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April 20, 2015

The Role of Advisory in Personalizing the Secondary Experience

High school can be a confusing time with increasing options for students due to the rapid expansion of digital learning. Advisory has to be the spine of the next generation high school. Sustained adult relationships can help students navigate this new digital landscape. In this blog, we highlight five core and ten optional elements of advisory, as well as delivery options, benefits, and lessons learned from experiences at the district and secondary levels.

April 15, 2015

Hiring Teachers for Their Potential in South African Blended Learning Schools

Understanding that the need for high quality education in South Africa is urgent, we have adopted a recruitment and selection strategy at SPARK that focuses more on hiring for potential than on hiring for current capability.

April 14, 2015

Blended Learning Barriers Examined in New Education Week Report

A new Education Week special report profiles school districts' efforts to bring blended learning home by increasing needy students' access to out-of-school Wi-Fi.

April 13, 2015

Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know

Education Week's new report "Blended Learning: Breaking Down the Barriers" features a story highlighting research on the effectiveness of such techniques.

April 08, 2015

A New Preface for the Ed Tech Developer's Guide

A new preface for the Ed Tech Developer's Guide, which was recently published by the U.S. Department of Education.

March 23, 2015

Collaborative Culture Fuels Meriden's Blended Success

The Blended Learning Summit (#MPSblended) hosted by Meriden Public Schools gathered blended learning leaders, vendors and local teachers to collaborate and share practical blended strategies. Meriden Public Schools is a great example of a district making progress on personalized learning, student access to technology, teacher leader identification and cultivation, and blended learning implementation.

March 13, 2015

Careful Planning, Broad Outreach Seen as Sound Ed-Tech Strategies for Schools

A new white paper from Center for Promise explores the experiences of several districts implementing educational technology, and the lessons that can be applied to other K-12 systems.

March 12, 2015

Helping Chief Academic Officers Make the Shift From Managed Instruction to Personalized Learning

School district chief academic officers know how to build and run managed instruction regimes. But now they are either pivoting to blended learning or getting a lot of pressure to consider an update. We explore the difference between managed instruction and next generation learning, and share 10 elements of comprehensive solutions to the challenge of helping chief academic officers reframe their work.

March 10, 2015

States Must Change, Too For Blended Learning

Lisa Duty of The Learning Accelerator, a Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and Highlander Institute funding partner, outlines the Rhode Islands's commitment to a blended learning future. She describes how the state is developing its new five-year strategic plan that's engaging RIDE's Ambassador Design Team, a team of Rhode Islander educators, parents, students, and community members from diverse backgrounds.

February 17, 2015

Unlimited Potential For A Small Middle Grade Flex Program

Cicely Benoit and Aditi Rao are educators at Houston's most innovative school, A+ Unlimited Potential, a small, tuition-free middle school launched last year. Together they are personalizing learning experiences for their students using Edmodo, community field trips, and parental engagement strategies.

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