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    Figuring out flexibility in an elementary classroom

    September 12, 2017 | by Jenny White

    “Everyone was doing the same thing.” In retrospect, 5th-grade teacher Diane Johnson laments the lack of diversity of students’ experiences in her first blended-learning classroom at Orr Elementary School. As part of the first cohort of blended educators in the District of Columbia Public Schools in 2013, Johnson had established a Station Rotation routine in her math […]

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    Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

    August 29, 2017 | by Jenny White

    Prior to participating in a blended-learning pilot, Angela Jones, a teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, had already started putting a great deal of effort into personalizing learning for her students, despite limited access to learning software and devices at the time. In these early personalized classes, Jones led with 15 minutes of whole-group instruction […]

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    Infusing blended learning with voice and choice

    August 21, 2017 | by Jenny White

    A model of blended learning rarely looks the same across classrooms. The models of course aren’t designed to be molds but to be guiding choreographies for a teacher and her students—and inevitably those individuals bring ingenuity to the craft as they improvise to create deeper and more customized learning opportunities. In the case of one 4th-grade teacher […]

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    Our latest case study: Blended (r)evolution

    July 29, 2017 | by Jenny White

    DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The practice of blended learning in K–12 schools has grown immensely over the past several years as school and district leaders have adopted technology with the goal of personalizing learning. Yet, the unfolding of the practice itself—exactly how blended instructional models change and evolve to meet the goals of […]

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    Which blended learning model(s) do you use?

    April 27, 2017 | by Jenny White

    When educators create a profile of their school’s blended programs on the Blended Learning Universe (BLU), the first question they’re asked is, “What’s your model?” The Christensen Institute identifies seven distinct models of blended learning: Station Rotation, Individual Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, A La Carte, Enriched Virtual and Flex. Identifying and classifying an instructional […]

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    Teachers, tell us about your blended-learning practice

    March 28, 2017 | by Jenny White

    We are inviting teachers from your school to participate in a survey of blended-learning teachers being conducted by The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning and Evergreen Education Group. The survey contains 17 questions that ask about teachers’ experiences and opinions, and is designed to be answered in 10 minutes. The survey can be taken anonymously, […]

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