Over 90 Educators Meet to Contribute to Digital Library

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NOTE: The Smarter Balanced Digital Library was decommissioned. Please visit Tools for Teachers, the new home for instructional resources and professional learning.

More than 90 educators from 10 Smarter Balanced states met in Houston in February to help build resources for the Digital Library, a free online collection of high-quality instructional and professional learning resources.

Twice each year, educators convene to create new resources for the Digital Library. These resources are aligned with state learning standards and help educators implement the formative assessment process in their classrooms. Most importantly, each resource  is reviewed by at least three educators before it is approved to be posted in Digital Library.

Delaware educators

Educators from Delaware

At the 2017 Winter Workshop in Houston:

  • 192 resources reviews were conducted,
  • 70 resources were created, and
  • 37 resources were posted.

Educators last met for the same purpose in late summer 2016. Since then, 413 resources have been posted to the Digital Library, including nine Connections Playlists, which link student performance on the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks to resources in the Digital Library

Additionally, educators can now register for a Digital Library account through the self-registration feature introduced in December 2016. The Digital Library is available to educators in subscribing member states and territories. Please visit this page to learn about registering and using the Digital Library.