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Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Students and Teachers

Host: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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By leveraging the use of technology in the classroom, teachers can shift their instructional models and personalize learning for every student. With powerful digital tools at their fingertips, teachers can utilize data to know exactly where each student is on his or her learning continuum and tailor instruction to each individual in ways never before possible.

How can we make sure the use of digital tools in the classroom is supporting teachers and improving instruction? Recently, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Students and Teachers, a summary of findings to encourage K-12 innovation by helping educators, school leaders and product developers better understand teacher perspectives surrounding the use of digital instructional tools in the classroom.

Join Sara Allan, Deputy Director of the College Ready Team at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as she shares the Foundation’s efforts and highlights the work of key partners to illuminate how education technology can support teachers in a variety of ways to adapt instruction to student needs, open up new possibilities for project-based learning, and strengthen communication between students, teachers and parents.