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.

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

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Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been tirelessly adapting his approach to personalized learning to ensure that each student is thriving, even when that means scrapping ideas that don’t quite pan out. Bryant, who teaches fourth and fifth grade Math at Ketcham Elementary Schoolin Washington, D.C., In 2012, we codified.

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

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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. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. In early 2012, my district decided to bring a 1:1 mobile device initiative to the middle school students and I was fortunate enough to get a cart of iPads in my classroom. I am passionate about technology and its effects on teaching and learning.

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

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AUSTIN, Texas — Even in elementary school, Luz Annette got into a lot of fights with other girls. 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. One of the things she learned is impulse control. Education Technology Charter Schools Blended Learning Whole-Child Learning Diversity and Equity

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. six: Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Blended and personalized learning were two topics on the rise this year. the focus is mostly on blended instruction, but they’re not just sticking kids behind computers. The goal is to produce deeper learning. Part of their success has hinged on the way teachers are using blended learning in the classroom.

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. The best part is the conversations that I get to have with learners, especially at the elementary level. Recently I was conducting learning walks in Edward K. Downing Elementary School with principal Marcos Lopez as part of some broader work in Ector County ISD.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior.

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

In 2012, the district was one of 16 U.S. “Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal. A new elementary school, Presidential Park, hosts more than 1,000 students in a modern, state-of-the-art building.

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

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It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University. But there’s another factor that’s impeding remote learning. No one ever taught them how—or asked them to learn. “To Blended is where we see the future,” Archambault adds.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

In 2012, the district was one of 16 U.S. Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal. A new elementary school, Presidential Park, hosts more than 1,000 students in a modern, state-of-the-art building. Connecting Every Student to Personalized Learning.

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

Edsurge

The term “grades” has become almost taboo among some educators in New Hampshire, where seven elementary schools are slowly ditching the word altogether through a program known as. 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]

New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

The Christensen Institute

New Hampshire’s PACE project began in 2012 as an opt-in effort for districts to coordinate local approaches to performance assessment. Starting this year, the four PACE implementing districts—Sanborn Regional, Rochester, Epping, and Souhegan—will administer the Smarter Balanced assessment once in elementary school, once in middle school, and once in high school (in three grades instead of seven). This week the U.S.

Construction Firm Sues Denver School District for Alleged Discrimination

Marketplace K-12

Roybal Corporation applied in May 2015 for a district bid to renovate the Denver district’s Swansea Elementary School. District data from 2012 shows that 29 percent of bids were awarded to minority-owned and women-owned architectural and engineering contractors and sub-contractors ( via Denver7 Investigates ) that roughly 15 percent of bids were awarded to minority-owned and women-owned construction contractors and sub-contractors.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. It is imperative that district leaders remain vigilant and mindful of the learning tools used in classrooms. Jena is passionate about improving how students learn with technology.

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Mix a little math into that bedtime story

The Hechinger Report

The Bedtime Math app , launched in 2012, spurs family math talk by sending parents daily word problems prefaced by a paragraph of story – about everything from subway-riding dogs to galactic travel – illustrated with a photo or video. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. By ninth grade, about two-thirds of the achievement gap between them and their more affluent classmates could be explained by an accumulation of summer learning loss.

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. Olivia Miller is a 2nd grade teacher at South Ripley Elementary School in Versailles, IN. Learn more at att.com/aspire. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Swarming the Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Contemporary classrooms (from elementary school to graduate school) are structured similar to a manufacturing line and typically produce students who are full of information. A flipped classroom is a teaching pedagogy which reverses old classroom teaching and homework through a form of blended learning using modern technology and practical application. [2] Another simple rule I use for my students allows them to freely move through a learning module without limiting them.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations. It became clear quite quickly that an investment in stuff, in boxes that plug in, is not really going to pay off with a lot of learning or classroom innovation unless there’s somebody to guide that process.”.

How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses

The Hechinger Report

Ron Smith (left), a middle school network superintendent in Oakland, speaks to Jaime Aquino of New Leaders during a “learning walk” at a local middle school. What’s the learning objective today?” What were kids learning?” 75 percent of principals think their job has become “too complex,” according to a 2012 survey. A 2012 survey found 75 percent of principals think their job has become “too complex.”

Busting Stereotypes: A Homeschool-Public School Partnership That Works

MindShift

It’s not uncommon to find professional educators who look down on homeschooling as a way of circumventing learning standards, seeing it as a path chosen mostly by families wanting to include religion in their children’s education. The appeal of home schooling has grown over the past decade — between 2003 and 2012, the percentage of students who are homeschooled grew from 2.2

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015. If you’re interested in the possibility of video games for learning–that is, teaching and learning with video games to master both academic and non-academic content–than the following collection may be of interest to you. With that in mind, 50 of the best video games for learning are listed below. 50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning. ?. 50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning.

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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.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

They have to learn early.”. Related: Blue-collar town leads Rhode Island’s tech-assisted learning revolution. Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. The students learn how to use industry-approved software programs and are often granted paid internships at local design firms and research labs, and Greeley’s planning and development departments. Read more about Blended Learning.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.