Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

    The underestimated resource for personalized learning (and how to get more of it)

    May 7, 2019 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    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, […]

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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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    The way people think about edtech misses the mark

    April 23, 2019 | by Thomas Arnett

    Does adaptive learning software improve test scores? Does a 1:1 device initiative improve learning? Is screen time good for students? Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech. But whether you’re an edtech advocate or a critic, if you’re asking questions like these, you’re missing the mark. All of these questions stand atop an […]

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    Students harness the skill of preparedness through blended learning

    April 16, 2019 | by Amira Awaad

    In our school,  numerous educators have long practiced cooperative learning pedagogical methods. But we’ve recognized that blended learning is another  effective mediator to help support student learning in a rapidly changing world. For instance, one benefit to students of a blended-learning approach has been the driver of our school’s work: preparedness. It is the skill […]

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    Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

    March 28, 2019 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches. Beyond just restructuring the classroom, blended-learning models are starting to open up new connections and diversify students’ networks. This has huge potential to address not just achievement gaps, but opportunity gaps. Over the years, […]

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    3 secrets to successful Station Rotations

    March 21, 2019 | by Jenny White

    Station Rotation is one of the most popular blended-learning approaches. The model isn’t new or unique to blended learning; teachers have been using learning activity “centers” in their classrooms for decades, particularly at the elementary level. What qualifies Station Rotation as a blended model is when at least one station involves student-led online learning. By […]

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