Educators are working harder than ever to tackle some of the most pressing issues that have ever faced our students—higher standards, a fast-paced world, and constant advancements in technology. As part of their new and challenging work, teachers nationwide are embracing blended learning, which combines face-to-face instruction, innovative technology, and real-time data to increase personalization, engagement, and mastery of essential skills.
Blended learning integrates online content and instruction with traditional classroom teaching and experiences for the best of both worlds. As with any shift in instruction, your leadership team should undergo thoughtful analysis and planning to determine how to best meet the needs of your students and empower teachers to thrive as their role in the classroom evolves. These blended learning resources can help start the conversation toward building an effective blended learning program.
In a student-centered blended learning environment, students learn partially in a brick-and-mortar classroom setting and partially online, with some element of control over:
Students can learn online based on their schedule, with 24/7 classroom access.
Students can access their classroom in any location where Internet is available.
Educators can personalize learning to meet each student’s unique needs.
Each student can learn at a pace that’s best for his or her own academic goals.
Blended learning offers students an innovative educational experience, with online content that empowers students to learn at their own pace, and lessons that help them develop the skills they need to be college and career ready.
These blended learning resources will help you create an implementation plan that meets your school’s or district’s goals and boosts student success:
Researchers have identified five critical components that contribute to the successful implementation of blended learning programs: collaborative leadership, culture, classroom practice, professional development, and infrastructure.
When combined with strong, skilled teachers, educational technology makes for a classroom where teachers are able to build powerful relationships and direct their attention where students need them most. These 10 steps can help you get started.
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