The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. Blended makes this a reality.

4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom

Neo LMS

We can all agree that the phrase “blended learning” is well and truly a part of the modern-day discourse on education; so much so that academics have begun to curate a universal definition, as well as identify sub-themes and genres of the concept. The hawk-eyed among us will further realize that what defines blended learning is precisely a blend and interconnected use of the above modalities. In 2012 Heather Staker and Michael B. The self-blended model.

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MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I''m a proponent of critical thinking, cooperative learning, metacognition, blended learning, flipped learning. I''m a proponent of learning. Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ). The techniques outlined below can be used for formative and summative assessments. What is that type of question really assessing? What is being assessed?

#SmartSeries Refresh: Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0.” ” Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0. Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0″

Flipping Instruction in a Captivating Fashion

A Principal's Reflections

To engage students in her classroom, she has developed an interactive, student-centered learning environment. Through the use of technology, collaborative learning, and teaching mathematical concepts in the real-world and interdisciplinary context, she has managed to successfully work towards creating this desired positive and energetic blended learning environment. Adobe Flipped Classroom Innovation student-centered learning

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Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Traditionally, literacy educators spent long hours gathering resources, developing tasks and extensions, and reading and analyzing assessment to determine if the instruction was meeting the needs of students. Technology has not only provided text access at students’ differing instructional levels, but has streamlined formative assessment, and has given back precious time to teachers to work with small groups and individuals. Want to learn more? Blended Learning

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning 2.0 ( [link] ) August 20 - 24, 2012 Just announced! Learning 2.0 is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0

#SmartSeries Refresh | Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.”. Improving Conditions and Careers: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.

Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments

Edsurge

The program—short for “no grades, no grades”—is hallmarked by the schools shifting to a more competency-based assessment structure and removal of grade levels. Mary Earick, project director for NG2, says the purpose of the program is to create more flexible learning pathways for students through “competency-based multiage schooling,” which allows students to move on to new objectives only after mastering others. “[NG2]

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning 2.0 Learning 2.0 It is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. It is organized in conjunction with Connected Educator Month , and the conference is based on a highly inclusive model for participation and designed to encourage peer professional development--which means we want you to come and learn from each other! PRESENTING: The Learning 2.0

When Zero-Tolerance Was Failing Students, This School Turned to Restorative Justice

Edsurge

A ‘Critical Need’ Located in the rapidly-gentrifying East Austin neighborhood, Austin Achieve was founded in 2012 by John Armbrust, a Teach for America alumnus, to set a new bar for what schools in the area could be. Students in RJ are expected to keep up with their regular class work, which is supported by a blending learning program the school instituted in the second year of RJ, after the teachers observed that students were falling behind.

New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

The Christensen Institute

Department of Education made a groundbreaking decision to allow four school systems in New Hampshire to pilot a new accountability regime based on a mix of local and state assessments. New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) pilot will allow locally managed assessments to count toward federal accountability requirements. A new approach to assessment sits at the fulcrum of any competency-based approach. This week the U.S.

Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

Marketplace K-12

Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. ” New school accountability measures in England and Wales caused a steep drop in vocational course-taking, from 700,000 enrollments in 2012 to 320,000 in 2015.

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. In May of this year, the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) program offered schools the opportunity to “refresh” their Apple devices, i.e. turn in their devices for newer models, including the iPad Pro. With new digital tools comes new forms of learning experiences, and new learning experiences require addressing class management head-on.

The Value of Listening in the Classroom: How to Teach Your Students Active Listening

Waterford

8] It also includes complete focus on the speaker with minimal distractions out of respect and an intent to learn. The answer may seem obvious, but helping students learn to listen can give them advantages you might not expect. Learning how to listen can also teach students how to communicate their ideas.[14] Plus, for dual language learners in your class, learning how to listen can help students pick up their second language faster.[6].

Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. Dr. Zheng and colleagues did not collect original data; rather, they used a statistical technique (meta-analysis) to combine the findings of prior studies meeting specific quality criteria in an effort to identify larger trends in the emerging body of empirical evidence on laptop programs’ impact on learning.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

In 2012, the district was one of 16 U.S. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them. ’” Connecting Every Student to Personalized Learning. "This Some teachers also have students assess their own mastery of skills.).

#SmartSeries Refresh | Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. In partnership with: Digital Learning Now , Foundation for Excellence in Education. Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement” sets out to help school and district leaders think through the key decisions in planning for the shift to blended learning.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

In 2012, the district was one of 16 U.S. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them. Connecting Every Student to Personalized Learning. These kids are surrounded by technology, and it just helps foster learning for these students.”.

