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    Tackling access to International Baccalaureate courses with blended learning

    May 15, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Last year, we published our first paper on blended learning featuring schools outside of the US – Blended Beyond Borders. Part of this research included the distribution of a survey that would capture data on technology tools used in Brazilian, Malaysian, and South African classrooms. Pamoja, an online provider for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme […]

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    How a Station Rotation partnership is driving student success

    May 7, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    The power of partnerships between schools, districts, companies, and programs to reach students learning goals does not go unnoticed on the Blended Learning Universe (BLU). A few months ago, I was perusing our BLU Directory to uncover the kinds of partnerships schools and districts were forging to bring blended learning into classrooms. I came across […]

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    10 Popular Edtech Tools for Blended Learning

    March 20, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. For over five years, we at the Christensen Institute have been collecting data on blended-learning schools from around the world. In 2016, we launched our redesigned Blended Learning Universe – […]

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    New shared online space opens for educator PD

    March 13, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    One of the most important pieces to transforming instruction is equipping educators with high-quality professional development resources. Oftentimes, however, it’s difficult to find free, comprehensive tools online that guide both teachers and administrators. The information is out there, but it’s often siloed and difficult to find via searches thanks to varied terms and definitions within […]

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    5 Steps to a Successful Blended School Visit

    March 8, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a blended newbie, it’s always helpful to learn from your peers about how they implement their blended-learning programs. One of the best ways to understand how teachers are changing their instruction is to observe a classroom in person. But sometimes it’s daunting to visit a school – what are […]

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    Inspiring math students with a South African NGO’s blended-learning program

    February 15, 2018 | by Katrina Bushko

    Last November, at the 2017 WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar we presented our first white paper on blended learning outside the US, Blended Beyond Borders, and also had the opportunity to meet many great researchers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs making an impact in the global innovative education space. Among them was Jo Besford, director of […]

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