Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Regina Giraldo-García on episode 498 Dr. Regina Giraldo-García shares her research on what makes effective blended learning that promotes student leadership and a student-centered approach.

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.

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.

25 professional learning conversation stations

Dangerously Irrelevant

This past Thursday I created 25 professional learning ‘conversation stations’ for my principal licensure students. We learned a lot and had some awesome conversations together! Making learning a part of everyday work. Escape from the zero-learning zone.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Playing to Learn

Digital Promise

With support and collaborative input from the LEGO Foundation, Project Zero embarked on an exploration of the pedagogy of play in 2015, in partnership with the International School of Billund in Denmark, which has made play a key part of its approach to learning. Learn More.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber.

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I Have a Dream: Authentic Learning

User Generated Education

I wrote a post earlier this year entitled, Authentic Learning Experiences. Some of the characteristics of authentic learning I identified are summarized in this graphic: The Task. This authentic learning experience began by watching Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech.

Solving Challenges for Deeper Learning in Science

Digital Promise

However, this model of instruction does not align with our emerging understanding of how students learn science best. With this unique innovation in standards, states and school districts have been challenged to identify high-quality materials aligned with this new model of science learning.

Foster Social-Emotional Learning through Making

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. This cohort program is dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. Maker learning is more than just making “stuff.”

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

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.

Teaching for Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

When Professor Jal Mehta and then-doctoral candidate Sarah Fine embarked on their exploration of deeper learning in American high schools, they were initially disappointed. If deeper learning wasn’t the norm here, they wondered, where was it?

Introducing Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning are excited to introduce Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection —a web app designed to connect members of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools community to each other and to key resources.

Maine Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. The core of the Framework are student learning experiences and a district’s Shared Vision for Learning.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

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

4 Easy Ways To Improve Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

For me it was learning where I connected to the presenter and the presentation immediately. And where the presenter helped me make connections to what I was learning and why it was important. The purpose is to bring all voices to the table to learn and grow together.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

This lost opportunity to engage and excite us about learning makes you wonder: Why do only some students get these opportunities in the first place? This prevents us from exploring all of the aspects of technology in learning and how it can be applied to society.

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.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Social-Emotional Learning

Tom Murray

Blog #LeadershipMinute @basil_marin Basil Marin Social-Emotional LearningBasil Marin joins Tom for this #LeadershipMinute.

How ed-tech can enhance collaborative learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Ever since the classroom was invented educators have been using the latest technologies to enhance the learning process and support students in achieving the best academic outcomes. How ed-tech enhances collaborative learning. E-learning

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.

Designing Inclusive Learning Spaces

Tom Murray

” – Jonathan Swift Over the past few years, learning space redesign has become one of the trendiest topics in education. Yet, it’s imperative to remember that redesigning learning spaces is about how design impacts the brain and learning; NOT about being pretty for Pinterest. Simply put, there’s no connection between decorations and learning. A “campfire” is a space where people gather to learn from an expert.

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.

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.

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.

Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

Since then, I’ve been lucky to be part of multiple personalized learning implementations using different platforms at a variety of schools. This means incorporating best practices for teaching and learning into daily routines rather than simply using provided lessons as a script.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am pleased to announce that my book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory: Preparing for the New Generation of Students is now available! My chapter is titled Multimedia Learning and the Educational Leader. Multimedia learning and the educational leader.

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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5 Ways to Teach Conflict Resolution Through Social-Emotional Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Skills for settling differences--and handling the feelings around conflict--in the classroom are essential to create healthy learning environments for students. The post 5 Ways to Teach Conflict Resolution Through Social-Emotional Learning appeared first on Market Brief.

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.

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.

8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape

TeacherCast

The post 8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. As technology advances and the disadvantages are dealt with, elearning is becoming ever more competitive.

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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.