Educational Technology Best Practices

The AESD/OSPI EdTech team has created a wealth of educational technology (EdTech) resources for educators, parents, and providers. These efforts began through the Learning Management System (LMS) training and support provided by the AESD for the 2020-21 school year was made possible by federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding through the CARES Act to Washington State. As of July 2021, House Bill 1365 provided funding to empower innovation and collaboration within educational communities by developing and enhancing digital equity, access, and inclusion to meet the needs of all students with an emphasis on underserved students, families, and communities.

This statewide work is focused on Educational Technology Learning Standards found on the OSPI EdTech website.

EdTech Professional Learning Opportunities

Statewide Learning Opportunities

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On-Demand Learning

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Selecting a learning management system (LMS)

This recorded series, intended for administrators and district leaders, provides an overview of each LMS system’s basic components as well as administrative, teacher and student interfaces.

Learning to use these five learning management systems (LMS): Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Seesaw, and Schoology

In this course, participants will first be presented with the basics of a Learning Management System (LMS) then select a specific LMS (Canvas, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Seesaw) to explore in-depth through guided practice within their own practice classroom.

Professional Development Session Recordings & Materials

Interested in learning about the different Learning Management Systems but don’t need the clock hours? Or did you attend a session and want to re-watch? Click on the LMS below to view the available recordings and resources.

Future-Focused Educators’ Summit – July 26-29, 2021 event recordings

This event was packed with inspiring keynote speakers and subject matter experts.

EdTech Resources

WA Digital TeachKit

Easy-to-use guides crafted by teacher librarians to help K12 educators select, understand, and use commonly-adopted digital learning tools in Washington State.

OER Commons

OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.

Washington OER Hub | OER Commons

Washington’s platform for sharing K-12 open educational resources – providing equitable access to standards-aligned, quality instructional materials.

LMS Interface Quick Guides

These quick guides are intended to provide an overview for each LMS interface to allow providers to assist students in navigating their LMS.

Remote Learning Vocabulary

Our Learning Management Systems (LMS) specialists have put together a list of key words and their meanings to help families become familiar with the basic vocabulary around Learning Management Systems.

Resources: Supporting Student Learning

This document contains resources for parents and caregivers on how to support students’ social-emotional learning and academics.

National EdTech Organizations


Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education


Association for Computer Professionals in Education


Association for Educational Communications and Technology


American Educational Research Association


American Society for Training and Development

Common Sense Education

A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.


International Society for Performance Improvement


International Society for Technology in Education
ISTE Resources and Support for the Online Educator


Northwest Council for Computer Education


Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education


100Kin10 unites the nation’s top academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies, and government agencies to address the nation’s STEM teacher shortage