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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is committed to ensuring that demographics are not predictive of student outcomes and every child enters adulthood with the knowledge, skills, habits, and agency they need to realize their full potential. For more than five years, we have partnered with organizations across the country that are integrating the science of learning and development into the classroom. We are proud to highlight the resources and tools developed by our partners for educators, families, policymakers, and researchers.

The organizations that produced these resources are owners of the intellectual properties and maintain their editorial control. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a proud partner of funders across the country in supporting the development of these resources.

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2Revolutions

2Revolutions developed Learn Next, a free toolbox of resources designed to support professional learning, including 30 courses, learning progressions, and seven playlists with resources to build skills, knowledge, and dispositions.

228Accelerator

228Accelerator

228Accelerator leveraged equityXdesign, a practice that organizations, teams, and individuals can use to mitigate the impact of racism and sexism in design practices; to create a set of Design Principle Provocations for leaders.

AASA, The School Superintendents Association

AASA, The School Superintendents Association

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, developed resources such as a district leader toolkit and videos to help district leaders better implement social emotional learning programs across their schools and school districts.

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4ED)

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4ED) and the Columbia University National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools & Teaching created resources to implement student-centered instructional approaches, including guides around key strategies such as personalized professional learning and data and privacy. All4Ed also published an interactive report in partnership with the National Urban League, Unidos US, and the National Indian Education Association exploring how the digital divide also creates a homework gap for students of color.

The Aspen Institute's Education & Society Program

The Aspen Institute's Education & Society Program

The Aspen Institute’s Education & Society Program published interviews and essays with political and educational leaders about the legacy of the 1989 Education Summit. The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development also published a brief about how emotions and social relationships drive brain development for learning.

ASSISTments

ASSISTments

ASSISTments developed a free online math resource that allows teachers to give feedback to students more quickly using a wide library of curricula, textbooks, and custom problem sets.

The Aurora Institute

The Aurora Institute

The Aurora Institute published a report with recommendations on how education policy can support and align with the science of learning and development.

Bellwether

Bellwether Education Partners

Bellwether Education Partners developed profiles of 10 schools across the country who are connecting research to practice by building school environments that reflect holistic development grounded in learning and developmental science.

Beloved Community

Beloved Community

Beloved Community expanded The Equity Audit, a comprehensive benchmarking tool that assesses diversity, equity, and inclusion for schools, nonprofit organizations, and companies. Learn more in Beloved’s Impact Report.

Big Picture Learning

Big Picture Learning developed the ImBlaze app to provide schools with a platform for curating internship opportunities for students. Through the app, schools can track student attendance, progress, and success in their internship programs.

Bonds of Union

Bonds of Union shared a video about the impact of the Ascend program on students’ academic achievement and social emotional learning. The Ascend Program features individualized math instruction for students directly with Learning Coaches.

The Braven Accelerator

The Braven Accelerator

The Braven Accelerator created a video following the journey of Braven fellow Crystal Cardenas as she navigated the path from college to a strong first job alongside her Braven leadership coach and peers.

Camelback Ventures

Camelback Ventures curated racial equity resources in philanthropy from multiple perspectives, including explorations of privilege, personal practice, and becoming an anti-racist organization.

CarnegieMellonU

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University published a report exploring how edtech can be used effectively to measure factors outside of a targeted subject area, with implications of how it could better address whole child learning needs.

CASEL

CASEL created two free platforms on social and emotional learning (SEL) implementation and guidance to make SEL an integral part of every student’s education. The Guide to Schoolwide Social and Emotional Learning leads school-based teams through a process for school-wide SEL implementation. The District Resource Center helps school districts with guidance and resources on district-wide SEL implementation.

Catalyst:ed

Catalyst:ed and The Learning Accelerator developed a platform for education leaders to find vetted consultants who can be matched with schools to help advance personalized learning.

