Chris Cerf is leaving his post as New Jersey's education commissioner to become chief executive of Amplify, a company that is preparing to launch new digital curriculum and assessment.
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February 12, 2014
February 03, 2014
New tools are making it easier to customize learning for every student. Playlists, projects, and portfolios support big blocks, maker spaces, and flex schools. One thing I appreciate about the Christensen Institute definition of blended learning is that it stresses student agency by requiring "student control over time, place, path, and/or pace."
January 20, 2014
A couple of people called last week looking for advice for state and district leaders on personalized learning. Here's a recap of our conversations.
January 13, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo thinks school districts in his state need to start focusing a little harder on the role technology plays in education.
December 04, 2013
The stock market is at record highs these days. The Dow crossed 16,000 two weeks ago and the NASDAQ reached 4,000 this week. Consumer confidence is up and tax receipts have recovered to 2008 levels.
November 20, 2013
As a big believer in the potential of blended learning to personalize instruction, I'm always excited to hear about schools shifting to blended learning. As a big believer in education as the most important social justice issue of our time, I get even more excited when these schools bring personalized, blended learning to traditionally-underserved student populations
November 14, 2013
New tools and school models present a historic opportunity to better prepare young people for college, careers, and citizenship. It's not unreasonable to think that we could double the percentage of well-prepared teens before the end of the decade.
November 13, 2013
Last year we published a list of 14 high schools worth visiting. We've visited and profiled some great new schools this year so it was time to update our list. Following are 35 schools that personalize and blend learning; they challenge students with real work and ask them to show what they know. Time to hit the road!
November 04, 2013
iNACOL wrapped their tenth annual conference this week in Orlando. What used to be the Virtual School Symposium is now the Blended and Online Learning Symposium this week in Orlando. And blended it was, as we outlined in our summary, the majority of the 275 breakout sessions dealt with technology enhanced learning at school.
October 10, 2013
In August of 2012, we embarked on a journey with John Bailey and Digital Learning Now! (DLN) to chart a course for leaders who were exploring new digital learning territory. Over the last year we brought 11 contributing authors on board. These thought leaders in online and blended learning--representing organizations like iNACOL, CompetencyWorks, The Learning Accelerator and Public Impact--expanded the expertise and experience of our crew.