Archive for April, 2019

    BPLC19: 5 hard-earned lessons from the messy, rewarding work of blended learning

    April 25, 2019 | by Chelsea Waite and Jenny White

    At this year’s Blended and Personalized Learning Conference, participants faced head-on their ongoing challenges to making effective, personalized and blended learning mainstream. The work’s easier said than done, especially when it comes to expanding practice beyond early adopters, adapting approaches to students’ contexts, or coordinating across teams to support a new instructional approach. The event, […]

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    The way people think about edtech misses the mark

    April 23, 2019 | by Thomas Arnett

    Does adaptive learning software improve test scores? Does a 1:1 device initiative improve learning? Is screen time good for students? Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech. But whether you’re an edtech advocate or a critic, if you’re asking questions like these, you’re missing the mark. All of these questions stand atop an […]

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    Students harness the skill of preparedness through blended learning

    April 16, 2019 | by Amira Awaad

    In our school,  numerous educators have long practiced cooperative learning pedagogical methods. But we’ve recognized that blended learning is another  effective mediator to help support student learning in a rapidly changing world. For instance, one benefit to students of a blended-learning approach has been the driver of our school’s work: preparedness. It is the skill […]

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