The Los Angeles Unified District is looking for online course providers, and a Virginia district wants a PD system focuses on support for English language learners.
Affordability Is a Top Digital-Content Challenge for Educators
But Educators, Leaders Disagree on Level of Problems Posed by Teacher Training, Other Hurdles
Teachers are much more likely than district and school administrators to see various challenges with digital content as problematic than are district and school administrators, a proprietary Education Week Research Center survey reveals.
Implementation Woes Can Doom Ed-Tech Sales to Districts
California district leader wants evidence that new digital products will not create headaches for his teachers, tech staff, and students.
A California district leader explains how his system doesn’t just measure the success of ed-tech products by academic outcomes, but by ease of implementation, too.
Opportunity, Risks for PD Providers Revealed in Teacher Survey Data
Teachers want personalized PD backed by research, and the cost of programs matters
Teachers are unsatisfied with their professional development options, but they value training that is grounded in research, and tailored to meet specific classroom demands.
Holding Vendors’ Feet to the Fire With Tough Contract Language
District Leaders Report on New Contract Provisions for 2016
District leaders are adding accountability provisions in their contracts with vendors around student data privacy, interoperability, standards alignment, and “up time.”
ESSA: A Guide for K-12 Companies
Breaking down what the new law may mean for providers of ed tech, interventions, and other services
The sweeping new federal education law could have big implications for state and local spending on school interventions, tutoring, classroom technology, academic content, and other priorities.
“Personalization” has become the norm in districts trying to customize digital tools, instruction, and schedules to meet individual students’ needs. But K-12 leaders are also demanding customization in another area: professional development.
Many teachers find themselves in a bittersweet situation at the start of the new school year. Often, their school has used the summer break to launch new technology initiatives. What can teachers do to make this transition go smoothly?
As a vendor, education conferences meant hawking candy and key chains. As an attendee, I had authentic conversations and interactions.
States and school districts would see new money for teacher-training, “personalized learning,” and other efforts under a $200 million budget proposal from President Obama.