This report defines blended learning and provides several models of blended learning in action, including profiles of schools and districts and an analysis of trends and key components.
A global team of seven teachers in six cities collaborated to develop a report documenting teachers’ on-the-ground experiences with professional learning systems, and make powerful recommendations for improvement.
Center for Teaching Quality
This paper addresses equity concerns in competency education. It examines three areas of potential concern to ensuring all students attain equitable learning opportunities, in particular students from low-income families: the skills, strategies, attitudes, and behaviors of individual learners; use of digital technologies; and access to structured learning experiences outside the traditional school day and year.
Jobs for the Future
A team of 15 CTQ Kentucky teacher leaders and 1 administrator took on the challenge of rethinking teacher time to optimize professional learning, which resulted in an infographic and a series of blog posts.
Center for Teaching Quality
This new toolkit provides strategies on how to forge a strong partnership between district Title 1 and technology leaders to close the digital access gap. The toolkit includes a discussion guide for planning technology integration into Title I Programs, tips for building collaboration between the Title I Director and the CTO, and three in-depth case studies.
Districts and schools are shifting to digital learning environments. Educators are leveraging digital instructional materials including open educational resources (OER) to provide more diversified and personalized instruction to improve teaching and learning. This set of case studies demonstrates how the policies and practices at the state level have provided the avenue for the implementation of OER materials in New York, Utah, and Washington.
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
In collaboration with research partners at the University of Connecticut, P21 has put together a research series on key aspects of conceptualizing, developing, and assessing each of the 4Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. The briefs outline findings about what we already know, what we need to know, and what we can do to embed 4Cs into practice. Each brief provides best practice examples from practitioners and a full annotated bibliography.
A collaborative project from P21, Cable Impacts Foundation, and SETDA, this flexible planning tool helps district leaders chart a strategic path for transforming schools to meet the demands of today's students and their futures. The Roadmap is designed to assist at the planning, building, and transforming phase of creating a 21st century learning environment district-wide.
P21, Cable Impacts Foundation, SETDA
How to Make the Case for Technology Change in Small to Midsize Districts covers: The importance of embracing technology change in school districts, The unique challenges and opportunities for small to midsize districts, Step by step instructions on building a systematic plan for change, and Recommendations and best practices for empowering stakeholders from nationally recognized thought leaders.
Schools are working to support student access at home. This post highlights four districts that are finding innovative ways to close the connectivity gap.
Alliance for Excellent Education