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. That element is teachers. Mastery learning – 0.57.

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts. As an online learning tool, Listen Current fits well into blended learning, but I wanted to learn more about how schools are adopting it and how we as a company can be more attractive to schools using blended learning. What attracted Natick to blended learning was the personalized approach.

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Why we love our PD tools

eSchool News

This year, we will use video as an informal look at the level of math conversations going on in their classrooms.”. Originally we partnered with Education Elements to provide on-site personalized learning PD and consulting. During their sessions and ongoing support, we witnessed the specific tactics the Education Elements team uses to work together efficiently, so we asked for their guidance on how we could adopt these ways ourselves.

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[Guest Post] The Future of Learning is Now

Education Elements

The Jaquelin Hume Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the implementation of high quality blended/personalized learning in America’s schools. I was working in the trenches of the most confrontational aspect of education reform, trying to get laws passed to authorize vouchers, charter schools, tax-credits scholarships and education savings accounts. Professor Christensen was planning to apply the disruptive lens to social issues and education was his first priority.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

In the Putnam County (TN) School System— a rural school district with 23 schools spread across 400 miles—our personalized learning approach has allowed us to reshape education for students on a variety of fronts. In the past several years, we have implemented a number of district-wide initiatives to support personalization and differentiation for students including the launch of our Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning (VITAL) program in 2008.

How do teachers know if they are getting personalized learning right?

The Hechinger Report

With myriad definitions of personalized learning and little agreement on which one is the best, leaders and teachers struggle to know if they are doing personalized learning “right.”. It is often hard both for the teacher in the classroom, as well as the leader or coach observing him or her, to understand if all of the essential components for personalized learning are in play, and if what has been designed and planned for is actually being implemented.

A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning

Edsurge

In 2017, I began a new position as the director of personalized learning at a public charter school serving students in grades 7-12 in Phoenix. The school wanted to move into personalized learning, and was looking for someone to lead the charge. He offered me an opportunity to develop my own vision for personalized learning at the school and to design my role. After a few of these meetings, I realized that I had become the “personalized learning guy.”

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. It may seem like the deck is stacked against schools that predominantly educate low-income populations. Connecting Every Student to Personalized Learning.