With the right tools and support, teachers have the power to meet students where they are and help children succeed in their futures. When data is actionable, teachers can draw insights and make decisions about the best ways to help each student learn. But, it is not always easy to measure student learning in the moment and analyze that data, change course, and deliver the right experiences to help students learn. There is much complexity, including:
- Students in every classroom have different levels of comprehension and need.
- Students learn in different ways, and it’s time consuming to assess and react to this.
- Teachers are expected to differentiate teaching strategies and content for each student, but don’t always have the autonomy, tools or skills in their classrooms to make this happen.
- Students have to be engaged to succeed, but the time today’s students spend on problem-solving skills and experiential activities is limited. It can be difficult to build students’ passion for learning.
- Technology is a part of most students’ lives and can be an important part a high-quality education. But there’s so much technology available, it’s often unclear which tools really lead to results. Figuring out how and when to use technology in the classroom takes planning and training.