Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Teachers and Students presents the findings from a survey of over 4,600 teachers about the challenges they face when using digital instructional tools.
“Brute force and awkwardness” is how Nicole Cerra, co-founder of Design Tech High School, describes the process by which she and other teachers analyze student data to rebuild individual student schedules on a weekly basis. “That leaves us little room to build killer lessons based on what we see in the data,” Cerra said during a webinar held by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Watch Cerra and Spry Community Links High School English teacher Allison Dodson discuss the challenges of using data to improve instruction with representatives of the Gates Foundation and the Alliance, as well as technology developer LearnZillion CEO and co-founder Eric Westendorf.
Checkout the vibrant Twitter conversation that unfolded during the webinar: