There's no question that education is changing.
Students have more opportunity to learn any time, in school, throughout the community and on the web. There's growing interest in learning through virtual realities, digital games and social media platforms. Educators and stakeholders are placing more importance on immediate student-level data to help adjust learning more quickly.
But as education continues to change, educator roles will need to adapt to expanding learning environments in which students learn in new ways. This paper forecasts what kinds of educator roles might contribute to more flexible and rigorous learning environments in 10 years.
To help bring future possibilities to life, KnowledgeWorks also created a simulation recruitment website based in 2025. Explore potential future educator roles on VibrantED.org.