Posts Tagged ‘blended-learning’

    Uncovering What Works in Blended Learning

    October 7, 2016 | by Clifford Maxwell

    To scale effective blended and personalized learning environments, we first need to develop a better understanding of what learning approaches work, for which students, in what circumstances. This level of insight is necessary to build replicable theories of change, and it will move us beyond educational “best practices” that lack true predictive power. As we’ve […]

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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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    4 tips for developing effective professional development for blended learning

    September 15, 2016 | by Stepan Mekhitarian

    With the growing prevalence of blended learning in classrooms across the country, the need for teacher training for effective implementation is more critical than ever. In order to better understand the skills and training required to implement blended learning effectively, I conducted a three-year doctoral research study at three public school sites in Los Angeles. […]

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    6 tips from blended learning innovators leading change

    August 25, 2016 | by Julia Freeland

    Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the […]

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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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