Blended Learning in Practice: Four District School Journeys

Blended Learning in Practice: Four District School Journeys

Carrie McPherson Douglass and Greg Klein wrote the  Blended Learning in Practice: Four District School Journeys case study in October 2012 to capture the journey of 4 traditional schools in in the Oakland Unified School District that pilot a blended learning program. This case study chronicles and reflects on the 10 months of planning, design and implementation work to bring the blended...

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Using Data to Customize for Kids

Using Data to Customize for Kids

Of all the promises of Blended Learning, the most impactful center around student achievement is data. Blended teachers have more data — that’s more easily gathered and at more regular intervals, and that come with more specific action steps for teachers — than ever before. Teachers love data, but for decades we’ve asked them to make tremendous gains for kids, without giving them...

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Get Your Blend On!

Get Your Blend On!

Starting a blended learning program in a classroom or school may seem daunting, or too big a challenge to take on given the myriad other priorities facing K-12. Assuming, though, that a school makes the big initial decision to “go blended,” there is now (thankfully!) quite a bit of experience out there one can build from. My biggest advice is to get crystal clear on why your school wants to...

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Down The Rabbit Hole

Down The Rabbit Hole

All teachers work really hard trying to customizing learning for students, and too often without the supports we would all want for them. Traditional teachers are creating curriculum, finding resources from their peers and networks, organizing student projects, making the best of static textbook tools, grading, assessing, grouping, and if they are lucky, they might get to manage some online...

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