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Transcript of Blended Learning
Path to a Successful Implementation
"Blended Learning Implementation Guide"
self-pacing for mastery
instant feedback and grades
combines classroom and online education
reaches students of all learning styles
practice digital citizenship
builds independence skills
learning anytime, anywhere
Benefits of Implementing Blended Learning
deeper understanding of concepts
levels the playing field
preparing for future careers
better communication with parents
Blended Learning Implementation
1. CREATE CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS
School Board, Teacher, Union, and Principal Support
Create Leadership Schools and Programs
Staff Development Opportunities
Community Engagement and Support
Program Management Capacity
Create a Clear Strategy with Goals and Timeline
Research Instructional Models and Successful Districts
Select Best Platform and Content
Select Devices to Meet District's Goals
Create Security and Cyber-Bullying Policies
Professional Development and Staffing
Integrate Information System for Teachers, Sudents and Parents
Professional Development Opportunities
Communicate Regularly with Stakeholders
Measure Impact Once Implementation is Stable
"Bleak budgets, looming teacher shortages, and greater demand for results are accelerating the growth of blended learning." -Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
"Today, our schools must prepare all students for college and careers- and do far more to personalize instruction and employ the smart use of technology." -Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Blended Learning Models are Rapidly Being Implemented in Today's Schools
Over 4 million K-12 students had access to online learning in classrooms , as compared to only 45,000 in 2000, according to onlineschools.com
Improves Student Performance
A recent study by Rand Corp completed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education found that middle and high school algebra students who learned in a blended learning setting showed an 8% gain in performance.
Blended Learning is Gaining School-Wide Support
A survey of educators completed by Learning in the 21st Century showed 76% of those asked believe blended learning is beneficial to students.
Student Engagement Rates and Blended Learning Show a Positive Correlation
A study by Center for Digital Education found 73% of educators who taught in a blended learning program observed an increase in student engagement.
Blended Learning Leads to Higher Student Performance
U.S. Department of Education's 2010 online learning report shows Instruction combining online and face-to-face elements had a larger advantage relative to purely face-to-face instruction or purely online learning.
Online Based Instruction Helps Prepare Students for College and Careers
Legislators are Increasing Online Learning Support
152 bills related to online learning funding were signed into law nationwide in 2012
4 Blended Learning Models
: Students rotate from face-to-face to online learning
: Rotating in classroom
: Learning in classroom and an online lab
: Rotation between face-to-face learning at school and online learning off-site
: Personalized plan
: Individualized online learning off-site. On-site learning as needed
A La Carte
: one or more online classes are taken with online teacher and maintain traditional classroom courses on-site
: Learning is divided between classroom and online learning
Blended learning models are being explored and continually evaluated for improvements in today's schools because of the powerful capabilities technology has for improving student achievement in the classroom and beyond. Through thoughtful district goal planning and teachers utilizing meaningful content in teir classrooms and online, implementing blended learning models into classrooms has the ability to help individual students be more excited, engaged, and successful in their studies.
by Kara Hall, October 22nd, 2014