21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources


How Social-Emotional Programs Make a Difference

A recent brief has highlighted the link between social-emotional development and a reduction in aggression.

Project Tomorrow Expands Speak Up Research Project

The nonprofit Project Tomorrow is adding new features to its Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning and opening up the participation window to year-round.

KinderLab Robotics Releases K–2 Robotics and Coding Curriculum

KinderLab Robotics has released a new curriculum for early elementary grades designed to support education in robotics, coding and computational thinking. "Growing with KIBO - A Progressive Robotics Curriculum for Grades K–2" also offers integration with arts and literacy activities.

Ability to Compare Learning Outcomes Becomes a Global Goal

Even as the Common Core is faltering in the United States as a way to compare student success across state borders, UNESCO is making a plea for standardized ways to measure learning outcomes around the world.

5 Hurdles to Technological Innovation in K–12 Education

Innovating in education, especially with technology, doesn't come without its hurdles. These may be organizational; they may involve people not knowing what to do or having a lack of resources, but the result is a slow-down in the adoption of innovation.

Education Needs to Revamp How to Teach English Learners in STEM

English language learners are underrepresented in STEM fields, in both college and on the job. To understand how education can better work with these students (who could speak one of 350 different languages in the United States) is the topic of a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.

Giving New Teachers an Edge with a Centralized Learning Hub

Six ways school districts can increase new teachers' success odds by pairing them up with a centralized learning hub that supports the curriculum, high-stakes standardized testing, and classroom instruction.

Teacher Confidence in Ed Tech on the Rise, But Not Feelings About the Profession

Teacher confidence in the use of technology is rising incrementally. Some 99 percent of teachers and school leaders in a recent survey reported that they're using digital technology in their classrooms. And nearly as many (96 percent) said they've seen benefits from its use.

A Personalized Learning Backlash

Four-plus years after it was first published, a report on personalized instruction is getting renewed attention as schools in the northeast consider calling their experiments in the instructional model a failure.

Early STEM Provides 'Critical Foundation' for Future Learning

It's time to ramp up STEM in early childhood education, according to the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE).

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