Building a blended-learning leadership pipeline

The Christensen Institute

By definition, blended learning incorporates the human touch. In an effective blended-learning environment, students benefit not only from the flexibility and individualization that educational software can offer, but also from new and varied interactions with adults in the classroom. As more and more schools consider going blended, are we paying sufficient attention to the human side of the blended equation?

Blended Learning Is the Future of K-12 Educational Technology

The Journal

Unlike a previous blog post where we pooh-poohed blended learning, in this blog post we do a flip-flop and hail blended learning as the model for the future of ed tech.

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Competency-based and blended learning: Friends or foes?

The Christensen Institute

Last week, I presented a webinar for the Michigan-based EdTech Specialists’ webinar series on blended learning and competency-based education. Early on, as many in the field do, the overlap of blended and competency-based learning felt obvious to me.

10 keys to success in blended learning

Ditch That Textbook

In our eighth-grade math prototype and our elementary math programs, I’ve watched teachers as they adapt to blended learning. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology flipped classroom formative assessment

Do we gain by debating the merits of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a spirited debate about blended learning at the iNACOL Symposium in Orlando. The debate focused on blended-learning research and what it tells us about blended learning’s effectiveness. Below is my take on how we should interrogate the efficacy of blended learning in a manner that actually helps practitioners solve their most acute problems. Does blended learning work?

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students.

Empowering Students and Teachers with Blended Learning

Battelle for Kids

August 20, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 9. Whenever I told people that I am a blended learning coach, I'd often get a quizzical look. "A What's a blended learning coach?" Just as frequently, I'd also get the question: "What exactly is blended learning, anyway?" Driving Question: How might the work of district leaders transform daily instruction? A what?

Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it. Since we made the prediction in Disrupting Class that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion—the vast majority in blended learning —good data has been hard to come by. The survey, which Brian Bridges led, was distributed to all 994 district and charter schools in Ohio in February and March of 2015; 211 schools responded.

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.

3 tips on incorporating special education into your blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

This week I had the pleasure of participating in a discussion with the National Center for Learning Disabilities on how special education teachers and advocates can champion and inform the rise of personalized and blended learning in K–12 systems across the country. To get there, here are three areas that school systems implementing blended learning should start paying attention to: 1. Blended learning can facilitate inclusion, but don’t assume that’s a given.

Blended Learning Meets the Ghost of Textbooks Past

The Journal

No question: the future of educational technology is blended learning enacted in 1-to-1 classrooms. Current lesson marketplaces, however, provide supplemental lessons; there is a huge need for basal/comprehensive, blended learning curricula.

Overcoming Communication Barriers in Blended Learning

Where Learning Clicks

Quite often, I am finding that the obstacles schools and districts face when starting an online and blended learning program could have been avoided with the right channel of communication and relationship development.

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

eSchool News

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students.

Insights from a blended-learning teacher

The Christensen Institute

I’ve written in the past about how teachers can benefit from blended learning, but these benefits are much more compelling when they are described by teachers themselves. In this post, I share some insights from a recent interview with Amy Carlson, a blended-learning coach at Highline School District in Seattle. In the interview, Amy explains how blended learning revolutionized her approach to teaching and empowered her to engage more deeply with her students.

Getting Others on the Blended Learning Bandwagon

Where Learning Clicks

Starting a blended learning program can be a challenge. The post Getting Others on the Blended Learning Bandwagon appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Not everyone may be ready for these changes.

Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow—although online learning could arguably help a select number of parents who can work from home solve the problem faced when this happens. Instead this is a piece about how important physical brick-and-mortar schools are in our communities and why, even as online learning grows, those schools likely won’t be going away.

Blended Learning in Action

techlearning

Some educators express fear about the shift to e-learning courses and whether they produce the desired results for their students. Techlearning Resources

Blended Learning in a First Grade Classroom

Battelle for Kids

August 25, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 10. Driving Question: How can an experienced teacher reimagine and redesign her teaching by creating her own blended learning model? During this past school year, my first grade students and I entered into a new realm of teaching and learning. We created a 1:1 blended learning environment.

