The K-12 community is speaking up. According to the latest Speak Up survey, education leaders continue to see the value and need to personalize learning for students. They are doing so by leveraging digital learning tools. Check out the infographic below for highlights from this year’s digital trends report released by Blackboard and Project Tomorrow.

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Digital Trends Report Infographic



Infographic text:

Trends in Digital Learning: How K-12 Leaders are Empowering Personalized Learning in America’s Schools

Moving ahead with a strategic commitment to personalized learning requires a change in mindset about the goals and outcomes of teaching and learning. Administrators are acquiring a new understanding of what personalized learning means, and acquiring a new common language around key concepts central to personalized learning.

Check out highlights from this year’s 2016 Digital Trends Report.

2016 Speak Up key findings:

  • 1/3 of district administrators endorse “individualized education plans for every student” as a key local strategy for improving students’ readiness for college and career expectations.
  • 51% of administrators see the path to reaching these outcomes as the more effective use of technology within the classroom.
  • School principals report that they have seen positive learning outcomes as the result of the use of student data to inform instruction (76 percent) and the implementation of digital content (54 percent).

Principals identified the following as student benefits of blended learning:

  • Learning is extended beyond the school day (68%)
  • Students are more engaged in learning (62%)
  • Learning is more personalized for each student (58%)

District leaders identified the following content areas as priorities for teacher professional development this year:

  • Using technology to differentiate instruction (78 percent)   
  • Using technology tools for formative assessment (62 percent)
  • Implementing a blended learning model in their classroom (55 percent)
  • Identifying and evaluating high quality digital content to use within instruction (52 percent)
  • Integrating digital content components into a comprehensive curriculum (52 percent)


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