Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

Edgenuity Joins On to Help Dropout Prevention Efforts

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Edgenuity, a supplier of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) in the hopes of increasing high school graduation rates. Edgenuity and NDPN plan to create a discussion concerning effective dropout prevention strategies while also offering stakeholders resources, research, and best practices. K-12 Schools Edgenuity High School Dropouts National Dropout Prevention Network

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Are you ever too old to disrupt? What Penn Foster has been up to

The Christensen Institute

Since then, like many online-learning companies, Penn Foster’s high school has seen significant growth. In 2014 alone, enrollments in the company’s fully online high school grew by 26 percent and enrollment in its campus-based, blended-delivery model (described below) grew by 650 percent. Like many online-learning companies, Penn Foster offers a mastery-based online curriculum as well as a range of supports and interventions based on student performance along the way. (I

Design to the Edges

Where Learning Clicks

Rose, a former high school dropout, is a professor at Harvard University. The post Design to the Edges appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom average students blended learning competency-based learning complex learning dimensions Design educational model educational system meet the needs of the average student personalized learning student needsI recently watched Todd Rose’s TEDx Sonoma County talk, “The Myth of Average.”

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. Districts can now share their high-level, blended-learning initiatives and results, as well as link to blended schools within their organizations so that users can see all the blended-learning activity across a district.

In search of on-ramps to competency-based learning

The Christensen Institute

As a result, we would predict that time-based metrics and incentives could cannibalize many efforts to reinvent learning in a competency-based manner. As a result, these competencies will end up as an iteration or improvement on standards, rather than as a new approach to teaching and learning. A recent American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) publication looked at the overlap of afterschool programs and competency-based learning models.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of the district, which serves students from ages 13 to 21, said that a blended-learning model has been a major factor in this success. While online-only programs have come under fire for deprioritizing classroom relationships and providing too little instructional support for students, blended programs have been seen as able to strike an ideal balance. Why not learn something while we’re here?”.

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

The Hechinger Report

About three quarters of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in America are mainstreamed, learning alongside hearing students in schools and classes where sign-language interpreters are often in short supply. That reading deficit slows their learning in every other subject. Parents talking and reading to hearing children helps to develop the language- processing parts of their brains that will later help them to communicate and to learn. Read more about Blended Learning.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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The unfortunate truth is that, by and large, students view the classroom as a place where they are forced to learn via long-established teaching methods. Dropout rates increase, test and project scores dip, and – worst of all – learning becomes synonymous with boredom. It lets them learn through curiosity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Students will only be able to source quality information if they learn to be more discerning web users.

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

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Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “We Read more about Blended Learning. Higher Ed News Graduation and dropouts Higher education completion . 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.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. The change is part of a nationwide pilot program Walsh joined this year, one that could indicate just how deeply and how quickly the personalized-learning trend will penetrate the average classroom.

Partnership aims to increase high school graduation rates

eSchool News

In an effort to help increase high school graduation rates, Edgenuity , a provider of online and blended learning solutions, has announced a partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN). Together, Edgenuity and NDPN will promote a dialogue about effective dropout prevention strategies and provide stakeholders with resources, research and best practices.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve. As a result, replacing one of those stations with online learning is a low conceptual hurdle for teachers to overcome. For more, see: With blended learning, plan on change.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) defines summer learning loss as “the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer.” NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. to learn throughout the summer.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Technology is blended in a unique way throughout the PAUSD program.

Don Kidd Joins Achieve3000 as Vice President of Strategic Sales

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He has established and managed partnerships with several notable organizations such as the Gates Foundation, National Dropout Prevention Center, Successful Practices Network, National Superintendents Association and American Association of School Administrators. I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with a great team to further the company’s mission of unlocking the potential and accelerating learning for every single student,” Don said. “I Learn more at www.achieve3000.com.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.” . The Altus network relies on a self-paced, independent study program and a personalized, blended learning model they’ve built up over a quarter century. Students spend 80 percent of their time learning from home. K-12 News online learning Personalized Learning

Arne Duncan: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Time in Education

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In other words, for every dollar we invest in high-quality pre-K, dropout rates decline. I’ve learned a lot about teachers. Effective, blended learning—a combination of in-class work with a teacher and technology-delivered instruction—is the best way to accelerate student learning. The “job” of our children’s generation will be learning. Our children will have to want to learn the rest of their lives. Education is the surest path out of poverty.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

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. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them. While it’s still early on, Middletown can envision a learning environment in which all students can develop grade-level skills before they are even cognizant of the interventions helping them do so.

Colorado hybrid school taps into personalized learning

eSchool News

students attend blended classes on campus and take online courses from home, and district educators say a personalized learning solution has had a positive impact in a number of academic areas. PGA partners with Fuel Education (FuelEd), which provides personalized learning solutions designed to enable schools and districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. but rather ‘What do these individual students need to learn today?’”.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We all remember classmates who sat in the back of the room, eyes glued to a comic or dog-eared paperback, anything to escape a learning environment that did not—or could not—engage them. Embracing online school requires a new mindset, as well as new criteria for measuring academic success—measures that take into account the nature of teaching and learning online, the types of students online schools serve, and the unique ways in which those students learn.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

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. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them. While it’s still early on, Middletown can envision a learning environment in which all students can develop grade-level skills before they are even cognizant of the interventions helping them do so.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. The 2018 Fuel Education (FuelEd®) Transformation Award winners are: Boulder Valley School District (Colo.) – for improving graduation rates and meeting student needs by providing online options for credit recovery and supplemental learning.

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

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The K-12 school is a part-virtual and part-blended learning space—meaning students from all over the state can attend the virtual school (which serves over 1000 students, according to the principal Nelson Brown) and students within a 70 mile radius can participate in the blended version of the school (which has approximately 300 to 400 students depending on the year). We sit down with students and create a personalized learning plan for each of them.

For anxious students, a teacher who comes to your house might be the answer

The Hechinger Report

During her childhood of dealing with family strife, which took her to towns across rural Maine, rarely staying at a school for longer than a year or two, learning was never a priority. “It The idea is to create an alternative to the day-to-day structures of school — the school bus and the 7-hour school day — that make learning nearly impossible for specific students, including teen parents, youth with full-time jobs or kids who’ve suffered from bullying or severe anxiety.

Where Are You on Your Personalized Learning Journey?

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This past week, we traveled to the Golden, Colorado to attend the Conference of Online and Blended Learning (COBL), put on by the iLearn Collaborative. There we got the chance to learn what was on the hearts and minds of educators—some who are just beginning their personalized learning journey and others grappling with new challenges that have emerged from years of implementation. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies Competency-Based Learnin

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

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Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? Tagged on: March 3, 2017 Safekeeping in 2017 | Tech & Learning → A terrifying look at the present of cyberbullying prevention: massive, pervasive digital surveillance of children and youth in schools.

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Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 20th - May 4th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. In todays show, we will share and demonstrate tips and tricks to creating the perfect project based, blended learning lessons for students of all ages and grade levels. Join this interactive session to learn how to get started with game-based learning with your own students.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

Ten years later, the couple sat across a wooden table from Caleb, now 16, a high school dropout and, as of September, survivor of a suicide attempt. Not only did Caleb never return to his local school, but he learned little throughout his elementary, middle and high school years — which included hundreds of hours struggling through computer lessons in math, science and social studies. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.