This Spotlight highlights resources that strive to foster impactful experiences by marrying the fields of learning science and technology. These resources are designed to aid educators in enhancing student outcomes and promoting academic success.

Encouraging Effective Technology-Enabled Instructional Practices

Strategies for Encouraging Effective Technology-Enabled Instructional Practices in K-12 EducationMany schools now have digital technology available for students. COVID-19 has made this even more common. However, the success of this investment depends on factors like students’ access to technology and teachers having good training to use technology effectively.

This resource, written by Tracy Huebner and researcher Rachel Burstein, explores the concept of technology-enabled instruction and how it bridges instructional practice and technology integration to provide unique student benefits. The paper examines the ideal conditions for implementing this type of instruction, the difficulties that may arise, and the importance of leaders in helping teachers effectively incorporate technology into their teaching practices.


Launching a Digital Literacy Accelerator

Digital technology and social media rapidly change how individuals consume, create, and share information. Many learners spend significant time online daily but have never received guidance on engaging meaningfully with the information they encounter. This report is aimed at agencies interested in supporting edtech or digital literacy accelerators and education leaders interested in supporting strategies to address misinformation.


Leveraging Technology for Student Success

IES Resource - Leveraging Technology for SuccessThe Leveraging Technology for Student Success framework is designed to help district leaders make informed decisions about adopting and using technology in schools. The framework focuses on three critical phases of technology integration: selection, infrastructure, and implementation. Additionally, the framework considers the importance of equity and evaluation in the process.


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  • 10 Questions to Ask Families to Help Close the Digital Divide
  • Leveraging Technology for Student Success
  • Enhancing Social and Emotional Skills Through Game-Based Virtual Learning
  • Join WestEd and Google for Education at ISTE Live 23
  • Sharing and Protecting Data to Support Education and Opportunity
  • Promoting Digital Literacy to Support All Learners
  • Using a Technology-Enabled Approach to Supporting Adult Numeracy Education
  • Blending Learning Science and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes


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