Archive for the ‘Innovations in Teaching’ Category

    Personalized teaching: 4 funding strategies to amplify teacher impact

    April 10, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett and Luis Flores

    Great teaching is at the heart of high-quality personalized learning. Accordingly, one of the best things a school can do to improve the personalized learning experiences of its students is to expand the impact of its highest-performing teachers. Of course, expanding the reach of great teachers is easier said than done–especially when it comes to […]

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    Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

    March 16, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett and Luis Flores

    Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. Increasingly, we also see schools experimenting with staffing arrangements—essentially, how adults […]

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    Participate in emerging research on blended teaching competencies

    March 7, 2018 | by contributor

    The Blended Learning Universe is partnering with researchers at Brigham Young University to better understand the current status of existing blended teaching competencies. The researchers, Emily Pulham and Dr. Charles Graham, aim to better gauge the level of blended teaching knowledge, understanding, and skill. The link below is a 35-45-minute assessment of selected blended teacher […]

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    50 practitioners showcase noteworthy blended-learning tactics

    February 23, 2018 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    Blended and personalized learning practices are often in flux in classrooms, schools, and districts. Practitioners aren’t just trying to learn the latest from peers, but to share and develop the tactics that can make learning more student-centered and equitable. Enter our annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. This year’s conference offers […]

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    Should schools ban spiral notebooks?

    February 6, 2018 | by Thomas Arnett

    From the first-hand experiences of millions of students and teachers worldwide, it’s clear that paper notebooks are a deterrent to quality education. For generations, students have used them in class to scribble or doodle, pass messages to their friends, or construct wads, planes, and spitball projectiles. Given the numerous ways students can use their notebooks […]

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    Squaring digitization and personalization in 2018

    January 11, 2018 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    As technology has been on the rise in education, traditional instruction has simultaneously been demonized. Education innovators posit that classrooms have hardly changed since the industrial era when they were designed to “produce” students with a certain set of knowledge and skills in the same way a production line at a factory churns out identical […]

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