Artificial Intelligence Could Free Up 13 Hours a Week for Teachers

| January 29, 2020

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That might be possible in the future, according to a report published this week by McKinsey & Company "How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact K-12 Teachers." The report estimates that 20 to 40 percent of the tasks teachers spend time on—grading, lesson planning, general administration—could be outsourced to technology. But, the report notes, AI can't inspire students, resolve conflicts, or mentor and coach. Robots could free teachers up to focus on those more important—and more rewarding—tasks. Additional time could "help support social-emotional learning and the development of the 21st-century skills that will be necessary to thrive in an increasingly automated workplace," the report says.

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TCC is ranked among the top 50 schools in the nation according to Washington Monthly Magazine. With more than 65 degree and certificates, small class sizes and the latest technology, TCC offers a high quality education without the high price tag. An open door to success. An engine to rev up the economy. A part of the Tacoma community for almost 50 years. There’s a lot to get to know about your community college. TCC has grown up in the past half century, with a modern campus, relevant program offerings, a clear mission, and strong leadership. The results are documented in contributions to the economy and the community.

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