Curriculum Associates Named One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and One of the Largest Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

techlearning

With a focus on reading and mathematics, the company offers an integrated print and digital solution for K–12 diagnostic assessment and K–8 instruction, making blended learning a reality in the classroom. Curriculum Associates provides more than 7 million K–12 students in all 50 states with the best adaptive assessment and personalized learning materials to prepare them for success. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

Part 2: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … More Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 2: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … More Reading. For The Teacher: Reading – This website was started in 2012 and comes from some amazing teachers in the state of Idaho. This is perfect for bringing every child to the learning activity regardless of their reading skill.

Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

techlearning

With a focus on reading and mathematics, the company offers an integrated print and digital solution for K–12 diagnostic assessment and instruction, making blended learning a reality in the classroom. Curriculum Associates provides more than 7 million K–12 students across the country with the best adaptive assessment and personalized learning materials to prepare them for success. NEW YORK, August 15, 2018— Inc.

The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration

TeachThought - Learn better.

In lieu of being incredible pieces of hardware with significant learning potential, iPad adoption has produced uneven learning results thus far. This is series is the result of a collaboration between The Tabula Project and TeachThought in pursuit of better learning results with the iPad. iPad Mobile Learning Technology classrooms ipad workflowThe Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration. by Noah Kravitz. Background.

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Personalized Learning’s Unknowns: Silicon Schools’ Five-Year Journey

Edsurge

“We do not believe that there is yet definitive proof that personalized learning works better than other models.”­. — All That We’ve Learned: Five Years of Working on Personalized Learning. Silicon Schools Fund got started in 2012 by Brian Greenberg, a former high school principal and John Fisher, heir to the Gap fortune, with the idea of finding ways to scale promising charter schools. Personalized learning shouldn’t be an isolated experience, declares Wright.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

While each of the educators provided different tips based on the age of their students and the extent of their online work, they also agreed on a number of key points, including the importance of consistency and routines, and of limiting the use of new tech tools in order for teaching and learning to be effective. From an instructional and assessment perspective, Olivia recommends considering the relative importance of teaching critical skills, developing mastery, and providing grades.

Revolutions in higher education: Future Trends Forum #2 notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

Revolution sees 2012 as a critical year (“the Magic Year”) when forces really came together, including, but not limited to, MOOCs. DeMillo sees MOOCs still developing, with their audience unclear, and plenty of room to introduce good learning practices: mastery learning , active learning, formative assessment, “the stuff we know that works” Bloom’s two sigma research came up.

Presentations and portfolios take the place of tests for some students

The Hechinger Report

“The bottom line for now is we need to broaden what counts in education, so I’m in favor of moving in this direction [performance assessments] even if we lose a little bit of precision to get there.” Do presentations, projects and portfolios give a better idea of what a student has learned than a class grade or a score on a standardized exam? It is easier to say what performance assessment is not – a bubble test or short-answer exam – than to describe what it is.

Why Maine’s new high school graduation rules could hurt more than help

The Hechinger Report

Down the hall from Adler, English teacher William Putnam could not feel more differently about the 2012 state law requiring school districts to move to a system focused on skill acquisition rather than course completion. The idea that every student should be given the time and support to learn all the skills associated with a given high school course appeals to Putnam’s sense of what education should be. Related: Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

The Hechinger Report

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. It’s too soon to know how well the free pilot program mixing online and in-person learning will work, but one thing is clear: Without it, said Holmes County Superintendent Angel Meeks, AP physics in this rural Mississippi district “would not exist.”. Related: Should we hit the pause button for online and blended learning ?

A school where you can’t fail — it just takes you longer to learn

The Hechinger Report

The only goal is to learn the material, sooner or later. They get frequent updates on which skills they’ve learned and which ones they need to acquire. Mastery-based learning, also known as proficiency-based or competency-based learning, is taking hold across the country. New Hampshire is adopting it, too, and developing a statewide assessment method that would replace most standardized tests. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

The Connections Between Computer Use and Learning Outcomes in Students

MindShift

The studies include research on K-12 schools and higher ed, both blended learning and online, and show results ranging from mixed to negative. A deeper look into these reports gives a sense that, even as computers become ubiquitous in classrooms, there’s a lot we still don’t know — or at least that we’re not doing to make them effective tools for learning. NPR Ed has covered adaptive learning before.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. We can extend the learning day.

Can Online Learning Level the AP Playing Field for Rural Students?

MindShift

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. It’s too soon to know how well the free pilot program mixing online and in-person learning will work, but one thing is clear: Without it, said Holmes County Superintendent Angel Meeks, AP physics in this rural Mississippi district “would not exist.”. He understands in the real world why we’re learning this.”. LEXINGTON, Miss.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Two assessment companies – Educational Testing Service and Data Recognition Corp. The framework demands that schools be assessed “according to their performance on student satisfaction, retention and graduate employment, as well as through institutional submissions.” Microsoft first launched these in 1992 , but let’s all pretend like the learn-to-code alt-certification thing is brand new. Education Politics.