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    Ask the experts: Crowdsourced solutions to 4 problems of blended practice

    April 18, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Earlier this month, the Christensen Institute, Highlander Institute, and The Learning Accelerator welcomed over 100 advanced blended- and personalized-learning practitioners to Providence, Rhode Island as part of a two-day meeting-of-the-minds leading up to the 2018 Blended and Personalized Learning Conference. Part of the event featured peer-focused consultancies, in which one or two leaders presented a […]

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    “Super school” targets at-risk students for real-world success

    March 30, 2018 | by Jenny White

    What’s fueling the student experience at one of the country’s aptly named “super schools”? In part, blended learning is helping to unlock a wholly new approach to high school. At Da Vinci RISE High School, a new charter school headquartered in Hawthorne, California (and a 2016 XQ: The Super School Project grant recipient), the student […]

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    Blended-learning trend watch: Specific models for specific programs

    March 14, 2018 | by Jenny White

    According to recent data from BLU profiles, more and more schools are seeking to harness blended learning for special student populations, such as English language learners and special education students. When shifting to a digital, blended-learning environment tailored to special needs, it’s helpful to consider the practices other schools are implementing to serve similar student […]

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    How to customize learning with Individual Rotation

    March 6, 2018 | by Jenny White

    As schools and classrooms become more interested, and invested, in blended learning, it’s a good idea to have a deeper understanding of the unique models that have the potential to support teachers in meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners.   Our first post on a blended-learning model focused on Flex. In this […]

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    7 must-knows from blended-learning early adopters

    December 12, 2017 | by Jenny White

    Blended learning mavericks reveal what works and what doesn’t for K-12 blended and personalized learning implementations. Earlier this year, the Highlander Institute, The Learning Accelerator and The Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of […]

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    Teaching in the blended-learning classroom: A snapshot of experiences from BLU teachers

    November 2, 2017 | by Jenny White

    Most of the readers of this blog know what it’s like to teach in a blended-learning classroom. But if you asked hundreds of educators around the country about their blended teaching experience, how many would share the same experiences, successes and challenges that you face? Earlier this year, the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) partnered with […]

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