Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

I want students to know that their teachers are there to support them as they work because learning is a process and everyone needs feedback and help to improve. On the other side of this tension are secondary teachers with 150+ students.

Blending with the Station Rotation Model

A Principal's Reflections

Blended learning is something that is near and dear to my heart. As I transitioned from the principalship to supporting districts and schools, I learned that blended learning was a powerful pedagogical strategy that could unleash students' potential while meeting their diverse needs.

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5 reasons why blended learning programs fail-and how to save them

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This story is Part 1 of our April series on Blended Learning. Too often, educators who are considering investing in blended learning pull back after hearing horror stories of good programs gone bad. Creating a successful blended learning program isn’t a race, and ours has taken nearly a decade to achieve. Now, all secondary students are issued a Chromebook that is theirs to keep—even during the summer.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota.

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was conducting some learning walks with the administrative team at Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD). Throughout the school year, I have been assisting them with digital pedagogy as it relates to blended learning and the use of flex spaces. A secondary goal has been facilitating a transition from blended instruction to blended learning.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. If every student learned as fast as they possibly could, they’d all move at different paces, and accomplish things as quickly as they can. Vicki: So we need to personalize learning. That can free up the teacher to spend more individual time with students in small groups, facilitating the learning at that level. There’s a great deal of self-paced learning.

4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies

Edsurge

In this situation, teachers need technology tools that allow them to provide the same high-quality experience for students learning at home and in person. The Samsung Interactive Display provides engaging, exciting learning experiences for students—from anywhere.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. I am passionate about technology and its effects on teaching and learning. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Across the region, schools have moved classrooms to the cloud in what’s become a massive experiment in distance learning, impacting local and international schools alike.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). And a few weeks ago, an article on a survey conducted by the Oregon teachers union last spring to learn Oregon teachers’ opinions regarding annual state assessments observed that, “[s]urvey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question.”.

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Fortunately, the future of learning technology is not replacing teachers, but amplifying their ability to meet the learning needs of their students. Targeting students’ individual learning needs. When implemented correctly, teachers and software work in tandem to support student learning.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. As teaching candidates progress through teacher education programs, they should be exploring , evaluating , and applying methods and tools for effective instruction in the dynamic learning environments that exist in today’s K-12 schools. Blended Learning Training

10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom – SULS037

Shake Up Learning

The post 10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom – SULS037 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Barbara is also a graduate of the Shake Up Learning Google Certification Academy. You can learn more about the online courses and grab some free Google Certification resources at GetGoogleCertified.com. We have the capabilities to learn and engage students in new ways and create more dynamic learning experiences than were previously possible. Secondary.

It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Our bottom line as educators is always about the learning and doing what’s best for students. Dynamic Learning with Google (Part 3). How Will You Shake Up Learning?

Communicating With Parents

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: How Can We Communicate 21st Century Learning to Parents?What Students in our classrooms have parents who attended elementary and secondary school in the 20th century. But things look different in today's blended learning and PBL classrooms. Volume 3, Issue 2, Number 11. What is the enduring value of narrative? Many are struggling to understand what their child does in class or is expected to do for homework.

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds. Technology makes it possible to pace lessons appropriately for each student’s learning level and can be used to promote learning in the multiple intelligences. Below you will find website suggestions that address the different learning styles in your classroom with the help of technology: Verbal-Linguistic. link] Students can blog about their learning.

Becoming an Edtech Iron Chef – Featuring the Voice of @SGVCUE

CUE

Iron Chef lessons are simple, quick, and help students reach the 4Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking) while letting teachers assess student learning. It can be a brand new subject that the students are about to learn or a review of the content they have already learned. The students (mostly post-secondary educators) were assigned one of the four Cs to work on individually or as a group.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely. Forty six… blended learning common core Data Analysis EdTech Education Teaching Smarter Balanced

Rethinking Summative Assessment: Giving Students Voice and Choice

EdTechTeam

Think back to an assessment you took in your elementary years. Just think of the monotony and repetition of learning a new topic, practice that topic, test, repeat. Will the learning objective change? Is learning the variable and time the constant ?

Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When I volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills. At the secondary level scenes like this are less frequent. My excitement about blended learning stemmed from the realization that learning, both inside and outside of my classroom, can take many different forms.

Creating the time and space for self-directed, personalized, inquiry learning.

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

‘Assignments’ like this are great because they force us (teachers John Sarte, Alan Soiseth and myself) to think about what it is we value, and strive towards as we build our program at Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Here is a student created video of teacher John Sarte sharing a bit about Inquiry Hub Secondary School, inquiry learning, and some of the projects he has worked with students on. Creating Inquiry Time to Dream-Create-Learn JPG.

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Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

The Station Rotation Model is a blended learning model where students rotate through a series of online and offline stations. This model is an easier shift for elementary teachers who are already use learning stations with students. Unfortunately, most secondary teachers do not learn how to design lessons using stations in credential school. That said, there are clear advantages to using this model at the secondary level. Learning

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VHS Learning Celebrates 25th Anniversary

eSchool News

Boston — May 18, 2021 — VHS Learning, a nonprofit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, is celebrating its 25 th year helping schools expand curriculum and provide engaging learning experiences for students. In 2021, VHS Learning received a $1.4

Design Your Own Digital Choice Board

Catlin Tucker

This week I had the pleasure of training a group of elementary teachers on blended learning strategies. Elementary teachers, who are teaching all subjects, may combine reading, math and vocabulary activities on a single board. On the other hand, a secondary teacher might design a board focused on one aspect of their curriculum, like reading or writing. how they will engage with the information (learning modality). Learning

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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Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

3 Key Actions for 2021-22 You Can Take Now

edWeb.net

Despite myriad challenges schools faced during the pandemic, many will come out of it with richer approaches to teaching and learning. COVID’s impact on schools was so substantial that Congress established the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Katy ISD/ Bear Creek Elementary, Katy, TX. Buckeye Elementary School District.

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Implementing Innovation Strategies to Make School Districts More Equitable

edWeb.net

The longer-term vision, which is starting to become a reality in Dr. Conner’s district, is schools will become hubs, teachers will become learning accelerators, and students will become co-authors of their own education. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

And to provide a stable structure for the school day, she keeps to routines and established office hours, follows the Indiana time recommendations for continuous learning, and disconnects in the evening. Setting the Course for Secondary Students. Learn more at att.com/aspire.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. Online learning is penetrating school systems nationwide by providing course options and learning experiences where students lack any alternative.

Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses

techlearning

a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs. We look forward to continuing to serve the students and families of Hampshire County, through online and blended learning programs that align with Ware’s school culture of high expectations and academic success.” is an online learning pioneer. The Virtual High School is accredited by both Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), and AdvancED.

The Virtual High School’s Advanced Placement®Pass Rate Continues to Surpass the National Average

techlearning

a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, found that VHS students who sat for Advanced Placement® (AP) exams outperformed the national scores on the College Board AP® exams. is an online learning pioneer. The Virtual High School is accredited by both Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), and AdvancED.