for several years, and I’m trying to get an idea of what the current big ideas/big names in education are. For example, I know (or think I know) that Fountas and Pinnell are still luminaries in the field of reading education, that Grant Wiggins’s Understanding by Design is a big deal across the curriculum and across grades, that the Core Content Standards may be adopted by many states, and that Response to Intervention (RTI) is a term that many educational publishers are slapping onto their materials. However, I don’t know where to find out who/what else is important and popular right now.
I’m really looking for two things: (1) specific names, buzzwords, trends that are hot in education right now and (2) any resources that will help me keep on top of current and upcoming names, buzzwords, and trends.
My focus is literacy/reading/language arts/ English, but I’d be interested in hearing about resources in any subject area in middle and high school.