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McREL’s Elizabeth Hubbell on “critical uncertainties”

By August 3, 2011June 14th, 20164 Comments

What does “school reform” mean to you? To some, it means complete reinvention of our school system; to others, it means taking what already works and building on that. What will actually unfold in the coming years is one of the “critical uncertainties” of the future of education, as Principal Consultant Elizabeth Hubbell, co-author of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works and The Future of Schooling, explained to Solution Tree at the ISTE Conference in June.

The Future of Schooling looks at four possible scenarios for education in 2020, including school reform and the role of standards, and how those scenarios affect the role of teachers. Here, as part of Solution Tree’s AuthorSpeak series, Hubbell talks about the book and how McREL first became interested in scenario planning.


Get more information on The Future of Schooling: Educating America in 2020.

McREL is a non-profit, non-partisan education research and development organization that since 1966 has turned knowledge about what works in education into practical, effective guidance and training for teachers and education leaders across the U.S. and around the world.


  • Mark Geary says:

    Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works was a great book, but a lot of the links are getting outdated. Are there any plans for a version 2 or revised edition coming out? I would like to continue using it as a text in my instructional technology class.

  • Hi Mark,
    Yes, indeed, we are planning on a second edition of this book. The second edition of Classroom Instruction that Works will be coming out in January of 2012. The technology book should follow later that year or early 2013. We’re so glad that you enjoyed the first edition!

  • We must follow the trend of technology that we can relate to teaching and schooling. In some other cases we need to updrade ouy conventional way of teaching in the classroom, like using technology for easy to understand by the students.

  • You are giving here great information, thanks. Sure we have to go on with our modern high tech life and use technology relating to teaching, and eventually upgrade what ever we, ourselves, have been taught accordingly.

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