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Bakhshaei, Mahsa; Seylar, John; Ruiz, Pati; Vang, Mai Chou – Digital Promise, 2020
The recent coronavirus pandemic has challenged schools and districts around the world to keep students engaged in learning while staying at home and using technology in new ways. In response, many schools and districts have turned to their instructional technology coaches for support. Given the effective impact coaching can have on powerful…
Descriptors: Role, Educational Technology, Coaching (Performance), Technology Integration
Roschelle, Jeremy; Hodkowski, Nicola M. – Digital Promise, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are learning remotely or in a hybrid of remote and in-school learning. As a result, most teachers and students are in learning situations where more independent work is assigned to students. There is no research that directly speaks to this unprecedented situation. There is, however, a considerable body…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Homework, Distance Education, Blended Learning
Digital Promise, 2020
Across the country, school buildings remain closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These school closures are a stark reminder of the important role that schools can play in the lives of children and young adults. For many students, schools are a place of stability, where they can learn, grow, and nurture relationships. They are even a source of…
Descriptors: School Closing, Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
Means, B.; Neisler, J. – Digital Promise, 2020
Digital Promise and Langer Research Associates developed the "Survey of Student Perceptions of Remote Teaching and Learning" to capture the experiences of undergraduates taking courses that transitioned to online instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey explores the nature of college courses as they were taught during…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, National Surveys, Undergraduate Students
Nguyen, My; Gold, Thomas – Digital Promise, 2020
The composition of America's teaching force has perilously lagged behind the country's increasingly diverse student body. Currently, more than 50 percent of the K-12 student body in public schools in the United States is made up of individuals of color. This change reflects broader demographic shifts that have been taking place in the US over the…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Minority Group Teachers, Diversity (Faculty)
Iwatani, Emi; Means, Barbara; Romero, Maria R.; Vang, Mai Chou – Digital Promise, 2020
Learn about the Challenge Based Science Learning Project and its larger implications for the fields of Next Generation Science Learning and Open Educational Resources. The project involved 18 middle school teachers and five administrators from three U.S. school districts partnering with instructional coaches and learning sciences researchers from…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Middle School Teachers, Learner Engagement, Middle School Students
Liberman, Babe; Young, Viki – Digital Promise, 2020
Education research is too often based on gaps in published research or the niche interests of researchers, rather than the priority challenges faced by schools and districts. As a result, the education studies that researchers design and publish are often not applicable to schools' most pressing needs. To spur future research to address the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Research and Development, Educational Research, Cooperative Planning
Digital Promise, 2019
Among public school teachers, parents, and all adults alike, at least eight in 10 recognize that students vary in how they learn, say schools should address learner variability, and favor tailored instruction--an approach designed to address learner variability--over conventional whole group instruction. Yet nine in 10 teachers, about eight in 10…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Public Opinion, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Angevine, Colin; Cator, Karen; Liberman, Babe; Smith, Kim; Young, Viki – Digital Promise, 2019
Under the current model of education research and development (R&D), solutions to the pressing challenges facing schools and districts across the country often fail to meet the needs of those who need them most: historically marginalized populations such as Black and Latinx students and students living in poverty. To address this problem,…
Descriptors: Inclusion, At Risk Students, Equal Education, Research and Development
Laxton, Amber; Berlin, Mike; Constantakis, Patti – Digital Promise, 2017
Many previous reports demonstrate that there is a significant need to drive innovation in adult learning and that there can be advantages to entering the market. There are 36 million low-skilled adults in the U.S. who can benefit from new approaches to learning. The effects of low rates of literacy, numeracy, and basic skills are widespread.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Entrepreneurship
Digital Promise, 2016
Briya Public Charter School is a free family literacy program in Washington, D.C. Adults study English, digital literacy, and parenting, while children receive a high-quality early education. Briya integrates the educational experiences of parents and children, building on families' strengths to help improve their educational, economic, and social…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Family Literacy, Case Studies, Public Schools
Digital Promise, 2016
Much has been said about technology and its potential to be a powerful tool for improving learning opportunities for underserved, low-skilled adults. Mobile products can support adults who cannot attend education programs because of geography or busy lives. Adaptive technologies can help create personalized pathways for learners with special needs…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning
Digital Promise, 2016
It's a staggering statistic -- 36 million adults in the United States read at a 3rd grade level or below. Of these, more than two-thirds are members of the workforce but don't have the skills for advancement. Yet, finding and completing education programs is often a struggle for this population. Access to quality education programs is limited at…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Constantakis, Patti – Digital Promise, 2016
Technology has the potential to be a powerful tool for improving access to learning for adult learners. It can help create personalized pathways to support learning differences and open up a world of digital information and resources that form the gateway to today's job market. Despite enthusiasm from educators shown in recent studies, in general,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Adult Education
Digital Promise, 2016
The Students and Parents In Cooperative Education (SPICE) Family Literacy Program serves central Maine's Regional School Unit #3 (RSU 3). SPICE's mission is to integrate childhood and adult education. RSU 3 spreads across 440 square miles. Over this vast distance, there is no one town where people gather. So SPICE educators went straight to their…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Rural Areas, Geographic Isolation
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