Executive Brief Series: 90 Days That Changed K-12 Teaching & Learning
This series of four executive briefs examines key findings from the spring 2020 shift to digital and remote learning. Read each report to discover data and important findings from 136,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
The Shift to Digital learning
Executive brief one explores the changing views of digital learning because of the increased use of the technology tools during spring 2020 school closures. This shift to remote learning exposes a need for technology, the proper training for teachers to be comfortable using new tools, and the benefits that digital learning can have for students.
Spotlight on Equity in Learning
Executive brief two dives into the increasingly critical nature of understanding and addressing equity considerations in K-12 learning. These pre-existing and continuing inequities span beyond just provisioning a Chromebook and handing out Wifi hotspots. The data suggests a students’ zip code, family income, and racial identity also play a role in unequal educational opportunities.
Strengthening the Bonds of Communications
Executive brief three investigates the importance of effective student - teacher communications to the learning process. While schools have long championed the importance of school-to-home communications and encouraged family engagement with local schools, the remote e-learning environment has promoted effective communications from important to absolutely imperative.
Sponsoring Student Ownership of Learning
Executive brief four uncovers the long overdue need to change our thinking about students playing an active role in their own education. These critical discussions have the potential to lead to new discoveries around student engagement, how to create contextually relevant learning experiences, and empowering greater student ownership of the learning process.