Archive for the ‘Blended Learning Trends’ Category

    Is the Enriched Virtual blended-learning model the future of high school?

    June 27, 2019 | by Jenny White

    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 […]

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    BPLC19: 5 hard-earned lessons from the messy, rewarding work of blended learning

    April 25, 2019 | by Chelsea Waite and Jenny White

    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, […]

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    How to avoid the student learning plateau in blended programs

    January 29, 2019 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    It takes time to achieve results. Whether starting a new exercise program, restructuring your team, or trying out a new morning routine, we’ve all realized that it usually takes months or even years to see the results of our hard work. Since I started my role as a blended-learning coordinator in 2016, I have found […]

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    Where digitization and blended learning meet: What can we learn from China’s journey into blended learning?

    October 10, 2018 | by Lucy Chen

    Research over the last decade has shown how blended learning has gained a strong foothold in U.S. schools, but is a similar trend happening in schools abroad? How might uncovering international trends inform our efforts here in the states? In my studies on innovation in education, I have been particularly curious to learn whether or […]

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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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    Blended learning trend watch: Most-practiced models

    May 10, 2018 | by Jenny White

    If someone had to guess which blended-learning model schools implement the most, it may not be that difficult a choice. If your school is implementing blended learning, chances are your model(s) may fit under at least one of two categories: Station Rotation or Flex. Indeed, Station Rotation and Flex are the top two models reported […]

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