Launch into learning sciences

Learn more about learning sciences and find out how you can apply them to your work, whether you’re a teacher, education leader, or edtech specialist!

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  • District Policymakers
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    POLICY RESOURCES

    District Policymakers

    Read ISTE’s case studies on how districts around the country strategically engage learning sciences, and recommendations for policies to help educators understand and apply learning sciences in their classrooms.

     
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    Case Studies : What have districts done?

    Teacher leaders as ambassadors

    Learn how Frederick County Public Schools transformed the role of teacher leaders into ambassadors for learning sciences.

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    Empowering district educators

    By leveraging strategic partnerships and incentivized professional development, Delta County School District is empowering teachers with learning sciences.

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    Essential practices for educators

    District leaders in the nation’s capital have identified a learning sciences-based core set of "essential practices" expected from their educators and are now seeing it in the classroom.

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    More on learning

    Washoe County’s leaders took evidence-based steps to build the capacity of teachers and school administrators to support students’ social-emotional skills.

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  • State Policymakers
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    POLICY RESOURCES

    State Policymakers

    Read the findings of ISTE’s policy scan which examines how states are supporting learning sciences through policies that govern educator quality and student learning. ISTE also provides policy recommendations that states can pursue to support implementation of classroom practices and educational resources supported by learning sciences.

     
    Download state recommendations

    Case Studies : What have states done?

    Teacher Leaders as ambassadors

    Learn how Frederick County Public Schools transformed the role of teacher leaders into ambassadors for learning sciences.

    Read to transform
    Empowering district educators

    By leveraging strategic partnerships and incentivized professional development, Delta County School District is empowering teachers with learning sciences.

    Read to empower
    Essential practices for educators

    District leaders in the nation’s capital have identified a learning sciences-based core set of "essential practices" expected from their educators which is now being used in the classroom.

    Read to apply
    More on learning

    Washoe County’s leaders took evidence-based steps to build the capacity of teachers and school administrators to support students’ social-emotional skills.

    Read to grow
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Learning sciences in practice

 

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MAY 17, 2019
Course of Mind: ISTE’s learning sciences initiative

Get answers to your questions.What are the learning sciences? What is the Course of Mind? How do I get involved?

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MAY 17, 2019
The learning sciences — a toolkit to learn and understand

How can you use the learning sciences to learn, and better yet, to understand your experiences? Read Kripa Sundar’s story on how she did just that.

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MAY 24, 2019
How do I set my students up for success?

"How do my students learn?" is the question that drove Patrice Bain to the learning sciences. Read her experience of growing from an educator to one empowered by the learning sciences.

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MAY 27, 2019
How and why Flipgrid and learning sciences work together

Kristin Harrington mixes the new and the old when she develops and tests a lesson using elaboration strategy turbocharged using Flipgrid videos. Curious how? Here is how.

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MAY 29, 2019
Redefining my classroom with retrieval practice using Quizizz

Holly King redefined her classroom culture to one of success, empowerment and collaboration -- all with retrieval practice. Get her tips on getting started with retrieval practice.

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JUNE 5, 2019
Embed the learning sciences into professional learning

Teacher specialists from Frederick County Public Schools (MD) apply learning sciences in their professional development. How does PD based on learning sciences look? Here is a sneak peek.

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JUNE 14, 2019
Mythology and the magic of dual coding

One teacher almost started not liking her favorite subject. Then she used dual coding. Magic - backed by science.

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JUNE 14, 2019
Level up learning with retrieval practice

Read on to find out how retrieval practice is a frequent occurence in this teacher’s classroom and how it helped with not just students’ learning and their engagement, but the teacher’s disposition too.

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