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    Want to talk personalized learning? We’ve got a place for that.

    January 25, 2017 | by Jenny White

    In a field aiming to shift educational practices from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age, educators on the ground today work in a distinctly brave new world. Leaders who are innovating around classroom instruction by adopting nascent practices of blending and personalizing learning are still on the periphery of a system very much entrenched […]

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    Tips from the pros: Making an Enriched Virtual program work for your students

    December 11, 2016 | by Jenny White

    The Enriched Virtual model allows students to complete the majority of coursework online at home or outside of school, but attend school for required face-to-face learning sessions with a teacher. Unlike the Flipped Classroom, Enriched Virtual programs usually don’t require daily school attendance; some programs may only require twice-weekly attendance, for example. The Enriched Virtual […]

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    With blended learning, this network aims to scale high-quality, affordable education

    October 3, 2016 | by Jenny White

    SPARK Schools is a leading transformer of the South African education landscape. Since this independent school network’s flagship campus, SPARK Ferndale, opened in 2013, the network has grown to eight schools and counting. With each new school, SPARK Schools offer a combination of quality and affordability unparalleled by other public and private schools anywhere in […]

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    How trailblazing districts leverage blended learning

    September 13, 2016 | by Jenny White

    Trailblazing districts are forging a new landscape of education with innovative instructional methods bolstered by technology. Among them are Future Ready districts across the country who have taken a pledge to rethink how we prepare students for college, career and life in the 21st century. Since 2014, over 2200 superintendents have signed the Future Ready […]

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    District-led launch of blended learning smoothes, speeds next-gen transition

    August 16, 2016 | by Jenny White

    Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is launching into the future with a comprehensive, 20-school pilot program that paces the escalation of personalized and blended learning across its 174 schools. This program, named the Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) initiative, supports schools as they provide digital learning devices to every student, implement personalized and blended […]

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    How a thoughtful blended design transformed classrooms and culture

    July 1, 2016 | by Jenny White

    Back in 2011, Pleasant View Elementary School’s classrooms had little technology and fairly static instructional models. “We didn’t have wireless internet, let alone Smart Boards or 2:1 devices,” Principal Gara Field said of her first year on the job. The urban preK–5 school in Providence, R.I., however, has since embarked on a tremendous transformation, ignited […]

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