What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

Edsurge

These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it. The Good The best blended learning programs seem to have some common threads.

Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

Marketplace K-12

Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. A Pearson official told EdWeek Market Brief that that company is not yet revealing how many layoffs will be in the United States, or other Pearson markets. Court Hands Major Victory to PARCC, Pearson.

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Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Few corporate brand names in education are as recognizable, and as polarizing, as Pearson, the giant education provider whose reach extends to virtual schools, testing, language training and an array of other areas. Many educators these days see Pearson as the embodiment of commercial businesses’ continued push to turn profits from public schools. Pearson officials have been talking about shifting away from being identified as simply a publishing company for years now.

5 Ways to Customize Your Teacher Professional Development This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From combatting student anxiety, helping special needs students, rewriting a physics curriculum, building student relationships, and reducing stress school-wide — these teachers use their learning to improve real-world problems. Subscribe to the Show 5 Examples of Positive, Personal PD for Powerful Teacher Learning Vicki: Today we’re doing a special episode with Krysia Lazarewicz from Advancement Courses.

Grace is Greater Than Grades

Shake Up Learning

The post Grace is Greater Than Grades appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In the midst of the coronavirus chaos, the anxiety, the fears, and the extra time at home, I would like to come back to an idea that Jennifer Pearson shared on a special BONUS episode of the Shake Up Learning Show –grace. The idea of home learning, remote learning, distance learning, whichever verbiage you try, doesn’t fit. Shake Up Learning 2020.

Farewell, Lecture?

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Dr. Mazur is author or co-author of 313 scientific publications, 36 patents, and several books, including the Principles and Practice of Physics (Pearson, 2014), a book that presents a groundbreaking new approach to teaching introductory calculus-based physics. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Creativity and Imagination Education Technology Flipped Classroom Uncategorized alternate instruction Lecture Mazur memorization Science

FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Here are some professional growth and learning options while you wait. Below I have curated many different professional learning resources for teachers including, ebooks, podcasts, templates, articles, and more! It is an opportunity for DYNAMIC LEARNING!

Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060

Shake Up Learning

The post Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn how to lead through crises on #shakeuplearning podcast with Kasey Bell. As many schools, teachers, and other educational leaders are scrambling to deliver remote learning from our own homes; we find ourselves leading from an unexpected place. The 4 Phases of Crisis-Driven Remote Learning. What We’ve Learned – The Gaps!

Coronavirus Closures? Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China]

Shake Up Learning

Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you prepared for online learning if your school is closed for an extended period of time? In this special BONUS episode, you can prepare for coronavirus closures and get online learning tips for teachers and schools. FREE Webinar: Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools. Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

John Danner, education entrepreneur, doubles down on human capital

The Christensen Institute

He co-founded Rocketship Education, a network of blended-learning charter schools, and then left a few years ago and founded his current venture, Zeal , which has the mission of crushing the cost of tutoring so that every student can have a personal math coach. When we started, we had what I would call a Minimum Viable Product in terms of personalized learning–about two hours per day, a combination of computer-based instruction and tutoring.

The Top 20 Podcast Episodes

Shake Up Learning

The post The Top 20 Podcast Episodes appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I started the Shake Up Learning Show Podcast in 2018. You can stream episodes right here on the Shake Up Learning website. HINT: It’s all about the LEARNING! Not only has this episode been around the longest, but it is also jam-packed with tips from my book, Shake Up Learning. Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China].

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Edsurge

Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? Tara Gilboa, Online Learning Experience Designer at Colorado School of Mines The LMS Checklist #1: Is the platform straightforward and user-friendly? It affects whether or not the LMS supports student learning.

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FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Here are some professional growth and learning options while you wait. Below I have curated many different professional learning resources for teachers including, ebooks, podcasts, templates, articles, and more! It is an opportunity for DYNAMIC LEARNING!

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students. In one online learning station, students listen to books/stories with an audio recording. Here are some great online resources for the online learning stations. Learning

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

An early pioneer with its Open SUNY platform, the 64-campus system in July issued a request for information about how it could “take the next step in creating a comprehensive environment” for online learning within and beyond New York state. The University of Missouri system is also exploring an online learning overhaul. Matt Hillman, co-president of Wiley Education Services and Learning House, has observed this trend more broadly. A cool $6,630.

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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. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Source: PEARSON CONNEXUS.

In School, Learning and Workforce Prep Go Hand in Hand

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But students must be able to carry what they learn from school to the real world where they will ultimately live and work. Then he learned that a 9th-grade student—who excelled academically in 6th grade—was pregnant. Driving Learning: The Tech Boost. By Michele Israel.

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. But there’s another factor that’s impeding remote learning.

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?

APLU Announces Adaptive-Courseware Grants: Bringing Scale to Scale

Edsurge

Over three years, each institution will receive $515,000 “to adopt, implement and scale use of adaptive courseware in high-enrollment, blended learning courses in multiple departments and programs to improve student success,” according to Meaghan Duff, executive director of APLU’s Personalized Learning Consortium (PLC). Each of the institutions will be using off-the-shelf courseware in blended environments from a list provided by BMGF. Macmillan Learning Curves.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

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. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning. What is personalized learning?

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.

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

” A report issued by the National Education Policy Center confirmed what we’ve known for some time now – that students at virtual schools fare very poorly – but added that students at blended schools (those that combine face-to-face and online instruction) are struggling as well, with 77% of the blended schools the NEPC reviewed performing below state averages. This is part ten of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act ,” per the press release. ” The publisher in question: Pearson. In other Pearson news, via The Digital Reader : “ Pearson Shares Slump Following Poor Earnings Report.” Via Campus Technology : “ Online Learning Consortium , Tyton Partners Launch Courseware in Context.” million from Learn Capital.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Some of New Markets Venture Partner’s investments include BetterLesson, Credly, Civitas Learning, and Mashable. The Chinese online learning company has raised $40.14 million from Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF), Samator Education, and CyberAgent Ventures. ” Bravo, blended learning. Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Contrasting community college takes: a Pearson op-ed in Edsurge versus pretty much anything “ Dean Dad ” writes. ” From the press release : “ Learning Machine and MIT Media Lab Release Blockchain Technology for Educational Credentials.” ” “ Lifeliqe debuts VR -enabled educational content to keep kids interested in learning,” says Techcrunch. The video learning company has previously raised $1.57

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Florida Virtual School model shows online learning can be engaging,” according to a puff piece by Education Dive , which rewrites a puff piece by eSchool News. ” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has a new CEO : John “Jack” Lynch, formerly the head of Renaissance Learning. “Can Blended Learning Improve Equity in One of Nation’s Most Diverse Districts?” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ The growth of online learning : How universities must adjust to the new norm” is sponsored content on Education Dive. Google boasts that “New Google Classroom features make it easier to learn, teach, manage and build” – that is, by adding notifications and metrics. Education Week has a Q&A with Stanford professor Larry Cuban on personalized learning and progressive education. Education Politics.

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