21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


Discovery Education to Present Two Free PD Events in SF and Seattle

Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development (PD) for K–12 classrooms, invites superintendents and educators nationwide to participate in Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience. These two, free, one day interactive PD events will take place Feb. 24 in San Francisco and March 10 in Seattle, WA.

PD Learning Network and CA Assoc. of Latino Superintendents Launch New ESSA Online PD Course

The PD Learning Network (PDLN) and California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) have launched a new online professional development (PD) course for educators under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Corpus Christi ISD Expands Literacy Program to All Elementary Schools

After running a successful pilot program in 13 schools, Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) is expanding the use of two online reading intervention programs from Scientific Learning to all 37 elementary schools for this semester.

ED Secretary Nominee Narrowly Wins Committee Vote

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions narrowly approved the nomination of Betsy DeVos Tuesday for secretary of the United States Department of Education (ED). The committee voted 12-11 to approve President Donald Trump’s pick to head the ED, splitting along party lines.

Coweta County School System in Georgia Piloting Labdisc Portable STEM Lab

The Coweta County School System in Georgia is piloting the Labdisc portable STEM lab from Boxlight, as part of efforts to prepare for Georgia’s new science standards and usher in a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to its classrooms.

NEC Introduces 4 LCD Installation Projectors With Advanced Picture Processing

NEC Display Solutions of America today unveiled a new line of LCD installation projectors that provide UHD Blu-Ray and 4K content support.

RobotLAB introduces Engage! K–12 Platform for Teaching with Robots

RobotLAB, a San Francisco-based ed tech company, has launched a new digital platform that aims to transform the learning experience by providing robot-based lessons for a wide range of subjects and age levels. RobotLAB will be at the TCEA conference in Austin, Feb. 6-10.

Family Engagement Platform Adds Phone Alerts for District, School Administrators

LivingTree's parent engagement platform now offers Phone Alerts, a feature that adds voice capability to the texting, multimedia, private messaging and two-way conversation features already available on the platform. Voice messages can now be delivered to a parent’s phone via message post, email notification or mobile notification.

Hawaii and Kentucky are Among States That Lead the Way in Connectivity

The second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in United States schools finds that Hawaii and Kentucky are among a number of states that are leading the way in ensuring that their students have access to equal educational opportunities provided by technology.

Studies Show A Sharp Increase in Narcissism Among Teens Who Use Social Media

Recent studies have indicated a sharp increase in narcissism, self-promotional and anti-social behavior among teens who use social media frequently, especially Facebook and Instagram.

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