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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:The Basics of Blended Instruction

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:The Basics of Blended Instruction

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The Ultimate Guide to Blended Learning Models “Have you heard of Blended Learning?” You’re probably rolling your eyes at the screen. If you’'ve been anywhere in the remote vicinity of the education realm in the past couple years, you'’ve heard of and have probably seen efforts to blend online and offline learning in your classrooms and schools. On a very basic level, Blended Learning is simply the use of online learning (via the web, digital program, or other digital means) and offline learning (traditional brick-and-mortar setting, group-based projects, discussion, etc.) as a means to personalize instruction within the classroom.

Blended Learning Definitions The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience. The majority of blended-learning programs resemble one of four models: Rotation, Flex, A La Carte, and Enriched Virtual. The Rotation model includes four sub-models: Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, and Individual Rotation. 1.

5 Skills for Blended-Learning Teachers Blended Learning | Viewpoint 5 Skills for Blended-Learning Teachers In the seventh installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker outline the five skills that will increasingly be important for many teachers in the future. By Michael Horn, Heather Staker10/04/12 Proof Points: Blended Learning Success in School Districts September 19, 2015 September 2015 We teamed up with the Evergreen Education Group to publish 12 case studies of how traditional school districts improved student learning outcomes after implementing blended learning.

Our Vision Leveraging technology, personalizing learning, empowering teachers, accelerating results, elevating our community Our Objective To transform our schools, over the course of the next five years, into blended learning environments 12 Ways to Create Flipped Learning Content - No. 4: The FIZZ Method - Flipped Learning Network Hub The FIZZ Method is a Straightforward, Low Tech Method for Creating Quality Flipped Content Welcome our 4th installment in this series examining different approaches to creating flipped or blended lessons. So far we’ve taken a look at screencasting, narrating over Powerpoint slides, and using Blended Learning, Flipped Classroom - What's the Difference? Over the past twenty years, advances in the areas of web and video content delivery have aided the growth of technology-based teaching methodologies, including the flipped class model, blended learning, MOOCs, and more. However, for those just starting to explore these new instructional paradigms, the terminology can be as new as the technology. In conversations with our customers, we’re sometimes asked about the differences between blended learning and flipped classrooms, so we thought we’d help shed some light on the subject. What is blended learning? Blended learning is a form of education that takes place both online and in a brick-and-mortar location. Both of these modalities are integrated into a cohesive learning experience for the student.

The Online Learning Teaching Techniques The world of online education is exciting for its potential to reach students individually, but what teaching techniques can do this? Online Learning Strengths Online learning strengths lie in student empowerment, flexibility, accommodation, customization, collaboration, and creation. Students are empowered through online learning in a number of ways. They are free to access materials whenever and wherever they want, using a system they are comfortable with. Blended 2.0 shifts learning in schools A third-grader studying the Spanish settlement of California found a virtual tour online and shared the trip with her classmates by slipping a smartphone into a Google Cardboard viewing device. Such limitless online resources represent a big, blended leap beyond the essays students in Coalinga-Huron USD in Central California used to write. Blended learning for the district’s 4,400 students began three years ago, and in the past year has gravitated to blended 2.0, says Joe Casarez, associate superintendent for instructional services. “If you define blended learning in the first iteration as a combination of technology and print,” Casarez says, “then what we are seeing when you marry 2.0 personalization with the Common Core standards are more authentic activities in the classroom.” A survey of 1,381 students in the district showed nearly 74 percent were more engaged, and 89 percent agreed they could solve problems or create presentations by researching online, he adds. The result?