Blended learning up close—really close

The Christensen Institute

Next-gen learning has fallen into this trap. But to date, there is little data that captures the intricate, hidden details like the photograph above—data on the actual day-to-day tactics unfolding in blended-learning schools across the country.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

By definition , online learning is part of any blended learning classroom. It is the key innovation for enabling student-centered learning at scale. Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. Technology with learning needs students – 0.57.

7 must-knows from blended learning’s early adopters

eSchool News

Earlier this year, the Highlander Institute, The Learning Accelerator and The Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. 3 Make Students Agents of Their Learning.

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools can get started with using blended learning platforms. What Are Blended Learning Platforms?

50 practitioners showcase noteworthy blended-learning tactics

The Christensen Institute

Blended and personalized learning practices are often in flux in classrooms, schools, and districts. Practitioners aren’t just trying to learn the latest from peers, but to share and develop the tactics that can make learning more student-centered and equitable. Enter our annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Developing competency-based learning models over time and trials.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

NTC is a multi-day conference jam-packed with interactive workshops, engaging speakers, relevant vendors, ignite sessions (thought-provoking presentations only five minutes long), and opportunities to connect with other mission-driven techies from across the country.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. Never stop learning.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

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. Join us for next year’s conference in Providence!

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

He just had a national conference in San Francisco that was entirely sponsored and had 110 teachers in to provide three days of training. If they miss a payment, they don’t know that it’s on the credit report for 7 years.

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Courage Over Comfort

CUE

But when we do so, let us find the learning and use that as we grow forward. In fact, she sent herself to CUE Rockstar Primary to learn more. I am happy to report, that she has taken off and become quite comfortable in the unknown and it is just amazing to watch.

Four Ways to Redefine Parent Teacher Conferences—With a Little Help from Ironman

Edsurge

As a former New York City high school teacher, I know that parent-teacher conferences seldom provide parents with enough time to process what their children learned, what they’re interested in, and what needs improvement. These conferences are rarely original and are often a missed opportunity to truly connect with parents about something beyond the report card. Talk about what's being learned, not what's missing.

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas, new report urges

The Hechinger Report

. Colleges and universities that use sophisticated data systems to analyze and guide students must be careful to avoid ethical dilemmas that can arise, like pigeonholing students unfairly or underestimating their abilities, according to a new report that analyzed common pitfalls of these systems.

Advancing personalized learning with purpose

The Christensen Institute

At last week’s iNACOL Symposium, the conference halls were abuzz about the promise of personalized learning. In the same week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a report in partnership with RAND profiling promising academic results across schools pursuing a range of personalized approaches over the past two to three years. The term personalized learning, however, seems to be taking on a life of its own.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

eSchool News

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. Learn more about next year’s conference in Providence.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. Let me share some materials here, along with reflections on the conference. That broke down many different forms Twitter takes in supporting a conference.

What a Summer Prototype Taught Us About Measuring Quality in an Unbundled Education System

Edsurge

In the summer of 2016, a community of educators, research design partners, and over 150 teens and young adults in Colorado engaged in a bold experiment to rethink how quality and impact might be measured in a modernized system of learning. In this relatively small, short-cycle prototype, the lessons we learned were significant. Why focus outside of formal learning time for our design work? Framework for the Future of Learning.

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Tech tightens the school/home connection

The Christensen Institute

Schools send home progress reports and grades every six to eight weeks to inform parents in broad brushstrokes how their children are doing in school, but these reports are typically only a triage of forgone learning opportunities and offer little to help parents identify what actions they can take to help their children master specific learning objectives. Education Blog Edtech integration parent teacher conferences parents teachers

What’s the use of lectures?

EduTechGeek

Do experienced educators and researchers really believe that watching a video will make deep learning occur and without the difficult cognitive work involved? . Finally, I found some interesting research from MIT’s Office of Digital Learning. Blended Learning Screencasting Vide

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - OZeLive Conference Starts - Michael Stephens, Pam Moran, and Ira Socol Highlighted Videos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 4th Education is soul crafting. Cornel West Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network. Learning Revolution Conferences.

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In professional development for online teachers, highlighting failure led the way to success

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. K-12 News online learning Personalized Learning teachers

ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

Joseph Valver and his fellow instructional technology facilitators at Hamilton Township School District in New Jersey were providing numerous options for educators in their district to learn how to use education technology, but something was holding educators back. . “As

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Two ingredients for student-centered learning: a flexible environment and caring adults

The Christensen Institute

At schools using flexible, blended, mastery-based learning approaches, an anchoring relationship plays an indispensable role in keeping students engaged and on track in their education. Create “downtime” that fosters social-emotional learning.

Are ed tech financiers beginning to listen to teachers?

The Hechinger Report

Expect changes at this year’s ASU+GSV Summit , an annual education technology gathering with a reputation as a bustling conference for high-rolling financiers and hoodie-wearing start-up founders. Subscribe to our Blended Learning newsletter.

More schools are online than ever before – but it’s far from perfect

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Among high schools, only 6 percent nationwide now report that they lack WiFi, according to the CoSN report. Is technology necessary to personalize learning? Read more about Blended Learning.

CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework

EdTech Magazine

Some digitally enabled K–12 schools find it difficult to provide appropriate lesson plans that can be accessed by all students, said Tim Clark, director of curriculum, instruction and digital learning at Chicago Public Schools. . The program covers blended learning and project-based learning.

When Is It Okay for Public School Officials to Attend Tech-Funded Events?

Edsurge

During the BMO Capital Markets’ Back to School Conference last September, CEOs and investors expressed their desire to seek input from teachers as they develop school products. “We In early November, The New York Times reported that Dallas Dance, former superintendent for the Baltimore County School District, had taken at least 65 out-of-state trips related to the district’s tech initiatives or involving industry-funded groups.

States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

The Hechinger Report

A New Hampshire student shows one of his assignments to his mother, biology teacher and math teacher during a personalized learning meeting. Photo: Emily Richmond for The Hechinger Report. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

How do we know what learning will look like in the future? We don’t

The Hechinger Report

SAN FRANCISCO — Erin Mote is a technologist and hands-on middle school principal with a strong belief in the power of personalized learning. Betheny Gross, who is leading a study of personalized learning at the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) in Seattle.

What does it take to make an innovative school?

The Hechinger Report

One of the challenges in trying out new learning strategies, including those that embrace technology, is that schools have a tough time finding out which new methods work best – which ones actually help kids learn. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Students’ worry: education technology might predict failure before they have a chance to succeed

The Hechinger Report

His reported phrasing “drown the bunnies” made the stories go viral.). “We Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “At This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

Light a Fuse: How one state’s teachers are sparking digital innovation

The Hechinger Report

Children work on a blended learning lesson during a conference for teachers in Rhode Island. Dozens of teachers hovered around a group of students gathered in the center of a beige conference room on a Saturday morning in April. Read more about blended learning.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.”

Psst! When teachers get useful, timely data, they use it

The Hechinger Report

Over the last couple years, the Tulsa Public Schools district has shifted from using data purely for accountability purposes to using it as a strategic asset to improve students’ learning. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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Give students individual feedback

The Christensen Institute

The new report “ How to create higher performing, happier classrooms in seven moves: A playbook for teachers ” tells stories of teachers who improved student engagement and academic results by introducing seven specific, practical moves into their classrooms that replicate the successes of top managers in cutting-edge workplaces. The first was editor conferences.