“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 […]

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 […]

When we talk about teachers and the use of classroom data, we’re often talking about data produced via assessment – “the systematic collection and analysis of information to improve student learning (Stassen).” This word can conjure a lot of things for a lot of people, ranging from the high-stakes world of accountability tests to a […]

Late last year, iNACOL published a landscape analysis of personalized learning across the country. The report showed emerging growth, but it also demonstrated how key elements of personalized learning are still not widely practiced in schools. These findings speak to a broader question plaguing personalized learning advocates: what is limiting our ability to scale personalization? Undoubtedly there […]

When schools think about incorporating personalized learning, it may seem intuitive to consider resources like specific technologies or professional development plans. But there’s another critical resource that too often gets discounted but is hiding in plain sight: time. Although schools may manage to add more time on the margins with a “just do more” mindset, […]

At this year’s Blended and Personalized Learning Conference, participants faced head-on their ongoing challenges to making effective, personalized and blended learning mainstream. The work’s easier said than done, especially when it comes to expanding practice beyond early adopters, adapting approaches to students’ contexts, or coordinating across teams to support a new instructional approach. The event, […]