While edtech products do demonstrate potential in aiding student learning, more weight needs to be given to formative education technology research that focuses on improving product features and implementation protocols, which are currently impeding student progress on many education technology solutions.
As a Spanish and STEAM teacher, for years I did not bring emerging technologies like AI or AR/VR into my Spanish classroom because I thought "I’m just a Spanish teacher.” However, we all need to help our students understand these technologies and their potential impact on our personal lives and education today and for the future
As schools and teachers work to help students get back on track academically, support for teachers is vital. Data-informed instructional coaching programs can help schools and districts in their academic recovery efforts.
Research shows that mentors are particularly impactful in opening traditionally closed professional doors for young people with disabilities, youth of color, and youth identifying as female, particularly in STEM fields.