For the past two years, the IBM Foundation has worked with teachers and their union, American Federation of Teachers, to build Teacher Advisor, a program that uses artificial intelligence technology to answer questions from educators and help them build personalized lesson plans.
Digital fabrication labs, makerspaces, innovation labs are popping up in K–12 schools all over the country (and the world!) but are still rare enough that many educators aren’t living in close vicinity to other, similar labs. A group of K–12 educators are participating in the Fab Labs and Makerspaces discussion group on Google to share best practices, tips, and challenges of managing and running such labs.
Key Strategies for Developing Oral Language, a video series from Teaching Channel, focuses on academic conversations with English language learners (ELLs). The series, created in partnership with Oakland Unified School District, highlights three classrooms where ELLs are engaged in academic conversations.
Last school year, the National Writing Project invited teachers from six high-need elementary schools across the United States to help expand the vision of what it means to recognize, prepare, and honor K–12 English learners (ELs) and their families as writers.