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Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Another point of interest was how technology allowed teachers to change how they provided instruction to students.

Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Creating the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. Together with a team of researchers and developers, this group formed the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. DIFFERENTIATING. INSTRUCTION. Schools are drowning in data.

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Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s why: “The report suggested that “we have not yet become good enough at the kind of pedagogues that make the most of technology; that adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices will just dilute the effectiveness of teaching.”. This report is no surprise.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

For the better part of the past year, the Christensen Institute has worked in collaboration with Public Impact , a national education policy and management consulting firm, to study how schools are implementing innovative staffing models in conjunction with blended learning to personalize instruction and improve student achievement. At Navigator Schools in Gilroy and Hollister California, small-group instructors help teachers give students more targeted instruction.

Can teachers really do it all?

The Christensen Institute

Instead, schools were designed to train students for work in an industrial economy of the past. The basic tenants of this design were to group students by age; provide them with standardized, one-size-fits-all instruction; rate them based on how well they responded to the standardized approach; and then sort them into different academic and career tracks. Many teachers feel a need to go beyond their regular responsibilities to support and nurture their students.

STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

According to its findings, “teachers report that arts integration stimulates deep learning, creates increased student engagement, and cultivates students’ investment in learning.”

Utah State Board of Education Approves Lexia Reading Core5 as K–3 Reading Improvement Program

techlearning

NYSE: RST) Company, today announced that Lexia Reading Core5® has been named by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) as an approved provider of early interactive reading software for literacy instruction and assessment for grades K–3.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

According to nprEd , in 2016 32 states reported not having enough teachers for ELL students. “We At Compton Unified, ELL students receive differentiated instruction with a teacher and language development through blended learning activities, Michele explained. For many of the 4.5

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Differentiated instruction was conceived in the 1950s. We discuss their goals and what they are working on, and if they had an assessment we might talk about that,” she said.

Readers react: Inability to afford dream school “a bitter, bitter pill”

The Hechinger Report

With any luck, teachers will see this is an opportunity where teachers both black and white must differentiate instruction for students in the classroom and seek out programs after school or outside of school that may benefit or interest high achieving students.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S. KAHOOT EDTRENDS REPORT FOR EDUCATORS ( kahoot.com/files/2018/05/EdTrendsreport-May-2018-educators.pdf

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.