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Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like?

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Ubiquitous access to technology means that acquiring knowledge is no longer dependent solely on a classroom teacher. The case for blending and online learning.

Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

techlearning

In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction.

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

Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning

Edsurge

It’s pretty clear that very few people in education enjoy those typical sit-and-get professional development sessions. And when blended learning gets thrown into the mix, the situation gets even more complicated—what happens when educators seem afraid of products? EdSurge: I'm going to open with a really broad question… Generally, when it comes to professional learning, how do we get our staff to grow?

Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As you might know there are plenty of ways to look at Blended Learning.

18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF)

Shake Up Learning

The post 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ONLINE COURSE! This course is about transforming the learning in your classroom and trying new ideas in 2018!

Living, Breathing and Eating Math: An Interview with Carnegie Learning's Barry Malkin

Edsurge

I love doing and learning new things. Our goal is to shift the teacher from the head of the classroom to moving around the classroom working with students on a more individualized basis. His fluidity perfectly suits his new role as CEO of Carnegie Learning —a company he believes is on the cusp of transforming itself and math instruction. EdSurge: What’s changing at Carnegie Learning? Barry Malkin, Carnegie Learning CEO Twitter: @BarryMalkin.

5 Advantages of Online Professional Development for Teachers

EdNews Daily

The number of teachers who participate in online professional development is rising at a faster rate than any other time in history. Today, prospective teachers can take full online degrees for certification, whether it is to obtain a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree.

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Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Keep in mind that when you’re developing an inventory of goals to be addressed via digital learning, less is more.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Like a few other students of hers, Karim would spend his lunch period in her classroom, where she would give him some extra academic help. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant.

How to hire technology leaders, not followers

eSchool News

They varied in other ways (demographics, degree of focus on sports and the arts, religious affiliation) but these differences often did not impact the classroom; the methods of teaching were reasonably consistent. Some may see it as a challenge, but are reasonably happy to learn and adapt.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Like a few other students of hers, Karim would spend his lunch period in her classroom, where she would give him some extra academic help. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant.

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

MindShift

Many teachers have long been frustrated with static, canned curriculum that doesn’t seem connected to kids’ lives, and testing requirements that drive the learning experience. Then you are actually aligning the accountability system to student-centered learning,” Patrick said.

How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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How Traditional Public Schools Win in the Competition for Students

edWeb.net

Traditional public schools must ensure continued success in order to compete for students against charter schools, online learning, and other forms of education. Students learn best when they are interested. Last, learning environment is key.

Can public schools win in an age of school choice? Yes—and here’s how

eSchool News

Public schools must ensure continued success in order to compete for students against charter schools, online learning, and other forms of education. To decrease student and staff turnover rate and increase confidence in public schools, Baird says success starts in the classroom.