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    Evolving beyond full-time virtual: A Q&A with District 49’s Andy Franko

    May 24, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

    In 2009, District 49, a suburban school district in Colorado Springs, launched a virtual high school to offer a flexible learning option for alternative students. Since then, however, the district has adapted the program to a blended learning environment that provides students with face-to-face support throughout their learning process. Today, the district’s iZone Connect program […]

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    Can teachers really do it all?

    May 9, 2017 | by Thomas Arnett

    Many teachers feel a need to go beyond their regular responsibilities to support and nurture their students. I’ve written previously about the heroic lengths we often expect teachers to bridge. Recently, I was impressed by how Dominicca Washington, a teacher in South Chicago, described the lengths she and other teachers undertake to make a difference […]

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    Which blended learning model(s) do you use?

    April 27, 2017 | by Jenny White

    When educators create a profile of their school’s blended programs on the Blended Learning Universe (BLU), the first question they’re asked is, “What’s your model?” The Christensen Institute identifies seven distinct models of blended learning: Station Rotation, Individual Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, A La Carte, Enriched Virtual and Flex. Identifying and classifying an instructional […]

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    What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

    April 25, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

      Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., (which we cohosted with our partners at Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator), I boarded an evening flight back to D.C. Just after takeoff, a school principal from Virginia seated in the row just ahead […]

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    Teachers, tell us about your blended-learning practice

    March 28, 2017 | by Jenny White

    We are inviting teachers from your school to participate in a survey of blended-learning teachers being conducted by The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning and Evergreen Education Group. The survey contains 17 questions that ask about teachers’ experiences and opinions, and is designed to be answered in 10 minutes. The survey can be taken anonymously, […]

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    5 Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right

    March 21, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

    When implementing a blended learning model, it is important for schools to be aware of key components and steps to integrate into their plan. In “Five Tips for Getting Blended Learning Right,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Achieve3000, Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, gave schools the tips they […]

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