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How we improved our blended-learning program

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Access to unlimited new information has created seemingly contradictory qualities in today’s students—more self-reliant and independent, but with a preference toward collaborative learning environments and comfortable learning with other students. The case for blending and online learning. The district is constantly developing and improving our systems and structures for all students with the renewed focus on personalized learning for all students.

Future of School and Digital Learning Collaborative Announce 10 Member Districts of the Resilient Schools Project

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Future of School (FoS) and the Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC), two national organizations leading the way toward effective district transformation, today announced the Resilient Schools Project (RSP). Learn more at [link]. Learn more at [link].

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Blended Learning in AJUSD

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We want classrooms filled with student collaboration and discussion about their learning, connecting to the world around them. Some rights reserved by tgbarrett Blended learning Students learn in different ways, and at different paces. To address these needs, we''ve been piloting blended learning in two high school classrooms. Online delivery allows student control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of their learning.

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Through its experience working with K–12 schools to create blended-learning programs, it has been at the forefront of developing some of the tools, models, and expertise for making blended learning work. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the trenches. We found 105 minutes of planning and collaboration time by minimizing transitions between classes.

5 Key Factors To Consider When Looking For A Collaborative Learning System

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Finding a solution to foster collaboration inside and outside of the classroom has always been a challenge in higher learning. Research has proven that academic experiences that are active, social, contextual, engaging, and student-owned foster a deeper learning experience. While learning management systems (LMS) offer collaborative features, most students and faculty find the implementation to be shallow at best. Collaborative Learning Done The Right Way.

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Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap. HP Spotlight Schools Exemplify Powerful Learning. Teachers use technology to create authentic and collaborative learning experiences for students.

Function Follows Form: How Two Colleges Redesigned the Classroom for Active Learning

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Although a wealth of research suggests that active learning increases student engagement and improves academic outcomes, many college campuses struggle to get faculty to shift away from traditional, sage-on-a-stage style teaching practices. But some institutions are gaining traction using a novel approach: leveraging the expertise of facilities and information technology staff to support the redesign of classroom learning experiences.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment. Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. I enjoy learning from all of you.

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Wayne Township Metropolitan School District and itslearning Take Bronze Medal in 2018 IMS Global Learning Consortium?s LearningImpact Awards

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BO S TON — June 20, 2018 — Wayne Township Metropolitan School District and itslearning, an internationally acclaimed learning management system (LMS), have been awarded a bronze medal in the 2018 IMS Global Consortium’s Learning Impact Awards program. Their entry in the Established Projects Category, Using LMS Interoperability to Power and Drive Student-Centered Learning, was recognized at this year’s annual Learning Impact Leadership Institute held in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township and itslearning Selected as Finalists for 2018 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

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Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township ( MSD Wayne ) and itslearning, an internationally acclaimed learning management system (LMS), are finalists in the IMS Global Consortium’s 2018 Learning Impact Awards program. The annual Learning Impact Awards competition identifies innovative applications of educational technology that have high potential to improve learning impact and experiences through increased student access, improved student outcomes, and greater affordability.

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What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

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Yannier’s research experiment is part of a partnership between Forest Grove’s school district and Carnegie Mellon to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning. Yannier calls her machine “mixed reality” — part digital and part analog at the same time. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning. student at Carnegie Mellon, Yannier decided to invent a new kind of educational machine with which kids could learn together.

Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

The Hechinger Report

Yannier’s research experiment is part of a partnership between Forest Grove’s school district and Carnegie Mellon to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning. Yannier calls her machine “mixed reality” — part digital and part analog at the same time. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning. student at Carnegie Mellon, Yannier decided to invent a new kind of educational machine with which kids could learn together.

Need a Substitute Teacher? Try an ELF Instead

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Unfortunately, from the vantage point of student learning, the experience is remarkably poor. Recall the lack of continuity of learning, or the goofing off that would often occur. This year, at Lexington High School (LHS) when teachers are absent, an “ELF” now greets students in a collaborative learning space. Our “ELF” is an Electronic Learning Facilitator. The ELF empowers students to set the pace and path of their own learning.

#Excitement Day 1 to Day 180

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It was pure joy and excitement for learning. Watching Craig’s video this morning and remembering the Lego Kid inspired me to write today’s blog focused on “How are we making sure every day our students have enthusiasm for learning” As a leader, I think a lot about how to support staff to allow all students to be excited every day when they walk in the door. And our action as educators is to make our learning environment exciting and engaging.