Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

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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. Brown liked the shift to online work.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

Wisewire

Learning House’s most recent survey of online students (2017) notes that 52% of respondents reviewed programs at three or more institutions before making their decision. Competition is, therefore, becoming a much more relevant concern for institutions offering online degrees.

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

With this in mind, more school districts and local governments are trying to identify lower-cost learning opportunities that can still vault students into well-paying careers.

Dropout Detective Offers Academic ‘Credit Scores’—But Is That a Good Thing?

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That’s why it might come as surprise to hear AspirEDU , an educational analytics company, pitch their Dropout Detective software as an “academic credit score” for students. But whereas credit scores are designed to prevent risky buyers from getting approved on loans, Dropout Detective is meant to improve student success and lower dropout rates. In an online course you don’t see the blank stares and it’s so easy for students to slip through the cracks,” Jones explains.

The big jobs of small-town principals

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Today, research suggests that school leadership can have a profound impact on student learning. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Parents Personalized Learning poverty Principals Rural schools teachers

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

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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.

STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. They don’t just want to learn physics, AP Vocabulary, and whatever else you’re teaching them. I feel like school should be a place where I can learn about their culture and where they came from and for them learn about mine.

STUDENT VOICES: Teachers put you in situations to make you stronger

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Follow The Hechinger Report on Instagram for more great images of teaching and learning. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. IEP is for kids that have a learning disability that don’t get things right away. Student Voices. What do kids really think about school?

STUDENT VOICES: “Challenging” views are considered insubordination

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices. What do kids really think about school? How would they change it?

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

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About three quarters of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in America are mainstreamed, learning alongside hearing students in schools and classes where sign-language interpreters are often in short supply. That reading deficit slows their learning in every other subject.

STUDENT VOICES: If I weren’t here I’d probably be dead

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Then, my counselor talked to me a little bit, and she transferred me out to engineering since I told her that I liked learning how things work and designing things. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices.

STUDENT VOICES: Pay teachers more

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. You’re just learning to take a test. You’re not learning to actually be happy. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices.

STUDENT VOICES: I don’t want to die in the same town I grew up in

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. I feel like I’m learning better, the environment’s nicer and I just feel more welcomed in the morning. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachersStudent Voices.

STUDENT VOICES: The education system encourages students to be dead inside

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STUDENT VOICES: I don’t think you need an A+ in calculus to work a normal job

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Maybe a way to make it better and make students enjoy it more is invest in the teachers so they could go off and learn how to be better teachers. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachers

STUDENT VOICES: I never knew I’d get this far

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STUDENT VOICES: When you’re a teenager you feel like an outsider already

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. It tailors to every style of learning. Whatever you feel like doing, and however you learn best, they give you those outlets. K-12 News Graduation and dropouts online learning Race Rural schools Solutions teachers

Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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They had practiced the dissecting procedure in an online interactive, and now they were ready to raise real scalpels and get a look at the frogs’ insides. Where the model pushes boundaries is in the addition of learning experiences called “expeditions.” Future of Learning.

Why Students Drop Out and What Schools Can Do to Prevent It

Where Learning Clicks

Even though high school completion rates have been on the rise, dropout rates are still alarmingly high. The post Why Students Drop Out and What Schools Can Do to Prevent It appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Are you ever too old to disrupt? What Penn Foster has been up to

The Christensen Institute

Penn Foster is a private company that operates a private online high school, career academy, and institution of higher education. Its high school enrollments saw only modest growth until the company put the product entirely online in 2006. Since then, like many online-learning companies, Penn Foster’s high school has seen significant growth. But its new ventures in the online high school space for adults mark an important new market that make it a company to watch.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

This innovative district lets students choose how to learn

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A district offers students 6 instructional models—an approach that has led to zero dropouts. We have implemented a ‘zero dropout’ policy that does not allow students to drop out of our district,” he said. But rather than imprisoning students in front-facing classrooms, the rural Kentucky district is instead trying to entice at-risk, and even low-risk, students to enjoy their education through a series of innovative and distinct learning pathways–informally called “spokes.”.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. Districts can now share their high-level, blended-learning initiatives and results, as well as link to blended schools within their organizations so that users can see all the blended-learning activity across a district.

Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

Applying the QV Index just to a subset of new institutions would allow us to learn about the feasibility and unintended consequences of such a ratings system. Those students would be better off but might be counted as dropouts nonetheless under the ratings system.”. A Wall Street Journal article last week reported that the Obama administration is running into major political and technical obstacles in completing and rolling out its college ratings system.

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In search of on-ramps to competency-based learning

The Christensen Institute

As a result, we would predict that time-based metrics and incentives could cannibalize many efforts to reinvent learning in a competency-based manner. As a result, these competencies will end up as an iteration or improvement on standards, rather than as a new approach to teaching and learning. A recent American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) publication looked at the overlap of afterschool programs and competency-based learning models. Supplemental online courses.

OPINION: This high-poverty district learned to think differently about teaching and learning

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The district aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet learning standards recently adopted by the state and modeled on the Common Core state standards. Often that involved thinking differently about how, when and where teaching and learning actually occur.

Arne Duncan Joins Board of Ed-Tech Company Pluralsight

Marketplace K-12

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has joined the board of directors for Pluralsight , a Utah-based ed-tech company that provides online courses in various subjects, including software development and information technology, the news site Fast Company reported Thursday. Marketplace K-12 Ed-tech Leadership Online LearningBy Guest Blogger Andrew Ujifusa. Cross-posted from the Politics K-12. Former U.S.

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

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The K-12 school is a part-virtual and part-blended learning space—meaning students from all over the state can attend the virtual school (which serves over 1000 students, according to the principal Nelson Brown) and students within a 70 mile radius can participate in the blended version of the school (which has approximately 300 to 400 students depending on the year). We sit down with students and create a personalized learning plan for each of them. Most of them were dropouts.” “In

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories. We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure.

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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. It seems that technical training is less relevant here than e-learning course design.

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How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

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This study of data has now grown into a dedicated field and Data Science learning is becoming a sought-after career. Data Science leverages modern technologies like AI and machine learning in continuously adapting to various scenarios where security might be a concern. dropouts.

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The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

Wisewire

The Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 Over the last decade, online education has become mainstream. The question, then, is not whether to go online, but how.

How rethinking regulation could help innovation thrive in higher education

The Christensen Institute

But despite a landscape that appears bleak, there are bright spots of innovation on the horizon, illuminating new models that can help students learn, earn college degrees, and find their way in the workforce—all at a fraction of the cost of traditional college.

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. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve.