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Blended Learning Trends


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Trends come and go, but quality education will last a lifetime. In edWeb community, Blended Learning’s, latest webinar, attendees learned what best practice blended learning trends are, and how they can help support personalization of learning for each unique student. Webinar presenters, Tom Vander Ark, author of “Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World” and CEO of Getting Smart, an education advocacy firm, and Tim Hudson, experienced educator and Senior Curriculum Designer for DreamBox Learning discussed effective blended learning approaches that benefit students and teachers. They shared ideas for how to use these strategies to support student engagement and achievement, particularly in elementary math.

Webinar attendees gained knowledge about many blended learning topics, including:
Emerging blended learning trends
Teaching and learning in an increasingly mobile world
How blended learning can boost elementary math achievement
The impact of blended learning on schools and the teaching profession
Watch the webinar recording to learn how you can integrate blended learning practices in your classroom!

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Blended Learning Trends

  1. 1. What’s Your Message? Blended Learning: Trends & Innovative Approaches Tom Vander Ark Tim Hudson, PhD CEO, Getting Smart Senior Director of Curriculum Design, DreamBox Learning
  2. 2. Blended Learning • Christensen: Students learn at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of control over time, place, path, and/or pace. • Getting Smart: A shift to an online delivery for a portion of the day to make students, teachers and schools more productive.
  3. 3. Trend #1 The deeply student-centered learning experience
  4. 4. Key Questions • In what ways do your students control: – WHEN they learn (time of day) – WHERE they learn – HOW they engage learning – AT WHAT RATE they learn (pace)
  5. 5. Trend #2 Soaring numbers of digital learners
  6. 6. Key Question What is happening in your classroom that students cannot get on the Internet (or anywhere else)?
  7. 7. Trend #3 Supporting standards and higher-order thinking skills
  8. 8. Which model has more higher order thinking? FLIPPED-CLASSROOM ENRICHED-VIRTUAL Blending is a means to what ends? What is happening with the teacher? What is happening on the computers?
  9. 9. Trend #4 Realizing benefits for both teachers and students
  10. 10. Teaching Multiplication Today? © DreamBox Learning
  11. 11. Trend #5 Data-driven instruction to personalize learning
  12. 12. First Grade: Week 1 © DreamBox Learning
  13. 13. Trend #6 Personalized learning accompanied by a lean, blended, iterative approach
  14. 14. WHAT should this student be learning, doing, and thinking about tomorrow? WHERE could or should she be learning it? Personalized Approach
  15. 15. Trend #7 Productive gamification
  16. 16. Casual Game Design Principle Learning through safe exploration • Use trial and error/failure as a tool to lead to “aha” moment for the player. • If the player loses or performs below their expectations, make it clear why that happened and how they can do better. • Classroom application: Engage in Exploration First
  17. 17. Trend #8 The mobile world is where learners live now
  18. 18. Learning is the Goal. Not Tech use.
  19. 19. Trend #9 BYOD is here and key to active three-screen days
  20. 20. SAMR Model by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura,
  21. 21. Trend #10 More broadband, please!
  22. 22. Thank You! • @Getting_Smart • @DreamBox_Learn
  23. 23. 3 Essential Elements Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ Engine • Millions of personalized learning paths • Tailored to each student’s unique needs Motivating Environment • Motivating and empowering environments • Gaming fundamentals, rewards Rigorous Mathematics • Common Core State Standards, Texas TEKS, Virginia SOL, Canada WNCP & Ontario Curriculum • Standards for Mathematical Practice © DreamBox Learning
  24. 24. DreamBox Math on iPad® • 1,300 rigorous PreK – grade 5 adaptive lessons • Convenient, flexible and accessible • Current reporting for parents, teachers, and administrators • Supports CCSS and Standards for Mathematical Practice • Kinesthetic and accessible virtual manipulatives • Used by students in all 50 states and internationally • Lesson progress syncs seamlessly on tablet, laptop, or desktop © DreamBox Learning
  25. 25. Robust Reporting © DreamBox Learning
  26. 26. Strong Support for Differentiation © DreamBox Learning
  27. 27. DreamBox supports small group and whole class instructional resources • Interactive white-board teacher lessons • • Tutorials for virtual manipulatives • Concept video introductions © DreamBox Learning
  28. 28. Sign up for a FREE School-Wide Trial © DreamBox Learning