Our reports on topics of interest—including learner variability, maker education, and family engagement—put us in conversation with policymakers and thought leaders on the issues facing education leaders today.
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Discover a selection of resources from across Digital Promise initiatives.
Recruitment and Retention: Pilot Solutions Designed by Teachers of Color (Phase I)
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.
Partnering to Promote Equity and Digital Learning
This report describes the key features of research-practice partnerships and the design choices made toward equity and digital learning, after a 15-month collaboration between Digital Promise, three Every Learner Everywhere partner organizations, and five colleges.
The IEP Project: A Strength-based, Whole Learner Teacher Guide
Individual Education Programs (IEPs) are the entry point to the design of teaching and learning for students with disabilities. This guidebook provides teachers with reflective questions, a sample response bank, strategies from the research-based Learner Variability Navigator, and other resources to write strength-based IEPs.
Delivering on the Promise of Digital Equity
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 white paper proposes solutions to strategically use that funding to advance digital equity and inclusion.
Outcomes of Increased Practitioner Engagement in Edtech Development: How Strong, Sustainable Research-Practice-Industry Partnerships will Build a Better Edtech Future
Digital Promise partnered with edtech startup Merlyn Mind and the University of California, Irvine in a research-practice-industry partnership. This white paper describes our engagement and suggests that this model can yield positive impacts and new learning for all participants.
Computational Thinking for an Inclusive World: A Resource for Educators to Learn and Lead
This report issues two calls to action for educators to design inclusive computing learning opportunities for students: (1) integrate computational thinking into disciplinary learning, and (2) build capacity for computational thinking with shared leadership and professional learning.
Shifting Mindsets: Designing Lessons for Learner Variability
The Learner Variability Project engaged in a partnership with the national nonprofit DonorsChoose to discover if teachers across the country could use the Learner Variability Navigator to find and put in place research-based strategies that address the whole learner.
Inclusive Design Principles for Learning and Employment Records: Co-Designing for Equity
Digital Promise collaborated with workers in frontline sectors— along with leaders in higher education, design, and technology—to explore how Learning and Employment Records could be designed to promote greater equity in the emerging skills-based economy.
An Overlooked Indicator of Edtech Quality: The Use of Learning Sciences Research
This report discusses why education leaders should leverage an edtech product’s research basis to determine the quality of the tool. Through survey results and five product case study interviews, we examine the importance of using learning sciences research for edtech design.
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