Pictures of Blended Learning: This is Progress?

The Journal

Okay, instead of writing a diatribe on blended learning, in this week’s blog we will let four pictures from blended learning classrooms "speak for themselves They say a picture is worth 1,000 words.

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

Kleinspiration

This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation. 4 Essential Elements of a Blended Classroom: a.

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With blended learning, plan on change

The Christensen Institute

As schools continue to join the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory —the largest database of blended-learning schools—we are observing some important data trends that highlight how schools are approaching the blended-learning implementation process.

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.

Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

In the fall of 2014, Mallory Mattivi, a seventh-grade English language arts and world history teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, took a leap that radically transformed her teaching. When her principal, Jon Cooney, began encouraging ambitious blended learning initiatives across her school, she felt tentative. But with Cooney’s support, she started experimenting with blended learning and iterating on her classroom model.

Not Yet Blended Learning

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Source (Infographic): How to Implement Blended Learning: Version 2.0. There is a lot of talk these days about Blended Learning. Blended learning is not about ‘adding’ digital media and digital tools.

The Learning Accelerator on blended learning: `In the future, we’ll just call it learning’

The Hechinger Report

If you’ve attended a major education conference this year or follow education trends, you’ve likely heard a phrase that is creating great excitement: blended learning. So we are closely following the evolution of blended learning, also known as personalized learning.

Why schools are shifting to blended learning in Brazil

The Christensen Institute

For the past few years at the Institute, we’ve heard stories about Brazilian teachers trying out blended learning. To explore these trends more deeply, we published our first international blended-learning research paper in November, Blended Beyond Borders , in partnership with the WISE Initiative. Through these partners, we administered a survey to capture whether and why schools were going blended. Blended learning can give students more options.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? The program provides explicit, systematic, adaptive learning, scaffolding students as they struggle and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.

Check out the NEW site: ClassroomCribs AND see How-To Set Up Brain-Friendly, Beautiful Learning Spaces!

Kleinspiration

Free Classroom Design Webinar: I would love for you to join me on Tuesday, July 29th at 3pm ET for a free webinar all on setting up your classroom learning space. Both individuals have lot of experience in establishing smart design for learning spaces.

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Words Matter: Let’s Talk About Learning, Not Technology

Digital Promise

I learned a valuable lesson that day: words matter. In schools all over the nation, “technology coaches” are being hired, “technology workshops” are being held, and classrooms are getting “flipped” and “blended.”

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

10 Sites for Blended Learning

Technology Tidbits

What is Blended Learning? It''s a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn. 4] Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes. [5]

Why Teachers Need to Open the Digital Door: LMS Platforms

CUE

Written by CUE Member Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, Ed D What is a learning management system and why should educators care about the LMS, the CMS (Content Management System) or other instructional management systems? Online learning in K12 and in HIgher Ed is growing at an unprecedented rate.

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Giving Voice to the End Users in Districts’ Technology Decisions

Digital Promise

This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools. Richard L. Gay is the purchasing manager at Baltimore County Public Schools , a member of the League of Innovative Schools.

Encouraging Autonomy Using QR Codes in the Primary Classroom

CUE

Blended Learning

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Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?

Edsurge

In 2014, they were named a model for desegregation by the Center for Diversity and Equality in Education. In order to address these equity concerns, the district is increasingly turning to technology--in particular, blended learning--to allow all students to succeed. Embracing Blended Learning. The districtwide shift towards blended learning began in 2015 when Erica Hartman was hired as Supervisor of Technology Integration.

Creative Strategies for Redesigning Today's Classrooms via @All4Ed & @edwebnet!

Kleinspiration

Project 24 is a systemic planning framework around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of “career and college readiness” for all students. Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time) Click Here to Reserve YOUR Spot!

Education Research Meta Analysis from Hattie and Yates

Hapara

The Hapara team is reading Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn by John Hattie and Gregory Yates. Edtech Blended Learning Hattie Edtech UpdateThe book is an easy to read distillation of Hattie’s work synthesizing the results from education research around the world.

Why An Assessment Tool Is Crucial in Blended Learning- MAP TESTING

Saving Socrates

Now you might say, no I still have kids that perform awesome in my class and deserve the A and then don''t perform so great on a standardized exam because of test anxiety or a learning issue or some other factor. This past year our school implemented a pilot program for blended learning in several classrooms. One key element of blended learning is the customization process. Hence, the need for real customization in the learning so as not to waste any time.

