?Expanding Access to Edtech Isn’t Enough. We Need to Make Sure It Works, Too

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The New Schools Venture Fund estimates that K-12 schools collectively spend about $9 billion per year on instructional software, digital assessments, laptops and tablets for students and teachers. This May, these leaders and another 150 or so stakeholders will come together for the first ever EdTech Efficacy Research Academic Symposium , organized by The University of Virginia Curry School of Education, Digital Promise and the Jefferson Education Accelerator.

What Makes Professional Development Work?

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And before that, an advisor for Future Ready Schools and has moderated and presented numerous Future Ready’s Summits and Institutes. In 2018, Bruce Umpstead joined IMS Global to engage State Education Agencies (SEAs) in the important work of data interoperability and drive adoption of the CASE Network of Competencies & Academic Standards (CASE®). “Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.”

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

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With scarcely a month left in the school year, why was it worth spending time making videos rather than covering the next academic standard? Backers of project-based learning, and its hands-on relative, maker education, would argue that activities like these not only deepen understanding of academic content but also bolster creativity, persistence, problem-solving and related skills that are critical for success in a rapidly changing world.