The Center for Democracy & Technology

The Center for Democracy & Technology developed resources to help families protect student privacy and inform education leaders about legal and policy requirements for student data, including considerations with algorithmic systems.

CEM

The Center For Education Markets

The Center for Education Markets has prepared a report on evidence-informed procurement, which includes research, profiles of key organizations working to change the procurement process, and implications for the field.

Center for Mind-Body Medicine

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine created a series of webinars about stress reduction, collective trauma, mindfulness, and more.

CenterTransformativeTeaching

The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) at St. Andrew's

The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning at St. Andrew’s developed a self-paced professional development series, a science of learning guide mapping edtech products to teaching needs, and a diagnostic tool, all grounded in the science of learning.

CharacterLab

Character Lab

Character Lab developed Tip of the Week—actionable advice based on science—as well as research-based Playbooks to cultivate and strengthen social emotional learning.

Chiefs for Change

Chiefs for Change, a nonprofit, bipartisan network of diverse state and district education chiefs, released research-based recommendations for the return to school, a report on improving gender equity for women leaders, and recommendations to close the digital divide to help prepare all students for the future.

ChristensenInstitute

Christensen Institute

Clayton Christensen Institute published a report examining how eight schools have adopted blended learning and innovative staffing arrangements to develop more effective personalized instruction for students.

Cignition

Cignition

Digital Promise and Menlo EDU completed an evaluation of Cignition, an online elementary math tutoring program. They also created a measurement approach to indicate a student’s mathematical ability in order to transfer existing knowledge to future, more advanced mathematics topics.

Citizens of the World Charter School

Citizens of the World Charter School

Citizens of the World Charter School developed a fellowship cohort experience for middle school educators and leaders, with the Navigating Change Learning Series and a video showcasing its Learning Fellowship Program, now called Roots.

CodmandAcademy

Codman Academy Charter Public School

Codman Academy Charter Public School developed a video showcasing its partnership with the Codman Square Health Center and its efforts to support the needs of the whole child.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media developed Wide Open School, a platform with free resources for families and educators to support remote learning, and the Common Sense Privacy Program to help teachers and parents better understand privacy policies.

CommunitiesInSchools

Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools is a member of the Together for Students Initiative, along with the Institute or Educational Leadership’s Coalition for Community Schools and Strive Together, which collaboratively published Together for Students: Five Key Lessons from Our Collective Impact Initiative, as well as a presentation given at Strive Together’s Convening.

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) developed a guide for remote teaching and learning, recommendations for working with English Language learners during the pandemic, a blueprint for state leaders on home digital access data collection, and with WestEd, a guide for well-being and connection in the age of COVID-19.

The Data Quality Campaign

The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) developed case studies on how to use data to make personalized learning work in schools, how data linkages enable individual support and shared successes, and how to empower families in building a school report card. DQC also developed a short video series on how data can empower communities with the information they need to ensure education investments are working.

Digital Promise

Digital Promise

Digital Promise developed the Learner Variability Project along with the Learning Variability Navigator to help improve educational product design and classroom practice. Videos about learner variability and related topics are also available.

Diversity Talks

Diversity Talks developed a framework and assessment that evaluates the cultural competence of educators to improve academic and non-academic outcomes for Black and Latinx students. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization also developed a remote learning toolkit. In collaboration with PR(iSM) Resistance Coalition, Diversity Talks created an anti-racism toolkit as part of a larger anti-racism training.

The EdTech Evidence Exchange

The EdTech Evidence Exchange

The EdTech Evidence Exchange prepared a report sharing findings on educators’ access to and use of research and launched the EdTech Genome Project, which is researching why edtech tools work differently in different contexts.

Educating All Learners

Educating All Learners

Educating All Learners™ Alliance developed a resource hub to support student learning and instruction, particularly those with special needs during remote learning.

Education Commission of the States

Education Commission of the States

Education Commission of the States wrote a brief that summarizes key research on the benefits of expanding the racial/ethnic diversity of K–12 teachers, as well as a policy outline that introduces trauma-informed practices with examples of current legislation in 10 states.

