The fourth-largest school system in the country is seeking a mental wellness curriculum, while a 21,000-student Missouri district plans to purchases virtual and augmented reality devices.
The foundation, which plans to support programs in public and private schools, said it expects to reach 25 percent of the nation’s youth with its SEL offerings by 2022.
Nearly 90 percent of district leaders say they have already invested in social-emotional learning products, or plan to do so over the next year.
Applying “computational psychometrics” to efforts to personalize learning can help ed-tech companies create better products to meet student and teacher needs, says Alina von Davier.
Professional development tops administrators’ wish lists for spending federal Title IV grant money, but college- and career-readiness and social emotional learning are also big needs.
The state of Indiana needs survey design and implementation services, while Philadelphia is in the market for a proven SEL curriculum and Sacramento wants an LMS for professional development.
Many districts are likely to use a new infusion of federal Title IV money to enhance existing programs, predicts David DeSchryver of Whiteboard Advisors.
A school district in Tacoma, Wash., is looking for a social-emotional health curriculum for grades K-5, and the state of Delaware has selected eight vendors to provide materials aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
On March 22 at 2 p.m. EST, EdWeek Market Brief will host a webinar on what companies and others need to know about school districts’ demands for social-emotional learning products and services.
Three students from Hong Kong demonstrate what a new study shows: students enjoy self-directed learning with the support of a teacher.