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Blended Learning

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home. (Horn and Staker, 2012)

Information About Blended Learning:

The Clayton Christensen Institute formerly the Innosight Institute, has released various reports regarding different aspects of blended learning.

BlendedLearning Models Definitions-Diagram illustrating the various forms of blended learning based on research by the Clayton Christensen Institute.

Blending Learning: The Convergence of Online and Face-to-Face Education (PDF) This publication, released by iNACOL, discusses definitions of blended learning and explores ways in which blended learning is being developed by numerous schools.

Blended Learning Case Studies by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation focus on seeking answers to questions in relation to student learning outcomes and closing the achievement gap.

The Fundamentals of Blended Learning -Education Elements five minute video describes terms, models and results of blended learning.

Blended Learning Models In Schools Around The Country:

School of One: The iZone's School of One was created to generate bold, effective and transformative changes in the classroom to better meet the needs of today's students.

Rocketship Education: The Rocketship Public School Model combines traditional classroom instruction with Learning Lab, which enables individualized instruction through online adaptive technology

KIPP Empower Academy: KIPP Empower Academy utilizes a blended learning model to deliver high quality outcomes to students in South Los Angeles.

Blended Learning In Colorado:

The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning in Colorado- Recently released report by Krista Kafer of the Education Policy Center.

Colorado District Expands Online Learning Support- Article about District 49's Falcon Virtual Academy

How the Flipped Classroom is Radically Transforming Learning- Two educators from Woodland Park High School outline how they utilize a flipped model to maximize student learning.

What is Blended Learning? - Video clip of Dr. Amy Anderson and Ben DeGrow join host Jon Caldara to talk about new ways kids are learning with blended learning

Blended Learning and Disrupting Class- Video clip discussion of the growth of K-12 blended learning.

Janus Grant to Advance Online Learning in Denver Schools -Article about grant to implement a blended learning model.

3rd Annual Colorado Summit on Blended Learning The archived webinar is available on this page. 3/22/2012

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