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Districts today are trying to increase student engagement in order to ultimately increase student achievement. Blended learning, the teaching practice that combines teaching methods from both face-to-face and online learning, offers a model of instruction to engage students in and out of the classroom. It has proven highly effective in helping schools and districts address the challenges of student achievement, limited resources, and the expectations of 21st century learners.
North Kansas City School District (NKCSD) shares how the district uses online learning in the classroom and beyond to provide a personalized and connected learning experience. Using a 1-1 laptop program, every high school student participates in blended learning, where the teacher utilizes online learning during class and posts assignments and discussion questions for after the bell rings. A representative from NKCSD shares how the district trains teachers and administrators using modeling to create effective blended classes.
Finally, also reviewed is how Blackboard online learning solutions help districts to enhance classroom instruction by extending their courses online for an engaging, individualized and effective learning experience.