21st Century Teaching & Learning Resources

Curriculum and Instruction: Brewing a Better Vocabulary

Get a room full of educators and ask them about digital learning, blended learning, hybrid learning, personalized learning or individualized learning, and you'll likely end up with more definitions than people in the room.

Generation Global Offers Free Online Forum for Students to Explore Cultural Differences

Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.

Virtual Field Trip to Mars for Middle Schoolers

Discovery Education and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to offer a virtual field trip to Mars for middle school classrooms around the world. The free event is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. PT Oct. 4, during World Space Week.

Aspen Institute Launches National Commission Advocating Social and Emotional Development

The nonprofit Aspen Institute has launched a National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development. The commission will advance a new vision for what constitutes success in schools: the full integration of social, emotional and academic development to ensure every student is prepared to thrive in school and in life.

Wyoming District Turns to Blended Learning to Bring Readers to Grade Level

Wyoming's Albany County School District #1 will deploy a blended reading program in an effort to ensure that all students are reading at or above grade level.

Wyoming Department of Education Introduces Digital Learning Initiative

The Wyoming Department of Education is the newest state to join Future Ready Schools, a national movement that provides district leadership with research-based digital learning and planning materials.

Thousands of Nigerian Girls to Benefit from Ed Tech and 3D Printing

The Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) plans to train 6,000 out-of-school girls in Nigeria in cutting-edge, in-demand technology skills. The digital skills training in 3D printing will occur at YTF digital hubs throughout Nigeria.

Accountant Reconsiders Plea in Online Charter School Founder's Tax Fraud

An accountant charged with helping the founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest online charter school avoid federal income taxes on more than $8 million siphoned from the school has reconsidered a guilty plea, the accountant’s defense attorney told the Associated Press Monday.

Caterpillar Showcases Driverless Trucks in Interactive STEM Videos

Caterpillar teamed up with Spark 101 to launch its free challenge that teaches students about driverless trucks.

ISTE appoints Cheryl Scott Williams Interim CEO

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has appointed Cheryl Scott Williams interim CEO, the trade organization announced Monday. Williams is a nationally recognized leader in education reform, with extensive experience leading nonprofit boards and building successful board-staff relationships.

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