The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

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. A great deal has changed since 2012 when it comes to blended learning.

Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers. For related discussions, see 21st century skills, relevance, and rigor ( Authentic Learning ). Qualities of Authentic Learning.

Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

I field a lot of questions about classroom management when I work with teachers transitioning to blended learning. Teachers worry about what will happen when they shift from whole group lessons to blended learning models that encourage student agency. Learning

If you want deeper learning…

Dangerously Irrelevant

You can’t get to deeper learning with worksheets and end-of-chapter review questions. You can’t get to deeper learning with self-paced adaptive learning modules that emphasize facts and procedures. You can’t get to deeper learning with multiple-choice software and apps.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the top trends affecting HR in higher education and learn more about how HR can make a difference by aligning with institutional priorities.

Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

One of the biggest challenges many teachers face when shifting from traditional teacher-led instruction to blended learning models is the release of control from the teacher to the student. Learning

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. Recently I was conducting learning walks in Edward K.

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

At the same time, innovative education leaders and classroom teachers are engaging, motivating, and nurturing students to develop mindsets for college and career readiness and lifelong learning, and they are supporting social and emotional development. Extend the Learning Day.

3 Shifts to Make Learning Personal

A Principal's Reflections

The key to strengthening learning and instruction consists of the right balance of two main components: Instruction (what the teacher does) Learning (what the student does) Balance surely is important. Making learning personal is a means to this end.

Blended Learning: A Bridge to Personalization

Catlin Tucker

Blended learning is the combination of active engaged learning online and active engaged learning offline with the goal of giving students more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning. Personalized learning is a hot topic in education.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap. Learning in (pp.

Who Should Facilitate Professional Learning?

A Principal's Reflections

There is often a debate in physical and virtual spaces about who should facilitate professional learning for educators. Quality professional learning takes time and goes well beyond one and done. That is what all educators expect and deserve when it comes to professional learning.

Learning Walks

A Principal's Reflections

What many people also don’t realize is that even though all eyes were on the digital aspects of our transformation, it was the continuous focus on improving teaching and learning that ultimately led to results. Additionally, my admin team and I conducted learning walks every day.

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that. If someone has to learn, they can learn – period.

Powerful Learning is Collaborative and Connected

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.

Powerful Learning is Inquisitive and Reflective

Digital Promise

This is the fourth post in our series on “Powerful Learning,” a set of principles guiding our work supporting schools and educators to develop learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners as we introduce new technologies. Get started with Powerful Learning.

Research-Influenced Learning Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Below is an adapted section of Chapter 4 from our book that looks as research that can influence learning space design in classrooms and schools. Image credit: [link] One area where we found a growing body of research was learning space design.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling. All of these experiences empowered us to think about and then create a deep learning experience that could be easily accessible to all educators across the globe.

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Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. Advocates for and critics against personalized learning will inevitably interpret these findings in wildly different ways.

I Connect, Therefore I Learn

Catlin Tucker

Is it possible to learn without being connected? Established learning theories, like behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism, are grounded in the idea that learning occurs inside the human brain. People no longer need direct experience with something to learn about it.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

Documenting Learning

User Generated Education

I believe in and promote learning-by-doing and hands-on learning. I approach experiential learning from a cycle of learning which includes reflecting on and analysis of things done through learning-by-doing.

How Cohorts Drive Maker Learning Growth Opportunities

Digital Promise

In July 2018, representatives from 10 Pittsburgh-area schools excitedly gathered with the goal of growing maker learning opportunities as the Southwest Pennsylvania Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. Cohorts Spur Collaborative Progress for Maker Learning.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different. Uncommon learning refers to initiatives and pedagogical techniques that are not present in scale in a typical school or district.

Efficacy in Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

As a supporter of the purposeful use of technology and innovative practices, I had to illustrate how effective these strategies were at improving learning. Once an overall vision for digital learning is firmly in place you can begin to work on the structures and supports to ensure success.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

The discussion about learning and what constitutes “good learning” is almost always couched in the context of a classroom. They can jump online and watch a video tutorial to learn how to do something that interests them. She enjoys learning. Learning

Hyperdocs & Self-Paced Learning

Catlin Tucker

As I read through their handbook, I began thinking about the value of using hyperdocs not just for stations but for all kinds of lessons to allow my students more opportunities to control the pace of their learning. Learning

5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

Neo LMS

This means they don’t particularly enjoy being surrounded by people at all times, they are not very vocal about neither their struggles nor their successes in their learning process, need a little extra time to participate in any kind of discussion and are painfully aware of their surroundings.

Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning. Because they learn differently, they need different tools.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create. PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Meaningful Learning Begins and Ends with the Opportunities We Create

A Principal's Reflections

Learning hasn’t really changed, but the conditions that impact and influence it has. When it comes to learning the emphasis has to be on what the kids do, not the adult. Therein lies the significant distinction between teaching and learning. All kids can learn.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”.

6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. With new learning technologies and techniques always emerging and evolving, it can be hard for anyone involved in creating and delivering learning materials to keep up. E-learning trends come and go. Adaptive learning.

Introducing the Maker Learning Leadership Framework

Digital Promise

Maker learning first entered schools with the support of a grassroots coalition of teachers, students, and community advocates who wanted learning to be more hands-on, personalized, and relevant. Blog Maker Learning

Learning to Learn at Work

Digital Promise

Most of the skills we need to do our jobs — the ability to complete tasks, collaborate with colleagues, circumvent obstacles, and plan for future assignments — are skills we learn at work, not before. But when employees learn by doing, they don’t always recognize when and how the learning is happening — and likewise do not consider the best ways to optimize their learning as they carry out tasks. The only learning that happens in this mindset is accidental learning.

Wanna Know If Students Are Learning? Ask Them These 4 Questions

The Web20Classroom

It can be a struggle to best help students understand what they are learning or for students to articulate their learning in meaningful ways. Based on how I had been taught to be an educator the best ways to know if students are learning was to give them a test.

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

Teacher Reboot Camp

While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. These are skills I outline in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions.