Teachers, materials, students — the big 3 of K–12. Materials (1-to-1, OER-based textbooks) are changing dramatically, but teachers and teaching is about to be disrupted in the Christensen-sense. Machine learning will drive personalized learning into America’s schools. On that you can rely!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Lawmakers in North Carolina have allocated funding towards scholarships for up to 160 college students who commit to teaching a STEM subject or special education within the state.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Crayola, the crayon and coloring company, has launched its first professional development (PD) and learning program for teachers, called creatED.
MeTEOR Education is out with a companion workbook for "Humanizing the Education Machine: How to Create Schools that Turn Disengaged Kids Into Inspired Learners." The new "Humanizing the Education Machine: Thinking Guide" builds on ideas from the book and allows readers to personalize them for specific communities, schools, classrooms and learning goals.
DreamBox Learning is out with a professional development solution that leverages real-time student data from the company's adaptive learning platform for mathematics.
Several school districts in Illinois are looking to improve inter-relatability and consistency for educator evaluations with a tool from Performance Matters to help standardize the process.
Summit Public Schools (SPS), known for its personalized learning model used by 300-plus schools across the United States, Thursday launched a new teacher residency program that places residents at SPS sites to engage in project-based learning.
Mining two years’ worth of expert feedback, a nonprofit has identified six root causes to more than 100 issues facing STEM education today. The resulting “Grand Challenges” interactive map is a two-year project from 100Kin10 based on input from teachers, principals, nonprofit leaders, researchers, policymakers, union representatives and other education stakeholders within its network.
With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.