In 2007, Joel Rose conceived an idea for an innovative, blended way to teach middle school math. Today, it has spread to over 40 schools reaching 13,000 students. Here's how.
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January 11, 2017
June 05, 2016
A recent school tour of three Bay Area schools with some blended learning experts helped provide answers to some of the common questions we hear about how to implement blended learning.
March 03, 2016
With recent English Language Learning enhancements, efficacy studies of writing feedback systems like Criterion, PEG, and WriteToLearn will be valuable to the sector.
December 15, 2015
Using points, badges and levels to track progress, students at Epic in Oakland embark on their own "Hero's Journey" in an innovative blended middle school with a game-base UI. Epic's curriculum features design thinking workshops, while there is a makerspace provided for students to build.
October 22, 2015
Three elements have served as the pillars of work for Grant-Beacon Middle School as they sought to change what learning looked liked for their students: blended learning, extended learning opportunities, and charter development. This southeast Denver middle school serves 460 students, predominantly of color, 85% live in/near poverty and 40% are English language learners.
October 13, 2015
Santa Ana Unified School District serves a high need southern California community with three important innovations. In this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast we talk with Santa Ana USD's Deputy Superintendent David Haglund about the forward-learning work of the district and the Advanced Learning Academy.
September 29, 2015
Blending face-to-face and digital learning, the emerging vision suggests each learner should have a unique path and pace, progressing as they demonstrate mastery. Education Reimagined, outlines five elements of this emerging vision: Competency-based, personalization, learner agency, social embedding, and open-walled learning.
April 20, 2015
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.
March 23, 2015
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 12, 2015
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.