Archive for the ‘Innovations in Teaching’ Category

    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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    7 must-knows from blended-learning early adopters

    December 12, 2017 | by Jenny White

    Blended learning mavericks reveal what works and what doesn’t for K-12 blended and personalized learning implementations. Earlier this year, the Highlander Institute, The Learning Accelerator and The Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of […]

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    Blended Beyond Borders

    November 14, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

    DOWNLOAD PAPER EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Over the past two decades, technology use in schools has surged worldwide. The open question remains, however, as to how exactly the rise in technology correlates with fundamental shifts in teaching, learning, and student outcomes. Although this report touches on a number of school-based efforts to implement edtech, we focus on […]

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    Teaching in the blended-learning classroom: A snapshot of experiences from BLU teachers

    November 2, 2017 | by Jenny White

    Most of the readers of this blog know what it’s like to teach in a blended-learning classroom. But if you asked hundreds of educators around the country about their blended teaching experience, how many would share the same experiences, successes and challenges that you face? Earlier this year, the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) partnered with […]

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    Teachers are managers—so let’s give them the tools to manage

    January 24, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

    Good management is hard. Typically, employees grow into manager roles over time. In most industries, employees must first prove themselves effective at their own job; then, they may take on some administrative duties; and only much later do leaders oversee large groups of employees and become responsible for motivating, training, and retaining them. But two […]

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    Teaching may change, but students are at center

    July 27, 2016 | by Thomas Arnett

    In this post, I share an excerpt from a recent interview with Chris Walter, a blended-learning math and science teacher at Innovations Early College High School in the Salt Lake City School District in Utah. Innovations operates a Flex model of blended learning in which students access all the assignments and learning resources for most […]

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