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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    We’re showing our thanks to the blended-learning community

    November 12, 2018 | by Jenny White

    This week, we’re expressing thanks to education leaders for being part of the Blended Learning Universe (BLU). Whether you’ve already joined the BLU Directory or not, we welcome you to enter our giveaway all week long for the chance to win some great prizes. Enter here. Every day from Monday, November 13th through Friday, November […]

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    Leave little to chance with a discovery-driven approach to blended learning

    October 30, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Almost every educator I’ve asked about leading a blended-learning initiative has expressed that building a blended program is a process, not an event. That’s a big reason why the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) includes as a resource a 9-step design guide to support educators at every step in their blended journey. The design guide is […]

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    Blended-learning trend watch: Models on the rise

    September 27, 2018 | by Jenny White

    This post originally appeared on Smartbrief. Over the years researching blended learning in schools, our team at the Christensen Institute has observed a wide spectrum of blended-learning practices. While there is great diversity of practice, the Institute identifies seven common models leveraged by educators: Station Rotation, Individual Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, A La Carte, Enriched Virtual […]

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