Education Reform Now

Education Reform Now

Education Reform Now interviewed three education thought leaders and practitioners about the evolving definition of personalized learning, common misconceptions, and the next generation of assessments and accountability.

Education Reimagined

Education Reimagined created two resources on learner-centered education: a practitioner’s lexicon, which defines terms for learner-centered environments, and a map of learner-centered environments across the U.S.

EducationSuperHighway

EducationSuperHighway

EducationSuperHighway released its final State of the States report, which announces the completion of its mission to close the K-12 classroom connectivity gap.

The Education Trust

The Education Trust published a report that lifts the voices of students and families of color and advocates for social, emotional, and academic development with an equity lens. They also developed a guide to provide decision makers with common language and practices to help address the needs of girls of color.

Edutopia

Edutopia

Edutopia explores how educators can guide all students, regardless of their developmental starting points, to become productive and engaged learners in this video series.

El Education

EL Education developed curriculum modules designed to support language arts in grades 6–8 from the perspective of content-based literacy instruction.

Equal Opportunity Schools

Equal Opportunity Schools, in partnership with The Education Trust, published Finding America’s Missing AP and IB Students to highlight ways to close the opportunity gap. These organizations also created an Action for Equity framework designed to build equity in rigorous course offerings by addressing adult mindsets and assumptions.

Equity Lab

Equity Lab

The Equity Lab created a set of behavioral agreements and expectations that can help guide racial equity conversations.

ExcelinEd

ExcelinEd

ExcelinEd shared a resource hub, including policy briefs that provide insight into the frequent challenges facing the education landscape with practical state-level solutions.

The Funders for Adolescent Science Translation

The Funders for Adolescent Science Translation

The Funders for Adolescent Science Translation helped start the Center for the Developing Adolescent and with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, developed a report, The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth.

Future of Privacy Forum

Future of Privacy Forum

The Future of Privacy Forum developed resources for implementing effective student privacy policies. These resources include a guide for parents, a privacy 101 video series for students, and a training hub for educators.

GripTape

GripTape

GripTape shared a framework and guide for developing learner agency in students and how to help shift conventions within pedagogy.

HealthLeads

Health Leads

Health Leads created a resource hub and training guide for volunteers, advocates, and others on how they can respond to the impact of COVID-19. They also collaborated with 2-1-1 San Diego to create a standard measurement tool for practitioners and collaborators in a Community Information Exchange.

High Resolves

High Resolves created a digital platform for educators to integrate learning science into citizenship education, as well as two reports about how a new system for measurements and assessments can meet the needs of learners: Putting Learning Science at Everyone’s Fingertips and The Future of Assessment.

IllustrativeMathematics

Illustrative Mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics developed a free and comprehensive mathematics curriculum aligned to state standards for grades K–5.

The Impact Genome Project

The Impact Genome Project

The Impact Genome Project created a Component Explorer for educators to discover evidence-based strategies or components of programs and interventions that are relevant to their own work. They also created an Instrument Explorer, which allows users to explore tools used in research literature to measure specific K–12 academic achievement outcomes.

Innovate Public Schools

Innovate Public Schools published a how-to guide, A Parent’s Guide to Supporting the Whole Child in Schools, which is available in both English and Spanish.

ISTE

ISTE

ISTE created Course of Mind, an online course and podcast series helping teachers make instruction more efficient, effective, and inclusive through learning science and edtech. ISTE also collaborated with multiple organizations to create Learning Keeps Going, a curated list of free tools and other resources for remote learning.

Kingmakers of Oakland

Kingmakers of Oakland

Kingmakers of Oakland produced a number of videos, including a five-part docuseries, an interview with the founder, and the “I’m a King” video.

Knowledge Works

Knowledge Works provided a framework, discussion guide, and toolkit for state education officials to support personalized, competency-based learning models and developing statewide systems that support equitable student outcomes.