Blended Learning Event Hosted by Simple K12

Catlin Tucker

On Wednesday, October 14th I’ll be doing an extended Q&A about blended learning and my bestselling book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12. I’ll provide an overview of my book for teachers and administrators interested in blended learning.

Cross-District Collaboration: Making Blended Learning Programs More Effective

Where Learning Clicks

What many school districts have already discovered and what many more have yet to learn is that by partnering with neighboring districts that have already implemented blended learning programs, schools can reap huge rewards.

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

Kleinspiration

Click Above to Register Now I am honored to share some of my most useful tips for setting up a brain-friendly learning space that encourages student collaboration and hands-on learning.

Report: The 4 models of blended learning in action

eSchool News

New report explores main blended models and their use. A new paper by advocacy and policy org iNacol explores how blended learning is being used in practice and traces its history from 2008 to today. Flipped learning might also be used to help students rotate.

Four Ways to Engage Students in a Blended Learning Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

Blended learning incorporates the best aspects of online and face-to-face instruction. Determining the optimum mix of the two is key to building a successful blended learning environment. Here are four ways you can continue to engage your students in learning.

Hiring Teachers for Their Potential in South African Blended Learning Schools

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Understanding that the need for high quality education in South Africa is urgent, we have adopted a recruitment and selection strategy at SPARK that focuses more on hiring for potential than on hiring for current capability. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions?

10 districts that have seen big blended learning success

eSchool News

Edgenuity highlights schools, districts implementing blended learning. As schools and districts try to better meet the needs of students with different learning styles, blended learning programs are becoming increasingly popular. Blended Learning News Top News

6 things this district learned from a move to blended learning

eSchool News

Like other similar districts, we meet our students’ needs through enhancing instruction, building strong relationships between students and their teachers, and creating opportunities for students to take ownership of their learning. Blended learning for everyone.

6 lessons our district learned from our move to blended learning

eSchool News

Like other similar districts, we meet our students’ needs through enhancing instruction, building strong relationships between students and their teachers, and creating opportunities for students to take ownership of their learning. Blended learning for everyone.

A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Last year at this time, I had some words about the treatment of technology in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform. First, the polling question did not ask about ‘blended learning,’ which has a very specific meaning according to advocates and practitioners.

Research examines blended learning, student achievement

eSchool News

Odysseyware aims to provide a learning solution for schools seeking the flexibility and customization of online courses, as well as for those looking to offer students a virtual learning environment. Standards-based, personalized learning using customization.

The blended learning model every district can try

eSchool News

Public school districts can move to online learning in incremental steps — just one day a week. They can be designed around pre-packaged online curricula or the sorts of adaptive software that are being developed to support learning in math and language arts.

Cincinnati Schools launches blended learning AP courses

eSchool News

“Boot camp” sessions introduce students to new blended learning platform. Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) is launching an Advanced Placement (AP) Blended Learning program, and wireless provider Kajeet will provide students with mobile hotspots to support the district’s efforts.

ClassFlow updates with new blended learning features

eSchool News

Promethean’s new school edition of ClassFlow now supports blended learning environments, letting schools assign students their own student accounts, which can be accessed from anywhere. Blended Learning News Top News

N.C. district targets online, blended learning solutions

eSchool News

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to implement Edgenuity’s blended learning, instructional services, initial credit and credit recovery. Blended Learning News Top News

How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

MindShift

Palo Alto High School teacher Esther Wojcicki shares her guidelines on creating a culture of trust, respect and independence for blended learning. [[ This is a content summary only. Big Ideas Blended Learning blended learning featured full-image

Inside Rhode Island's Transformative Blended Learning Workforce

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Leadership Management Online LearningFrank Smith School districts across the country are incorporating more technology in the classroom, but Rhode Island is ahead of the curve.