Power Up Blended Learning: A Professional Learning Infrastructure to Support Sustainable Change

Catlin Tucker

To capitalize on this energy, most school districts organize mandatory professional development opportunities for teachers designed to teach them a new teaching strategy or introduce them to a new piece of technology. As the spark , I explain the WHY behind blended learning.

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like?

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

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.

15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But did you know, Google Classroom is also a great learning tool for adults, too? 15 Ways to Use #GoogleClassroom in Professional Learning.

5 Tips for Successfully Implementing Blended Learning

techlearning

In my work with Discovery Education, I help schools across the country create modern digital learning environments. They report that blended learning environments increase student interest in instruction and that they improve focus through constant interaction with resources.

4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning. Let’s discover four super cool ways to blend learning with InsertLearning. It’s learning on-demand!

Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

techlearning

In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

This is the second post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. This resource is sure to jumpstart your next professional learning or team building activity!

#STMathChat Gets Educators Tweeting About Blended Learning

MIND Research Institute

Educators from around the country met up on Twitter on January 12th to chat about creating blended learning environments via #STMathChat. Here's one teacher's story on using twitter to create a Professional Learning Network (PLN).

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Education Technology Blended Learning Learning Strategies

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Ken Dirkin Dirkin is the Director of Online Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual , a nonprofit provider of digital learning solutions for the state’s K-12 schools. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

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How to Use Augmented Reality in Language and Literature Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

Augmented Reality Blended Learning and E-Learning Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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Dealing with a 'Culture of Fear'—Administrators on PD in the Age of Blended Learning

Edsurge

It’s pretty clear that very few people in education enjoy those typical sit-and-get professional development sessions. And when blended learning gets thrown into the mix, the situation gets even more complicated—what happens when educators seem afraid of products? EdSurge: I'm going to open with a really broad question… Generally, when it comes to professional learning, how do we get our staff to grow?

Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As you might know there are plenty of ways to look at Blended Learning.

Flexible Spaces Need to Lead to Flexible Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Do you remember the classrooms that you learned in as a child? The issue, however, was that the conditions under which learning was supposed to take place were not conducive to the process at all. Flexible spaces need to lead to flexible learning.

Odysseyware launches new professional learning series

eSchool News

The sequence of professional learning opportunities will highlight the unique ways schools and districts nationwide are implementing innovative strategies and new instructional models to transform learning for their students. News Professional Development

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. Click to learn about Advancement Courses Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

Edsurge

Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community Personal Learning NetworkWho can be a “collaborative changemaker”? Anyone, according to St.

Sharing Ideas with @Learning100

CUE

An important part of my role as a student learning coach in a K-5 building (with over 40 teachers) is to encourage each of them to implement new or different ideas whenever, wherever, and however they can in order to enhance student learning outcomes.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re learning, and we are providing them that environment to push those boundaries. As we blend our schools and we blend our classrooms, we need to effectively take students and help them to be safe online as well as in our physical spaces.

Getting the Most from Collaboration Tools

edWeb.net

In her presentation, “ Collaboration Near and Far in Digital Professional Learning Communities,” Geri Gillespy, Administrator of Digital Integration at West Ada School District in ID, talked about how to get the most out of online collaboration programs.

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A school leader’s guide to personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

I recently caught up with Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, Elizabeth Bobst and Nancy Mangum to discuss some of the key takeaways of their new book, Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change. The authors offer guidance for principals and other school leaders who are aiming to leverage the power of technology to help make student-centered learning a reality. Mary Ann: We know that each student has unique strengths, learning differences, and passions.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

How to Create Drag and Drop Activities with Google Slides – SULS027

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Drag and Drop Activities with Google Slides – SULS027 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are many ways for teachers to use this idea to create learning experiences for students. STEP 1: Plan Your Activity and Align to Your Learning Goals.

Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Generously supported by Ted Dintersmith and in cooperation with the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders , the goal was to kick off a three-year investment in leadership capacity-building across the state for future-ready learning, teaching, and schooling.

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Gear: Personalized Professional Learning ).

10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn more about the Student Selector here. #3: To learn more and see examples, see this post: 5 Ways to Organize Google Classroom. Shake Up Learning 2019.

Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Do you need help with learning about sharing? Bring the Power of Shake Up Learning and Kasey Bell to Your School, District, or Event! Ready to shake up learning in your school or at your event? Shake Up Learning 2019.

Frederick County’s Call to Administrators: Focus on the “Innovator” and “Early Adopter” Teachers, First

Edsurge

Whether a district has limited resources or in-house expertise, anyone can move toward personalizing learning by using our district's approach as a blueprint. If you feel you have arrived late to blended and personalized learning, relax. But we note that they are not consumers in the sense of exchanging money for good or services, but rather as investing considerable time, energy and passion (the currency of teaching) in the blended learning innovation.

SXSW EDU 2018 Panel Picker

The Christensen Institute

Panelists will share their innovative approaches to coaching, mentoring and community-based learning that nurture and expand student support networks. Blended Warming – Building a Learning Ecosystem. Connecting the Dots: Encouraging Lifelong Learning.

Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042

Shake Up Learning

The post Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Not every professional development book is made equal. In every book on this list, the main focus is on the four C’s and putting student learning first.

25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects appeared first on Shake Up Learning. ” For more ideas on how to implement reflection strategies, check out this article from ASCD, “ Learning Through Reflection.” Want to Learn More? Shake Up Learning 2019.

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. Currently, about 30,000 students in the state take courses through Virtual Arkansas and the program employs dozens of teachers, whose experience with blended learning might be spotty at best.

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Feedback is an essential piece of the learning process that often gets overlooked or watered down. Click here to learn how this works in the mobile app. Shake Up Learning 2019.