Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

    How to avoid the student learning plateau in blended programs

    January 29, 2019 | by Elizabeth Anthony

    It takes time to achieve results. Whether starting a new exercise program, restructuring your team, or trying out a new morning routine, we’ve all realized that it usually takes months or even years to see the results of our hard work. Since I started my role as a blended-learning coordinator in 2016, I have found […]

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    Blended-learning advice for educators from educators

    January 16, 2019 | by Jenny White

    “What’s the one piece of advice you’d give educators leading emerging blended-learning programs?” is among the set of questions we ask educators on school profiles in the BLU directory—and it often yields the most interesting responses. With 2019 underway, if you’re an educator reading this blog, chances are you’re kicking off a new blended practice […]

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    Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

    January 15, 2019 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    Recently, more than a few education headlines have focused on the concerns surrounding the shaky meaning of personalized learning, oftentimes highlighting the anxieties posed by critics that personalized means the use of technology at the expense of student’s social-emotional development or that personalization is the agenda of Silicon Valley titans. To understand the nuances of personalized learning—and […]

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    Blended learning that connects teachers, students, and parents around Learning Differences

    December 27, 2018 | by Alex Dreier

    This piece is Part 1 of The Friday’s Institute’s insights on effective blended learning to understand learning differences. Stay tuned for Part 2 which will unveil practitioner examples and perspectives on this approach. When my colleagues and I at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation design blended-learning experiences, we tend to judge their effectiveness by the […]

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    Most viewed BLU profiles of 2018

    December 20, 2018 | by Jenny White

    Each blended-learning school and district has a unique journey toward creating more student-centered learning experiences. In the BLU Directory, we’ve cataloged over 670 of those journeys. And this year, over 20,000 people searched the directory’s schools. So which BLU profiles garnered the most attention this year? Here are the 10 profiles with top views: Alpha: Blanca […]

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    The BLU’s Top 10 Stories of 2018

    December 18, 2018 | by Jenny White

    As the year draws to a close, we want to thank the international community of educators who practice blended learning to better support each of their students on their learning paths and toward their goals. Cheers to another year of great work! As we reflect on the inspiring practices that took flight this year, let’s […]

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