Archive for March, 2018

    Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

    March 16, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett and Luis Flores

    Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. Increasingly, we also see schools experimenting with staffing arrangements—essentially, how adults […]

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    4 ideas for building a performing arts blended-learning program

    March 15, 2018 | by Emily Pulham

    Are you an administrator or teacher wondering how to use blended-learning pedagogy for performing arts classes? What kind of an impact could blended and personalized learning have on the outcomes of the courses you teach or oversee? If funding is cut for performing arts in school, could blended learning be an answer to help when […]

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    Blended-learning trend watch: Specific models for specific programs

    March 14, 2018 | by Jenny White

    According to recent data from BLU profiles, more and more schools are seeking to harness blended learning for special student populations, such as English language learners and special education students. When shifting to a digital, blended-learning environment tailored to special needs, it’s helpful to consider the practices other schools are implementing to serve similar student […]

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    New shared online space opens for educator PD

    March 13, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    One of the most important pieces to transforming instruction is equipping educators with high-quality professional development resources. Oftentimes, however, it’s difficult to find free, comprehensive tools online that guide both teachers and administrators. The information is out there, but it’s often siloed and difficult to find via searches thanks to varied terms and definitions within […]

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    5 Steps to a Successful Blended School Visit

    March 8, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a blended newbie, it’s always helpful to learn from your peers about how they implement their blended-learning programs. One of the best ways to understand how teachers are changing their instruction is to observe a classroom in person. But sometimes it’s daunting to visit a school – what are […]

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    Participate in emerging research on blended teaching competencies

    March 7, 2018 | by contributor

    The Blended Learning Universe is partnering with researchers at Brigham Young University to better understand the current status of existing blended teaching competencies. The researchers, Emily Pulham and Dr. Charles Graham, aim to better gauge the level of blended teaching knowledge, understanding, and skill. The link below is a 35-45-minute assessment of selected blended teacher […]

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