10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

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It’s tough to know exactly what the upcoming school year will look like, but by keeping up on current trends in the educational sphere, you can return to school next year informed, whether you’re in a classroom or teaching at a distance. Blended Learning. Personalized Learning.

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5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

The Christensen Institute

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students. Lab Rotation: The online learning station occurs in a dedicated computer lab. Flex: Students move on fluid schedules among online learning activities according to their needs.

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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.

Is blended learning closing achievement gaps?

The Christensen Institute

Often when we speak with K–12 educators about blended learning, teachers and leaders working in high-poverty neighborhoods want to know: does blended learning work for low-income students? Last September, the Christensen Institute and the Evergreen Education Group published Proof Points , a compilation of 12 case studies of school districts around the country that have experienced improved student outcomes since implementing blended learning.

5 blended-learning myths to bust in 2019

eSchool News

In February 2016, the Christensen Institute debuted the Blended Learning Universe (BLU)—an online hub of blended learning resources—in response to more and more schools across the U.S. implementing a blended-learning strategy for students. The BLU houses a directory of blended schools around the world. This directory has helped researchers amass an informative database indicating changes over time across the blended-learning space.

What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Alice Keeler talk about Google Classroom trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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The Learning Accelerator on blended learning: `In the future, we’ll just call it learning’

The Hechinger Report

If you’ve attended a major education conference this year or follow education trends, you’ve likely heard a phrase that is creating great excitement: blended learning. Blended learning classrooms look different: instead of a teacher lecturing in front, you might see students wearing headsets and looking intently at computer screens. So we are closely following the evolution of blended learning, also known as personalized 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.

Flipping the elementary school classroom? YES!

Neo LMS

Elementary school classrooms do not naturally lend themselves to a flipped or blended environment for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is the trending topic of screen time among young users. Blended or flipped environments also are not ideal in an elementary school setting because so much of teaching in these grades is dependent on modelling and direction. Flipping the elementary school classroom? The post Flipping the elementary school classroom?

This is What Happens When You Teach From Antarctica

The CoolCatTeacher

They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education. Listen to the Show and Learn Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. He is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement.

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One Step at a Time: A Traditional School’s Journey Into Personalized Learning

Edsurge

It is a part of the Lumen Christi Academies , a group of Catholic schools in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to “nurture ethical scholars who will change the world” through active, personalized and student-led learning. Much of the changes center on shifting our culture and mindset from teacher-focused to student-centered learning. Education Technology Instructional Trends Personalized Learning Blended Learning

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the current trends in hashtag learning and the popular techniques for harvesting learning from this social network. It turns out there are lots of “chat” hashtags — #scichat and #edchat and #elemchat (elementary). A 30-second pep talk to math teachers on jumping in to Twitter for learning about math.

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#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.

How New York City, Oakland and Indianapolis Are Planning to Reopen Schools.

Edsurge

Call it “blended,” “hybrid” or “split.” What’s more: Research underway at EdSurge and a collection of other research groups are seeing those trends across hundreds of other school districts throughout the U.S. It is obviously a challenge to learn when you are hungry.”

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Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

According to a longtime observer of the Florida education scene, rather than have the school control the educational experiences, as occurs in course access, a subset of parents, particularly at the elementary school level—both public and home-school—are opting to manage their children’s education and customize a mix of public brick-and-mortar school, online school, home school, and even some private school (such as private music lessons) experiences.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Related: Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. six: Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. note : This year the editors selected ten stories we believe either highlighted an important issue in 2015 and/or signaled the beginning of an escalating trend or issue for 2016 (look for No. Blended and personalized learning were two topics on the rise this year. The goal is to produce deeper learning.

Pandemic Spurs Changes in the Edtech Schools Use, From the Classroom to the Admin Office

Edsurge

Market data and services firm MDR has updated a wide-ranging survey it last fielded in 2018 about teachers and tech, and the resulting report, “How 2020 Shifted Perceptions of Technology in the Classroom,” illustrates how COVID-19’s disruptions have upended some edtech trends and accelerated others.

