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    3 subtle shifts to boost blended performance

    October 31, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    Implementing innovative ideas in an established, bureaucratic system of education is not always easy and almost never happens seamlessly. As someone who helps traditional schools implement blended models, I constantly see the tension between existing structures or norms and innovative concepts. Many schools see the benefits of combining online learning with face-to-face instruction and want […]

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    The do’s and don’ts of blended teaching for remediation

    August 29, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    Blended learning started in many cases by serving students in nontraditional settings (as disruptive innovations do), but we know that blended approaches have since grown, expanded, and evolved to serve millions of students in a variety of settings. Blended learning is now employed to meet a wide range of needs across student populations, and no […]

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    Is your school ready for blended? Tech alone won’t tell.

    March 27, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    It’s that time of year…the time when school, district, and/or network leaders make decisions about the major changes that will take place in their schools this fall. This is often a time when “blended learning” enters conversation, filled with a myriad of promises: to improve the school’s finances, boost student achievement, and cultivate 21st-century learners […]

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    Squaring digitization and personalization in 2018

    January 11, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    As technology has been on the rise in education, traditional instruction has simultaneously been demonized. Education innovators posit that classrooms have hardly changed since the industrial era when they were designed to “produce” students with a certain set of knowledge and skills in the same way a production line at a factory churns out identical […]

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    Confessions of a blended leader

    October 31, 2017 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    Have you ever felt like your blended- or personalized-learning program should be more innovative than it is? I certainly have. In my role as blended learning coordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), I help leaders and teachers in Catholic schools implement blended-learning programs. I am always a little self-conscious about describing our schools’ model as […]

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