Author Archive

    9 steps to creating and managing successful blended classrooms

    July 2, 2019 | by Jenny White

    “Going blended” is about more than just technology—it’s about rethinking instruction and effectively managing innovation over time. While that can seem daunting, the Christensen Institute’s Blended Learning Universe (BLU) has a research-driven design guide to support educators as they build (and refine) their blended-learning programs. This guide can be adopted by teachers striving to implement […]

    Read More

    Is the Enriched Virtual blended-learning model the future of high school?

    June 27, 2019 | by Jenny White

    Many in the education innovation space are thinking about high school redesign to better reflect students’ 21st century learning needs. Initiatives like the XQ Super School project and the Department of Education’s Next Generation High Schools have accelerated a national conversation on reimagining the high school experience to include “real-world” learning components as well as […]

    Read More

    3 secrets to successful Station Rotations

    March 21, 2019 | by Jenny White

    Station Rotation is one of the most popular blended-learning approaches. The model isn’t new or unique to blended learning; teachers have been using learning activity “centers” in their classrooms for decades, particularly at the elementary level. What qualifies Station Rotation as a blended model is when at least one station involves student-led online learning. By […]

    Read More

    Blended-learning advice for educators from educators

    January 16, 2019 | by Jenny White

    “What’s the one piece of advice you’d give educators leading emerging blended-learning programs?” is among the set of questions we ask educators on school profiles in the BLU directory—and it often yields the most interesting responses. With 2019 underway, if you’re an educator reading this blog, chances are you’re kicking off a new blended practice […]

    Read More

    Most viewed BLU profiles of 2018

    December 20, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Each blended-learning school and district has a unique journey toward creating more student-centered learning experiences. In the BLU Directory, we’ve cataloged over 670 of those journeys. And this year, over 20,000 people searched the directory’s schools. So which BLU profiles garnered the most attention this year? Here are the 10 profiles with top views: Alpha: Blanca […]

    Read More

    The BLU’s Top 10 Stories of 2018

    December 18, 2018 | by Jenny White

    As the year draws to a close, we want to thank the international community of educators who practice blended learning to better support each of their students on their learning paths and toward their goals. Cheers to another year of great work! As we reflect on the inspiring practices that took flight this year, let’s […]

    Read More