6 ways to make your blended learning PD more successful

eSchool News

“Just do it” may be an effective slogan for a sporting shoe company, but it is not an effective change management technique to move to blended learning. ” It is a significant shift in the teaching and learning paradigm.

New Resource Drills Down on Blended Learning, ‘Personalized’ Ed. Practices

Marketplace K-12

Big, broad terms like “blended learning” and “personalized learning” permeate pretty much every corner of the K-12 landscape these days. See also : Blended Learning: The 7 Studies You Need to Know. What Is Personalized Learning?

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Companies do a great job showing off the improved bells and whistles of their shiny new products. Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software.

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. Prior to meeting Ram, Waters was generally skeptical of working with edtech companies.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Before building, trying, or buying new technology tools, we should start by asking, “In an analog world, how would we personalize learning to drive student outcomes?”.

When innovating, having the right team matters

The Christensen Institute

This week, the Clayton Christensen Institute released a case study that details the efforts of Leadership Public Schools (LPS), a charter school management organization that operates high schools in California’s Bay Area, and Gooru , a nonprofit edtech company, to co-develop a technology to support LPS’s personalized learning model and improve student outcomes. Is what Gooru built so specific to the LPS use case such that it won’t scale naturally?

Live, Learn, Launch: How a Radical Live-Work Space Is Igniting Campus Innovation

Edsurge

Student engagement is key to energizing learning outcomes, and universities have been investing heavily in building multi-purpose spaces that provide opportunities for students to imagine, prototype, fail and retool their way to profound learning experiences. But the University of Utah has gone a step further, intentionally blending learning, making and living spaces. Our students are not reading case studies. They are the case study.

Can federal grants drive personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

And Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are floating the 21 st Century Classroom Innovation Act , which calls for the government to carve out supports for school systems that are blending face-to-face and online instruction. Although federal innovation grants are not new to the education field, they could be a potent driver of moving personalized learning forward. We are frequently asked, “How much does it cost to implement blended learning?”

How to Make District-Wide Innovation Personal—and Collaborative

Edsurge

Another reason for the concern is that as educators increasingly use digital tools to personalize learning for students, some have struggled to ensure that the environments they create are not isolating. The real magic of blended learning occurs when teachers use technology to boost human interaction, in both frequency and impact. And it turns out that when a district sets out to personalize learning in its schools, the classroom isn’t the only place where people matter.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics.

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Jessie Woolley-Wilson: How ‘Benevolent Friction’ Guides DreamBox

Edsurge

For the past six and half years, she has led DreamBox Learning , growing the company from a startup into one of the leading providers of online math tools for elementary school children. Her steady but firm discipline of the company is a case study in how to grow an organization, especially in a complex industry such as education. And when you talk about all the kids, you talk about unlocking learning potential of every child.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

the Virginia company at the heart of the operation.” ” And the latest on the court case/Trump University scandal: Via NPR : “ Texas Governor Linked To Trump University Fraud Case.” ” Via the AP : “ Florida AG asked Trump for donation before nixing fraud case.” “ Light Sentence for Brock Turner in Stanford Rape Case Draws Outrage.” Here’s the EdWeek headline: “ Company Exec.

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The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

4 days 24 hours/day 127 live sessions 27 keynote speakers.and an amazing amount of global learning and fun! Klein Challenge Based Learning - David Lockett Children's Literature for Solving Real-World Problems - Tina Genay Children's Literature, Math, and Global Connections - Oh My!

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