An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching 
From Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Advocates of student-centered instruction argue that good teachers have the ability to transform mathematics classrooms into lively, engaging learning environments in which students take charge of their own learning and make meaningful connections to the world around them

Building a Learning Community 
From Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education

This study combines survey data of 33 New Jersey public schools involved in a state sponsored professional learning community (PLC) training program with case studies of two of those schools in order to trace the factors associated with the implementation of PLCs.

Digital Games, Design, and Learning 
From SRI Education

This meta-analysis systematically reviews research on digital games and learning for K-16 students in light of the recent NRC report on education for life and work in the 21st century.

Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning 
From US Department of Education

The findings presented here are derived from (a) a systematic search for empirical studies of the effectiveness of online learning and (b) a meta-analysis of those studies from which effect size that contrasted online and face-to-face instruction could be extracted or estimated. A narrative summary of studies comparing different forms of online learning is also provided.

Exploring Coaching for Powerful Technology Use in Education 
From Digital Promise

This literature review, published in partnership with Stanford University’s Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, summarizes findings from existing research on teacher coaching and explores the following questions: What is the role of technology in the 21st century classroom? How do we best provide teachers with the time, support, and space to learn how to use new technological tools and resources effectively and to support deeper learning?

Inclusive Education Research & Practice 
From Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education

Over 20 years of research has consistently demonstrated that the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms results in favorable outcomes. Positive outcomes have been shown for both students with high incidence disabilities (learning disabilities and other “mild” disabilities) and those with low incidence disabilities (intellectual, multiple, and “severe” disabilities).

Inspiring a Generation to Create: 7 Components of Creativity 
From Center for Childhood Creativity

Creativity may be a hallmark of childhood, but it is not just child’s play. In fact, research suggests that identifying and nurturing creative potential in the early years of childhood is crucial for raising the next generation of innovators whose mindset and problem solving skills will solve today’s (and tomorrow’s) greatest challenges.

Making Professional Learning Count 
From Digital Promise

Digital Promise is working with partners to develop a microcredential ecosystem— a new way to satisfy teachers’ love of learning, recognize their accomplishments and empower them to drive their own development through an efficient online system. This study provides an in-depth exploration of teachers’ attitudes toward professional development and competency-based microcredentials.

MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning 
From KQED Mindshift

As MindShift continues to cover many aspects of learning and the future of education, digital games have become a more widespread and critical tool in the learning and teaching experience.