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What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

The profiles are part of the school’s embrace of personalized learning, which centers on the belief that a teacher lecturing at the front of a classroom is a bad fit for today’s students. Personalized learning has, in recent years, become one of the most talked-about trends in education.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

For example, imagine that you are an elementary school principal who is looking for opportunities to strengthen specific third grade math skills in the new school year. By digging into your grade level data for various discrete skills, you notice a trend—75% of your third grade classes are struggling with number sentences. I worked in the same school—doors down from my wife—for three years.

Who ya gonna call? Remote learning helpline for teachers…and parents

The Hechinger Report

The “dream team” of experts answering calls all had stellar credentials: They were teachers themselves, with training in how to deploy technology for learning and years of classroom experience. Related: Rhode Island teachers trying out blended learning — but without high stakes pressure.

Beyond a label: Digging into innovation in charter and traditional district schools

The Christensen Institute

While the findings reflect trends in school design before the COVID-19 pandemic, they nevertheless suggest patterns that may prove informative as schools nationwide reconsider elements of their designs. Charters report social-emotional learning practices at higher rates.

5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I decided to put this question to the Shake Up Learning Facebook group and find out what teachers are doing with this new setup. I did notice some trends, so I thought it would be useful to share these in a blog post. Organize By Subject Areas (best for elementary). Organizing by subject area seems to be the most logical for elementary teachers who teach multiple subjects.

Distilling the essence: The practices student-centered schools say are core to their model

The Christensen Institute

In particular, schools dedicated to a student-centered learning approach often hold a handful of commitments close. What can we learn from those schools about the practices they see as central to their work? Here’s what we learned from that analysis: 1.

Blending in Technology Boosts K–12 Instruction

EdTech Magazine

Blending in Technology Boosts K–12 Instruction. Technology is an ideal vehicle for teachers to better blend classroom instruction with learning opportunities occuring outside of the traditional school day — and outside of the brick-and-mortar school building. . This trend continued into the second year, with scores improving by 172 percent compared to the state average. MORE FROM EDTECH: CSee how schools use virtual reality to improve assistive learning programs.

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You

Edsurge

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ In a keynote presentation earlier this year, Sir Ken Robinson praised kids’ passion for learning but slammed a school system that beats this love out of students. Taking aim at standardized testing in particular, Robinson advocates for a “revolution” in learning—and praises several schools that are realigning priorities to put the focus back on inspiring students.

The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ More blood means more energy and oxygen, which makes our brain perform better.” – Justin Rhodes Spending time in schools as a leadership and learning coach has been some of the most gratifying work I have done. The best part is the conversations that I get to have with learners, especially at the elementary level. Recently I was conducting learning walks in Edward K. Downing Elementary School with principal Marcos Lopez as part of some broader work in Ector County ISD.

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. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve. For more, see: With blended learning, plan on change.

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

Neo LMS

There are a number of analogue printables aides online that will help elementary school teachers bring a new dimension to story-time. Some teachers have found useful ways to include My Maps as a station in their blended learning classrooms, where each student contributes to one map as they cycle through the stations. Read more: 4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom. Read more: A call for more visual learning elements in schools.

Are teachers truly ‘shifting away from the Station Rotation model?’

The Christensen Institute

Late last year, we published a blog post on new evolutions on top of the Station Rotation blended-learning models that we’d been hearing about from educators on our Blended Learning Universe (BLU). As Scott Knopp, principal of Willow Creek Elementary in Nampa School District, shared with us, “We have known for a long time that teacher-led, whole-group instruction is one of the least effective methods to teach our students.

Making sense of school innovation: Five categories of practice revealed

The Christensen Institute

While the findings reflect trends in school design before the COVID-19 pandemic, they nevertheless suggest patterns that may prove informative as schools nationwide reconsider elements of their designs. Learning from five categories of innovative practice.

Coronavirus is poised to inflame inequality in schools

The Hechinger Report

State and federal agencies have advised schools to create online learning plans to minimize the disruption to student learning. Most schools are completely unprepared – or, at best, woefully underprepared – for coronavirus and virtual learning. Future of 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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K-12 Education in the Post-COVID Era

Kitaboo on EdTech

Programs will have to adopt a blended approach, with some built-in digital redundancy. While this past month was the ‘minimum viable product’ implementation of remote learning /teaching, schools will be expected to have a far more sophisticated approach the next time around.

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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