Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

The setting seems highly unlikely for an innovation like blended learning to take root. So why is there so much optimism about blended learning as a solution? I think blended learning has the potential to have a huge impact on education in India.”.

Students at the Forefront: Blended Learning & Math

EdTechTeam

With the Common Core State Standards launching in 2009 and textbook publishers having to recreate their curriculums, many districts were left with their teachers having to come up with their own curriculum that met the new state standards.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. If every student learned as fast as they possibly could, they’d all move at different paces, and accomplish things as quickly as they can. Vicki: So we need to personalize learning.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money

Edsurge

During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. To start somewhere, they decided to search for digital content to help with improving student learning. With these laptops, many teachers rose to the challenge of using digital materials—a new concept back in 2009.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. These courses include blended methods and technologies for blended learning environments.

Why I Still Believe in the iPad’s Positive Impact on Classrooms

Edsurge

The MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative) program coevolved with the technology available. Over one-half of participating school districts allowed students to take home their laptops by 2004; a second RFP was issued in 2006; and the MLTI program expanded into high schools in 2009. With new digital tools comes new forms of learning experiences, and new learning experiences require addressing class management head-on.

The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ More blood means more energy and oxygen, which makes our brain perform better.” – Justin Rhodes Spending time in schools as a leadership and learning coach has been some of the most gratifying work I have done. Recently I was conducting learning walks in Edward K.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

And we're serving more and more students who are just learning English. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. A recent study within a number of school districts, including the Middletown City School District, showed significantly greater academic growth in blended learning versus traditional classes.

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Sometimes expert teachers just aren’t an option

The Christensen Institute

In 2011, the company set up five learning centers in densely populated communities in South Delhi to provide elementary school-aged Indian children with instruction in math and Hindi. To address this problem, Educational Initiatives developed a blended-learning model for the centers that could operate without a strong pool of teachers by taking advantage of instructional expertise encoded in learning software.

In April, I will do Poetry.

techlearning

Suzy Brooks' poem won the EdTech Poetry Slam at Tech & Learning Live Boston At T&L Live in Boston , Carl Hooker (@mrhooker) emceed our first EdTech Poetry Slam, featuring local school leaders Rayna Freedman, Leo Brehm, Matt Joseph, Suzy Brooks, Jared Perrine, and Colleen Terrill.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Indeed, online AP courses marked the beginning of the disruptive trajectory that online learning has taken for over a decade. For example, some online and blended courses are reimagining how to combine online content and face-to-face adult supports. These new paradigms shift the metrics of quality and can ultimately lead to disruptive models of blended learning.

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Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. When they are ready, the students demonstrate their understanding by performing thoughtfully developed tasks that determine how much learning has taken place.

Switching sides in the teacher wars

The Hechinger Report

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist visits a first-grade class at Penn Elementary School. From 2009 to 2015, Gist embarked on an ambitious mission to reform education in a state tiny enough to make it a perfect petri dish for quick and dramatic change.