About Jeff Horton of GFW Public Schools
Jeff Horton is a passionate educator currently serving as Superintendent of the GFW Public Schools. Throughout his years working in education, Jeff has had a chance to witness the pivotal role that technology has come to play in the development of education and its delivery to students.
Jeff Horton, of Duluth, likes to think of himself as a futurist – someone who is excited about the progress we’re making in the development of technology and how it’s helping to drive forward global education.
Around the world, technology is growing and changing rapidly, redefining how we live our lives and shaping the future of society. It’s been a wonderful tool to help connect people across the globe, share information and resources with one another, and develop ideas on a global platform.
Technology has also helped reshape the way we look at education, not only offering new and innovative ways to process information but also by bridging the educational gap for students with disabilities. Through technological advancements, we’re able to provide a better learning experience for students dealing with anxiety or behavioral issues and increase their access to knowledge through tools that help them learn in a manner that’s best for them.
Jeff Horton Duluth has seen the way in which technology can not only help students access knowledge, but it also provides them with the tools to make the absorption of that knowledge more efficient and effective.
Looking to the future of education, Jeff Horton hopes to see technology continue to grow in Duluth, in such a way that it can help us work towards individualized instruction for all learners, regardless of where they are in their education. He believes that differentiated instruction is the key to success. We now have more ways to educate than simply handing someone a book regardless of whether or not they can hold it or read it; technology allows educators to immerse their students in the material better and increase engagement. This will increase retention and ultimately help the students learn better. Jeff wants to empower students to feel confident in their own academic journeys and provide them with a “teach a man to fish” versus a “feed a man a fish” mentality.
To learn more about Jeff Horton of Duluth, Minnesota and his passion for technology and the ways in which it’s helping to reshape education, please check out his blog page and visit back often for the latest!
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As schools continue to follow the state's orders and close all physical locations, the education system is seeing a shift. Online classes are the norm, and there are talks among some states and tech companies on the feasibility of permanent online courses post...