When we launched the Blended Learning Implementation Guide with Digital Learning Now!'s John Bailey and The Learning Accelerator's Scott Ellis in February, we knew that it was just the first iteration of what would be an evolving document. What we didn't know is that version 1.0 of the Guide would need updated just six months later.
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September 25, 2013
September 23, 2013
A new collaboration between the American Battle Monuments Commission, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Virginia Tech is creating a teacher-scholar program to help build an innovative and engaging WWI history curriculum.
September 21, 2013
Learning to Love Math: How One Teacher is Using MOOCs to Transform Instruction, Inspire Passion in Students
Let's take a moment to imagine a world in which people not only "get" math... but love math. Where would we be as educators? As individuals? As a workforce? As an economy? As a country? My seventh grade math teacher, Louanne Dorne, was a wonderful woman. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer, b...
September 19, 2013
Have you heard? October is Connected Educators Month! Are you ready? Are you participating? Do you know what it is? What's a Connected Educator? OK, let's slow down and start from the beginning.
September 10, 2013
The New York Times called 2012 the "Year of the MOOC," or Massive Online Open Courses for those of us just learning the lingo. The Society of Human Resource Management recently featured a large article in their August issue on the future of MOOCs. And, the headline of an article in TIME Magazine las...
September 09, 2013
On September 3, 2013, Education Week began a three-part PD webinar series on the topic of classroom management. As most of the teachers who read this blog know, classroom management—the ability to create a purposeful and supportive learning environment—is a central element of effective t...
September 04, 2013
With a show of hands last night, Seattle teachers voted to approve a new two-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike and ensuring that students returned to school on time today.
September 04, 2013
Details haven't been made public yet, but a leaked document indicates teachers' raises will be higher than they've been in five years.
September 03, 2013
We help teachers and leaders learn, implement and sustain those skills over a period of time. That positively affects the quality of education in the classroom - all in spite of compliance fatigue.
August 29, 2013
Through its ESEA waivers, the U.S. Department of Education is renewing a focus on ensuring at-risk students have access to effective teachers.