Archive for May, 2018

    Failing forward: Why twists and turns toward learning transformations are valuable

    May 25, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Last month, the Christensen Institute co-hosted the annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference with the Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to the main conference, we held a 2-day Advanced Practitioner Summit during which on-the-ground experts joined in discussions around problems of practice and emerging tactics to solve for them. One highlight among those conversations was […]

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    Innovative staffing to personalize learning: How new teaching roles and blended learning help students succeed

    May 24, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    DOWNLOAD PAPER EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In today’s classrooms, teachers face a tall order. They want to differentiate instruction, develop students’ social-emotional skills, and strengthen the bonds among students and caring adults. But addressing all these needs for dozens of students at a time is a herculean task. Many schools have started to help teachers use blended […]

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    Tackling access to International Baccalaureate courses with blended learning

    May 15, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Last year, we published our first paper on blended learning featuring schools outside of the US – Blended Beyond Borders. Part of this research included the distribution of a survey that would capture data on technology tools used in Brazilian, Malaysian, and South African classrooms. Pamoja, an online provider for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme […]

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    Blended learning trend watch: Most-practiced models

    May 10, 2018 | by Jenny White

    If someone had to guess which blended-learning model schools implement the most, it may not be that difficult a choice. If your school is implementing blended learning, chances are your model(s) may fit under at least one of two categories: Station Rotation or Flex. Indeed, Station Rotation and Flex are the top two models reported […]

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    The secret element in blended learning

    May 9, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    By definition, online learning is part of any blended learning classroom. It is the key innovation for enabling student-centered learning at scale. Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. Yet the most powerful and important element in blended learning doesn’t have a touch […]

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    How a Station Rotation partnership is driving student success

    May 7, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    The power of partnerships between schools, districts, companies, and programs to reach students learning goals does not go unnoticed on the Blended Learning Universe (BLU). A few months ago, I was perusing our BLU Directory to uncover the kinds of partnerships schools and districts were forging to bring blended learning into classrooms. I came across […]

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