Latinos for Education

Latinos for Education developed resources to help educators and families understand the needs of Latino families and students, including ideas on how educators can close the opportunity gap, especially during COVID-19.

Leading Educators

Leading Educators created Teaching for Equity, a hands-on framework for educators that bridges the gap between whole child, social emotional learning, and equitable teaching.

LEAP Innovations

LEAP Innovations

LEAP Innovations developed resources to design, implement, and support personalized learning for students, including a curated edtech resource list and accompanying implementation report on Breakthrough Schools: Chicago.

The Learning Accelerator

The Learning Accelerator

Learning Commons

Learning Commons

Yet Analytics and The Learning Accelerator created Learning Commons, a hub of curated professional learning resources. Leaders can connect groups of learners and share resources based on personalized, competency-based learning goals.

Learning Heroes

Learning Heroes published two reports about parent engagement in education: Improving Public Education: Parents As Change Agents and The Case for an Accurate Picture: Parent Mindsets on Education. Learning Heroes also developed a series of “Parenting Minutes” videos for families in collaboration with WNET.

LearningPolicyInstitute

The Learning Policy Institute

The Learning Policy Institute created key lessons in the sciences of learning and development from their case study, Educating the Whole Child: Improving School Climate to Promote Student Success.

BuildingBlocks

LearnLaunch, Inc.

LearnLaunch, Inc. created an online planning framework for education leaders called Building Blocks, featuring 10 instructional elements that are key to achieving equitable, high-quality remote teaching and learning.

LearnPlatform

LearnPlatform

LearnPlatform developed a framework for schools to identify their edtech effectiveness, evaluate and select edtech, and make improvements to successfully implement these programs in classrooms.

LiftEd

LiftEd

LiftEd developed a cloud-based app that integrates individualized education programs (IEPs) for educators to use in daily instruction, intervention, and support practices for unique learners.

Mathematica

Mathematica

Mathematica created a free online platform that helps educators create research studies in their schools or district, as well as a guide to understanding types of evidence.

Momentous Institute

Momentous Institute

Momentous Institute developed a collaborative guide for teachers and school support staff that outlines a process for teachers to support students who are struggling socially, emotionally, behaviorally, or academically.

National Association of State Boards of Education

National Council of State Education Attorneys (NCSEA), National Association of State Boards of Education’s (NASBE) affiliate organization of state education attorneys, created a guidance document to help state-level policymakers deepen their understanding of FERPA and to identify the types of student data disclosures they can lawfully approve without FERPA-required consent.

National PTA

National PTA developed two resources focused on whole child education: What is Whole Child Education? and a Family Guide to Fostering Whole Child Education. They also published a podcast by and for parents and a toolkit for engaging communities in listening campaigns.

New Classrooms

New Classrooms

New Classroomsreport explains how adjusting assessment and accountability policies can close learning gaps in math and how to implement a comprehensive middle school program to address learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NewSchools Venture Fund

NewSchools Venture Fund

NewSchools Venture Fund developed multiple resources for educators related to meeting students’ social emotional learning needs, using expanded measures of student success, and policies to adopt to improve outcomes for all students.

The Opportunity Institute

The Opportunity Institute developed a set of resources for families, students, and community members to advocate for educational equity under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Populace

Populace

Populace created the Success Index, a first-of-its-kind study examining the diversity of Americans’ perspectives on success.

PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning wrote a report about advancing equity through Family Playlists, a form of digital homework where students can better understand concepts taught in class by teaching their family members using hands-on activities. PowerMyLearning also developed a guide for teachers to support child development.

Project Equip

Project Equip brings together teachers, school leaders, research practitioners, and digital learning developers to integrate adaptive tutoring technology and rigorous teacher training aimed at closing achievement gaps in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. It is a collaboration between the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), OpenStax, and Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Project Evident

Project Evident partnered with Horizons National to discuss strong data collection practices during COVID-19. Project Evident also developed a resource to guide state and local education agencies to create strategic budgets and a set of recommended actions for federal policymakers and administrators to better meet the needs of their communities in the wake of the pandemic.

