#AskExcelinEd: How are states advancing next generation learning?

ExcelinEd

Excel in Ed and Foresight Law + Policy’s new report, State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning: A National Landscape , closely examines state innovation and pilot programs supporting next generation learning, which includes personalized learning and mastery-based education.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

But unfortunately over the past decade or two, educational research has gotten tangled up in how the medical industry defines and measures efficacy—standards that are as inappropriate as evaluating a headache only with an MRI machine. This included guidelines for curriculum and edtech.

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Staying Educationally Relevant in Instructional Technology

Tech Helpful

Five years ago ISTE posted Technology Coach standards on their website with the following description " Technology coaches help bridge the gap from where we are to where we need to be.

Over 25 Ideas for eLearning… Inclement Weather and Snow Day Make Up

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In fact, this winter has prompted some school districts to look at their e-leaning programs and ask the question, “Can the day be made up using eLearning and the internet?” Check any guidelines provided by the state DOE.

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Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

Lachelle Brant) Creating Guidelines for Distance Education The Problem: Sometimes, the greatest solution stems from the greatest need. The journey in Wyoming began with new legislation and funding for the development and implementation of grassroots, K-12 and postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Interactive video, online courses and full time programs grew rapidly in the first two years. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban. It’s rural.

National Study Shows Significant Results on an Unprecedented Scale

MIND Research Institute

Independent education research firm WestEd recently published the largest ever national study evaluating a math edtech program. The study found significant results at schools that used ST Math , a PreK-8 visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving. Two outcomes were evaluated: average math scale scores and the proportion of students who were proficient or above in math.

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