Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2).

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. I described how blended and online learning can help educators provide opportunities for students to perceived and engage with information presented in multiple modalities.

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The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology. Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. The goal was to make the learning experience more personal for our students while better meeting their individual needs in the process. Blended makes this a reality.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. ” When bricks and clicks combine into a powerful learning experience for students, we have an effective blended classroom. This blog post is sponsored by PowerSchool Learning. PowerSchool Learning is my classroom’s Learning Management System (LMS).

The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, there is a scarcity of information on this topic in the context of K-12 education. There are more opportunities for social learning and human interaction. There are a series of stations–or learning activities–and students rotate through them. Learning

5 blended-learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

For the last decade, the Christensen Institute has investigated how schools are integrating face-to-face and online learning modalities in ways that enable greater flexibility and student control, otherwise known as “blended learning.” As strategies for student-centered learning evolve, how are we seeing schools combine blended-learning practices with other approaches to innovation? Blended learning was one of 88 total tags.)

Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. She makes some great points about first, why blended learning is becoming so popular, and second, how to make that happen in your life: Blended learning is becoming increasingly popular as institutions transition from classroom style learning to mixed media and online learning. News Blended learning

Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. But introducing blended learning in the classroom is not the easiest thing to do. Besides deciding on the right model that perfectly fits the learning needs of the students, there are other challenges to overcome. Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom. E-learning

4 tips for developing effective professional development for blended learning

The Christensen Institute

With the growing prevalence of blended learning in classrooms across the country, the need for teacher training for effective implementation is more critical than ever. In order to better understand the skills and training required to implement blended learning effectively, I conducted a three-year doctoral research study at three public school sites in Los Angeles. Allow teachers to experience blended learning as a learner.

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. As a result, what’s working—at the tactical level—inside of blended models tends to remain locked inside of those models and only on occasion communicated by word of mouth among networks of implementers.

4 myths about blended learning debunked

eSchool News

Through the process of blending my practice, I have learned that the material I am teaching is not as important as the soft skills I am fostering in my students for their future. Here are some myths about blended learning that will help you get started.

Do we gain by debating the merits of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a spirited debate about blended learning at the iNACOL Symposium in Orlando. The debate focused on blended-learning research and what it tells us about blended learning’s effectiveness. Below is my take on how we should interrogate the efficacy of blended learning in a manner that actually helps practitioners solve their most acute problems. Does blended learning work?

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.

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.

Blended Learning Hype or Taking Us to New Heights?

The CoolCatTeacher

No, blended learning is NOT hype, at least not in my experience. However, I will say that I have seen people say that they are blending learning when it is not blended learning at all. Through all of this, here are some thoughts on blended learning today. This month’s question is “What do you think about the K12 evolution of blended learning? . What is blended learning? That is blended learning.

How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Lessons for blended learning have to be different than in-person activities translated to a digital space. What is Blended Learning?

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Representation

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of engagement. In this post, I want to explore the principle of representation, which is focused on providing students with access to multiple ways of experiencing or receiving information. Learning

ISTE Highlights: Tips for Effective Blended Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

This morning, I attended the Blended Learning Panel moderated by Vicki Davis with panelists- Thomas Arnett , Jonathan Bergmann , Mike Gwaltney , Aaron Sams , and Stephanie Sandifer. I found the panel extremely informational for anyone integrating technology and also flipped learning. LIVE on #Periscope : Blended Learning Panel #ISTE2016 #NotatISTE16 #passthescopeedu https://t.co/bqsRbgHGng.

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Google provides quick and easy access to information while YouTube provides on-demand how-to videos on just about any topic. Access to unlimited new information has created seemingly contradictory qualities in today’s students—more self-reliant and independent, but with a preference toward collaborative learning environments and comfortable learning with other students. The case for blending and online learning.

Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it. Since we made the prediction in Disrupting Class that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion—the vast majority in blended learning —good data has been hard to come by. The majority of elementary schools blending use Rotation models—exactly as Heather Staker and I predicted using the theory of disruptive innovation.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. To enhance the learning environment with technology and use the classroom time more wisely teachers start implementing additional types of activities such as working in groups, collaborative learning, independent preparation at home, and, in doing so, unwittingly start using the blended learning approach.

3 tips on incorporating special education into your blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

This week I had the pleasure of participating in a discussion with the National Center for Learning Disabilities on how special education teachers and advocates can champion and inform the rise of personalized and blended learning in K–12 systems across the country. To get there, here are three areas that school systems implementing blended learning should start paying attention to: 1.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late. But, what is blended learning? This video offers a good introduction to blended learning if you've never heard the term before. What is blended learning?

IDEAL & Involved Instruction: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning

Digital Promise

As most of us know, effective distance and blended learning requires more than assigning an online curriculum and handing out log-in information; it requires teacher involvement. In addition, she gives practical strategies and tools for planning and implementing blended learning. The post IDEAL & Involved Instruction: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning appeared first on Digital Promise. Adult Learning Blog Educators Entrepreneurs

Leveraging Your LMS & Tech Tools: PBL and Blended Learning (Part 2)

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Another school year is on its way and it is so important that we keep Project based Learning as a way to ensure authentic and deeper learning for our studennts. This will probably include bringing PBL into a combination of face to face, elearning, and a blended environment.

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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.

Insights from a blended-learning teacher

The Christensen Institute

I’ve written in the past about how teachers can benefit from blended learning, but these benefits are much more compelling when they are described by teachers themselves. In this post, I share some insights from a recent interview with Amy Carlson, a blended-learning coach at Highline School District in Seattle. In the interview, Amy explains how blended learning revolutionized her approach to teaching and empowered her to engage more deeply with her students.

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.

Blending learning from the top down or the ground up?

The Christensen Institute

As more states gear up for online testing regimes, state agencies and advocacy groups are flocking to support digital infrastructure and learning. million in grant money to 47 Georgia school districts in order to provide high-speed broadband access and to strengthen blended learning in the state. These are encouraging signals that states are getting serious about investing in laying the foundation for next generation learning models.

Uncovering what works in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

To scale effective blended and personalized learning environments, we first need to develop a better understanding of what learning approaches work, for which students, in what circumstances. But we can only establish a real causal understanding of what yields success in the classroom when we can categorize the different circumstances in which administrators, students, or teachers in successful blended programs might find themselves.

Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues. Sean explains how blended learning has allowed him to be more in touch with his students and to collaborate with his colleagues.

Understanding Blended Learning Through Innovative Professional Development

Edsurge

As more educators begin to see the tremendous impact blended learning can have on student learning and engagement, school leaders have begun scrambling to train teachers on how to utilize technology to enhance instruction. This has proven to be challenging since many current administrators have limited experience with blended learning given the relative newness of the approach. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

Blended learning can enable teachers to focus on cognitive skills

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can be a powerful tool; not only for helping teachers meet students’ individual learning needs but also helping them foster stronger relationships with students. In this post, I share excerpts from a recent interview with Megan Toyama, a blended-learning teacher who teaches AP US history and 10th-grade modern world history at Summit Tahoma, a high school that is part of the Summit Public Schools charter network in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Blended Learning Universe just got a lot more social

The Christensen Institute

Today, the Clayton Christensen Institute is excited to announce the release of our new and improved Blended Learning Universe (BLU) , a comprehensive online hub for all things blended learning. Although many of you may have seen or used the BLU in the past, we have made significant updates to our school directory , which now consists of more than 275 schools that are implementing blended learning.

Why schools are shifting to blended learning in Brazil

The Christensen Institute

For the past few years at the Institute, we’ve heard stories about Brazilian teachers trying out blended learning. To explore these trends more deeply, we published our first international blended-learning research paper in November, Blended Beyond Borders , in partnership with the WISE Initiative. Through these partners, we administered a survey to capture whether and why schools were going blended. Blended learning can give students more options.