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Blended learning is constantly growing and evolving, and transforming education to be more of a student-centered environment. This web seminar, originally broadcast on May 13, 2014, featured blended learning expert Michael Horn, who outlined disruptive innovations and the subsequent impact on education. Also, an administrator discussed how her district made the transition to a blended environment, keys for a successful implementation and results so far.

By integrating technology into mathematics classrooms to complement face-to-face instruction, educators can provide uniquely individualized learning for all students. This web seminar, originally broadcast on August 28, 2014, featured administrators and a blended learning expert, who shared successful approaches for implementing this technique, including strategies, tips for modeling blended learning for elementary mathematics, and as well as first hand comparisons of student growth with the amount of time digital tools are used in each classroom.

Publication Date: 
1/7/2015

Research has shown that participation in professional development increases self-efficacy and potentially overall mathematics scores.

For the 21,000 students of Federal Way Public Schools near Seattle, the goal of the district’s administrators is to involve as much interactive technology in learning as possible. 

Educators can customize LearnZillion’s Common Core-aligned math curriculum and close reading/writing program. Math activities include practice sets based on skill level, guiding questions and a formative assessment. Students learn language arts skills through written, oral and interactive lessons.

Reader Testimony: 

"LearnZillion has allowed our teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the Common Core. Their lessons are right on target with the standards, and the online lessons are also a great resource for parents and students who are owning their education at home.” — Jessica Wright, ELA MS teacher/department chair, LISA Academy, Ark.

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2014

Built for the Common Core, this program combines valid and reliable student growth measure and individualized instruction in a single online product. For reading and mathematics classes, i-Ready pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level, and its ongoing progress monitoring reveals if students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets.

Year: 
2014

For grades 3–12, ALEKS is an adaptive online math program that uses artificial intelligence and open-response questioning to identify precisely what each student knows and doesn't know. Educators can use detailed progress monitoring on student mastery of Common Core and other state standards. ALEKS Math courses are available in both English and Spanish.

Year: 
2014

This online program helps students become proficient in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. ExploreLearning Reflex is adaptive and individualized. It also continuously monitors each student’s performance to create the optimal experience for every child. Educators can also monitor and support student progress.

Year: 
2014

From the nonprofit organization MIND Research Institute, ST Math engages students’ spatial-temporal reasoning capabilities to help them understand and solve multi-step math problems. It is available for K5, Fluency and Math+Music modules, or as a secondary intervention unit, designed for struggling students or as a complement to any math curriculum.

Year: 
2014

Giving every student a more personalized learning experience is made possible through blended learning. The use of rigorous, engaging learning technology can help increase student achievement in mathematics. This web seminar, originally broadcast on February 27, 2014, featured an administrator who discussed how she achieved teacher and parent buy-in for a blended learning model, how data extracted from learning technology drives instruction, and the measurable increase in student achievement after she implemented blended learning.

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