AP Blended Learning Pull Out Program- Successes and Failures

Saving Socrates

They learned something priceless, the value of grit. At first, we attempted to utilize blended learning to compensate for the lack of face time beyond one 40 minute period once a week. However, I have yet to find a blended learning platform that does this for this specific AP, let alone for the AP European. AP AP European assessment blended learning digital content provider flipped flooding questioning This past year, I was pretty naive.

Community and #RemoteLearning Conversations with Brad Currie

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do teachers share information quickly as they have had to move to distance learning amid coronavirus school closures? Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning.

Giving Students Flexibility With Competency-Based Education

Digital Promise

I wanted to see teachers guiding their students through individualized learning, units that are unique and cater to the multiple learning styles, and technology-rich classrooms that aided in the whole competency-based approach to learning. That’s what competency-based education is about – giving students a voice in how they show what they’ve learned.

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

The CoolCatTeacher

Lee Graham on Episode 569 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing. Learn more.

Minecraft in Education

CUE

Blended LearningBy CUE Member and Guest Blogger Diane Main This morning, my son came up to me and my husband with his iPad and showed us a video screencast he had found on YouTube. It’s a fly-over tour of a group of military ships, completely created in Minecraft– an increasingly popular computer game and app. He […]. The post Minecraft in Education appeared first on OnCUE.

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Catholic schools turn to blended learning as a way to address students’ individual needs

The Hechinger Report

SEATTLE — After years of declining enrollment, a growing number of Catholic schools nationwide are placing their faith in blended learning, a teaching approach in which computers share the instructional load with teachers, and one that appeals to many parents disillusioned with traditional schools.

Is it really “blended learning” or is it just “learning”?

The Principal of Change

If you google “What is blended learning?”, Right now, I do not think of this blog as “blending my learning” even though it is online and I was in a face-to-face setting earlier.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you want to follow those tweets, you can either track the conference hashtag #ticalsls14 or you can follow the Learning Revolution Twitter account at @learnrevproject. Amina Gorie Sindhi SPOTLIGHT - Content Curation as a Context for Teaching and Learning in Science - Eric A.

Third Annual eLearning Strategies Symposium in San Mateo

CUE

Written by Past CUE President Brian Bridges With virtual and blended learning exploding in growth, CUE created the eLearning Strategies Symposium three years ago to celebrate all things online and blended learning.

School-Wide Innovation Day

CUE

By CUE Guest Bloggers Karl Lindgren-Streicher, Sarah Press, and Liz Tompkins Many teachers and administrators are creating time in their students’ days to allow for passion-based learning. Blended LearningYou might have heard of Genius Hour (check out the #geniushour hashtag on Twitter) or 20% Time (#20time on Twitter). Instead of a chunk of time each week being […]. The post School-Wide Innovation Day appeared first on OnCUE.

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

The Hechinger Report

In this first installment, software engineer Ben Slivka — inspired by science fiction — dreamed of creating truly adaptive learning software. It would be the ultimate in personalized education, enabling children to learn exactly what they needed to learn at exactly the ideal pace.

Embracing Change

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I’m working on my Spotlight Presentation for Connect 2014: Canada’s Learning and Technology Conference. My Shifting series: Shifting Education – Shifting Learning – Shifting Attitudes. {Full image below}. Update: See more on the topic of Embracing Change.

Blended Learning in K8 Schools: Expert Advice from Michael Horn

District Administration

Online learning combined with face-to-face instruction can result in a more personalized learning experience. District Administration, July 2014 Blended learning is constantly growing and evolving, and transforming education to be more of a student-centered environment.

Finding Content for Reteaching, Blending, and Flipping

EdTechSandyK

Online content means you can learn anywhere, with anyone! Any educator knows that deep learning of content really happens when you have to break it apart and teach it to others. Second, don''t forget there are a lot of learning resources and tutorials already out there.

3 stories of how educational technology can improve relationships

The Christensen Institute

Around 2014, I noticed a troubling shift in how people were starting to view Blended Learning. For many, Blended Learning connoted an inhumane form of education in which teachers are demoted to mere lab monitors as children spend hours upon hours in techno-isolation with their eyes and ears glued to screens and headphones. It ignores the many other instances of successfully implemented Blended Learning that are the opposite of inhuman and isolating.