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Wiley, K.; Neisler, J.; Means, B. – Digital Promise, 2023
This report describes a 15-month collaboration between three Every Learner Everywhere partner organizations (Achieving the Dream, the American Association of Public and Land-grant Universities [APLU], and Digital Promise) and five colleges, all engaged in a research-practice partnership (RPP) around enhancing equity and digital learning in gateway…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Electronic Learning, Program Design
Bland, Jennifer; Smith, Kimberly – Digital Promise, 2023
This report profiles five public PreK-12 learning education agencies across the U.S. that participated in the Digital Promise Center for Inclusive Innovation Teacher of Color Recruitment and Retention cohort and utilized the Inclusive Innovation model to create and launch locally contextualized programs designed by teachers of color.
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Minority Group Teachers, Preschool Education
Lopez, Carol; Younge, Odelia – Digital Promise, 2022
This study explores the ways in which teachers in Puerto Rico are currently increasing their effective use of technology for their instructional practice through expanded access to professional learning opportunities and supports. The aim of this study was to gain insight about the effectiveness and impact of professional learning supports for…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development, Technology Integration
Noakes, Sierra; Modica, Allison; Palazzolo, Kristyn – Digital Promise, 2022
In the face of a worldwide pandemic, educators rose to the challenge of engaging students and families remotely to not only continue learning but also to provide as much normalcy as possible at a time of chaos and uncertainty. Many educators were looking for quick, meaningful ways to learn new skills to effectively teach remotely and connect with…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Pandemics, COVID-19, Distance Education
Baker, Anthony; Weisgrau, Josh; Brister Philyaw, Kristal – Digital Promise, 2022
This report details the feedback loops initiative at Digital Promise in which we evaluated and mapped the way we generate insights and knowledge and the ways in which our partners contribute, perceive, and share in that process. In particular, we are interested in how we can create new processes we call feedback loops that can aid us in including…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Innovation, Interaction, Transformative Learning
Tinsley, Brian; Cacicio, Sarah; Shah, Zohal; Parker, Daniel; Younge, Odelia; Luke Luna, Christina – Digital Promise, 2022
This landscape report explores the impact of earning micro-credentials on the social mobility of rural learners. Through four in-depth case studies, we show how earning micro-credentials may lead to credential attainment, workforce entry, promotions, and/or economic improvements (e.g., salary increase, prioritizing learners impacted by poverty),…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Population
Zacamy, Jenna; Roschelle, Jeremy – Digital Promise, 2022
Digital learning platforms (DLPs) are beginning to become open to research. Specifically, in our work in SEERNet, developers are extending five platforms, each used in either K-12 or higher education by more than 100,000 users, to enable third-party researchers to explore, develop, and test improvements. SEERNet seeks to enable equity-relevant…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Tare, Medha; Shell, Alison R.; Jackson, Jessica – Digital Promise, 2022
Classrooms nationwide welcome a diverse group of learners. A goal, and an achievable one, is to recognize this unique diversity on a whole child spectrum and to strive to customize learning to meet individual needs. Critical to this process is for teachers to have at hand research that connects factors of learning in a holistic way. It is equally…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Needs, Student Centered Learning
Pautz Stephenson, Stefani; Banks, Rebecca; Coenraad, Merijke – Digital Promise, 2022
A new participatory research model, Research-Practice-Industry Partnerships (RPIP), presents a unique value proposition. Design processes have typically placed professional designers, not the end users, at the center of the work. RPIPs create an intentional feedback loop that transforms the knowledge, action, or goals of all involved parties…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Technology, School Business Relationship
Van Nostrand, Parker; Noakes, Sierra; Shah, Zohal; Luke Luna, Christina – Digital Promise, 2022
Learning sciences research uncovers how people learn best and has the potential to enable technology to build powerful learning opportunities. This report explores the ways in which several edtech products focus their efforts on an intended learning purpose, consult and integrate research in their design, and strive to achieve their articulated…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Research, Learning, Summative Evaluation
Cacicio, Sarah; Tinsley, Brian; Miller, Antionette; Luke Luna, Christina – Digital Promise, 2022
Learning and Employment Records (LERs) require careful, deliberate design to ensure that workers benefit from their adoption and use. If designed without the inclusion of individuals who are most marginalized in the workforce, LERs could reproduce existing inequities in the talent pipeline. Digital Promise collaborated with workers in frontline…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Credentials, Information Storage, Influence of Technology
Weaver, D'Andre J. – Digital Promise, 2022
Digital knowledge and skills are needed to fully participate in the society and economy of the United States. The historic $65 billion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act represents a significant federal investment in advancing digital equity and inclusion, and an opportunity to make lasting change in communities across the country. This report…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Digital Literacy, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
Hardy, Angela; Bakhshaei, Mahsa – Digital Promise, 2021
Districts are increasingly investing in coaching programs to improve teacher practice and student outcomes. However, merely providing schools with the funding for a coaching position is not enough. To maximize the return on the investment of coaching, our research on the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) shows that districts need to ensure that they…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teacher Competencies, Financial Support, Administrator Role
Bakhshaei, Mahsa; Hardy, Angela – Digital Promise, 2021
When school administrators support instructional coaching, it is more likely to be effective in improving teacher practice. Building teacher buy-in, promoting awareness of the coach's non-evaluative role, ensuring coaches have adequate time to provide classroom support, meeting consistently with the coach, and trusting the coach to make decisions…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Means, Barbara; Peters, Vanessa; Neisler, Julie; Wiley, Korah; Griffiths, Rebecca – Digital Promise, 2021
The abrupt transition to remote instruction in response to COVID-19 posed significant challenges for both students and instructors. This report provides data on the prevalence of the different kinds of challenges college students faced during the shift to remote instruction and the nature of spring 2020 courses from the perspectives of both…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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