Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

    Who are great blended-learning teachers?

    September 6, 2018 | by Heather Staker

    What does it take to be a great teacher in a blended program? To ask that same question in education parlance, what competencies—meaning motives, traits, self-concepts, values, knowledge, and skills—matter most for teachers who are substituting online learning for part of face-to-face instruction? Online and blended learning are relatively new. The precise list of competencies […]

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    The do’s and don’ts of blended teaching for remediation

    August 29, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    Blended learning started in many cases by serving students in nontraditional settings (as disruptive innovations do), but we know that blended approaches have since grown, expanded, and evolved to serve millions of students in a variety of settings. Blended learning is now employed to meet a wide range of needs across student populations, and no […]

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    The key to successful change initiatives? Early adopter teachers

    August 22, 2018 | by Cathy Sanford

    It is 5pm on a Tuesday in April, and Liz has just dropped her daughter off at cheer practice. Instead of heading home to think about dinner, chatting with other moms, or checking her social media accounts, Liz spends the next 95 minutes in a nearby Starbucks completing three playlists for her engineering design class. […]

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    5 Ingredients To Craft A Culture of Innovation

    August 16, 2018 | by Keara Duggan

    As school and school system leaders implement blended and personalized learning, they often look to make a shift, not only to their instructional models, but also to their organizational culture. As a part of an education consulting team, I’m often hired to support schools and districts to make the shift to blended and personalized learning, […]

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    Is Marketing Your School District a Thing? Tips for Storytelling

    August 7, 2018 | by Yosr Najjar

    Stories are all around us. Researchers found that personal stories and gossip make up 65% of our conversation. Some stories are as small as 6 words or 280 characters, and others are the length of a book or a movie. Your best stories are told in multiple lengths and forms. For successful branding, districts need to showcase […]

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    How Can Blended Learning Support Competency-Based Education?

    August 2, 2018 | by Casey Lynch

    In our work on the BLU Directory, we have discovered that many schools choose to implement blended learning as a tool to support competency-based education (CBE). Why is blended learning particularly suited to support CBE? Do all models of blended learning have the potential to enhance CBE? We look to the directory to observe how […]

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