Promise54

Promise54

Promise 54 produced a report based on a study of racial and ethnic diversity of the education workforce; the diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices that leaders have put into place; and the effectiveness of these practices.

Quill

Quill

Quill‘s Teacher Center developed guidance for educators on how to successfully implement Quill Learning Tools in the classroom to help students become stronger writers.

Results for America

Results for America

Results for America developed guidance to state education agencies on how to leverage evidence provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act and identify promising practices to improve student outcomes.

Saga Education

Saga Education‘s blended learning video explains how the Saga Approach uses technology and relationships to improve the efficacy of high dosage tutoring.

SoLD Alliance

Science of Learning and Development Alliance

Science of Learning and Development Alliance developed a framework for designing schools based on what is known from science on how children and adolescents learn and develop, as well as three reports: Science of Learning and Development: A Synthesis, Malleability, Plasticity, and Individuality: How Children Learn and Develop in Context, and Drivers of Human Development: How Relationships and Context Shape Learning and Development.

SERP Institute

SERP Institute

SERP Institute created Word Generation, a program that teaches students to use academic language to develop an argument, reason analytically, read to find evidence, review data, discuss various perspectives, engage in debate, and express well-reasoned positions in writing. With CZI support, SERP developed a self-paced online professional development program to support Word Generation as well as a new suite of digital tools for students.

Springboard

Springboard Collaborative

Springboard Collaborative web-app resource, Springboard Connect, assists with student reading progress in remote learning settings and provides personalized tips to improve student outcomes.

The State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

The State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

The State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) created a resource hub to support online student learning and teaching, particularly during the pandemic.

Teachers Guild

Teachers Guild

The Teacher’s Guild and School ReTool developed the Co-Designing Schools Toolkit with more than 40 activities and frameworks to aid in designing sustainable and equitable change in school communities. Educator voices are captured in video highlights from their festival, It Starts With Schools, It Starts With Us.

Thomas Fordham Institute

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute published reports to support school and district leaders’ transition to remote learning and use of high-quality curriculum: Schooling Covid-19: Lessons From Leading Charter Networks from Their Transition to Remote Learning and The Supplemental Curriculum Bazaar: Is What’s Online Any Good?

Transcend

Transcend

Transcend‘s Designing for Learning Resources explores insights from learning science that can inform the design of learning environments.

Turnaround for Children

Turnaround for Children

Turnaround for Children published multiple resources for families and educators, including how to develop a schoolwide crisis plan, tools and guidance for supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a podcast focused on how children actually learn.

UCLACourseKata

UCLA, Cal State L.A. and CourseKata

Researchers from UCLA and Cal State L.A. partnered to develop CourseKata, an online interactive textbook for teaching statistics and data science to college and high school students. Publications from the project include a description of this new approach for education research and development, a practical framework to guide instructional design, and a description of how they applied findings from learning science to the design of their statistics course.

University of Minnesota

Through the University of Minnesota, Michael C. Rodriguez and the Minnesota Youth Development Research Group created The Sociocultural Contexts of Learning: A Brief Literature Review, which encompasses developmental assets, relationships, belonging, resilience, and school climate.

Valor Collegiate Academy

Valor Collegiate Academy developed a documentary showcasing its comprehensive student development model, Compass.

GBH

WGBH Educational Foundation

WGBH Educational Foundation created a distance learning center with resources from PBS LearningMedia, including teacher webinars about navigating white privilege and building an anti-racist classroom, teaching the history and struggle for voting rights, and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

Zearn

Zearn

Zearn‘s math curriculum for grades K–5 provides high-quality instructional materials that support hands-on and digital learning and provide multiple pathways and built-in differentiation to help all students understand math.