Archive for the ‘Blended Learning Design’ Category

    3 ways district cross-collaboration can support teachers

    October 5, 2018 | by Maeve Murray

    Generally in education, we’ve found that initiatives and solutions can be siloed within one specific district. In a place the size of Rhode Island, it may surprise you that there are 66 individual local education agencies (LEAs), including traditional public districts and charter networks. It’s not uncommon for neighbors to confront the same challenges, with […]

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    Three common misconceptions that thwart school improvement

    October 3, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    Misconceptions are dangerous things. They shackle our visions of what’s possible and doom us to consequences we do not expect. For example, a student who believes her genes predetermine her academic abilities may avoid crucial learning experiences that are initially challenging. A student who believes his postgraduation success will flow from his intellectual prowess may […]

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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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    New framework helps unlock transformative, creative learning

    May 2, 2018 | by Emily Pulham

    In today’s world, many schools experimenting with, or building on, classroom education programs, like blended learning, often get so excited about the new technology available that they may neglect the underlying effectiveness of it for the program, and ultimately student and classroom performance. As an administrator or teacher, it can be difficult to evaluate the […]

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    “Super school” targets at-risk students for real-world success

    March 30, 2018 | by Jenny White

    What’s fueling the student experience at one of the country’s aptly named “super schools”? In part, blended learning is helping to unlock a wholly new approach to high school. At Da Vinci RISE High School, a new charter school headquartered in Hawthorne, California (and a 2016 XQ: The Super School Project grant recipient), the student […]

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