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Blended Learning: Engaging 21st Century Students

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Winnie O'Leary

The term blended learning has become a hot topic in the education world, but what does it actually mean? And how does it affect a typical classroom teacher?

Decoding Education Acronyms: A Guide to CBL, IEPs, and SEL

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Scott Sterling

Overwhelmed by education buzzwords? Check out this guide to three important trends: competency-based learning, individualized education programs, and social and emotional learning.

[ISTE 2015 Recap] 5 Key Takeaways from the Edmentum Team

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Sarah Cornelius

We’ve had nearly a month to digest all of the great ideas, information, and inspirations that we absorbed at ISTE 2015. As a final recap of the conference, we want to take a shot at narrowing down all that we learned to a short list of five top takeaways.

Quick Guide: Competency-Based Learning

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Scott Sterling

Competency-based learning (CBL) is the idea that instead of students moving along in their educational careers based on how old they are, they should instead progress based on mastery of a set of skills. Here are some actionable tips to implement CBL in your classroom.

Newport School District: A Collaborative Model for Blended Learning Success

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Andrea Gronberg

At ISTE 2015, our customer Newport School District led an informative presentation on how the district created a sustainable blended learning program to offer expanded academic opportunities to students.

Effective Edtech Implementation: Support and Strategies

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Stephanie Abbott

Complete, organized, and well supported implementation of edtech solutions is key to their effectiveness in the classroom. We have put together several strategies to help you make the most of your new edtech tools.

Three Must-Have Elements for a Successful Summer Plan

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Stephanie Abbott

A clear, well-developed plan is a key element of all successful summer school programs. Hartford Public School's summer math plan is a great example of a focused, organized, and attainable program.

Digital Native Teachers Become the Majority: Now What?

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Darin Rasmussen

When I sat down to write this post, I intended to share an incredible fact with a surprised world—our country is on the cusp of having more teachers who are digital natives than ones who are analog

[Middle School ELA Courses] The Design Process and New Features

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Thomas Boe

In the fall of 2014, the Plato Courseware team started working on a brand-new series of courses for middle school English. They needed to dig into what strategies, tactics, features, voice, etc., work most effectively to engage middle school students, especially in English language arts (ELA).

[Digital Learning Day] Embracing the Shift Toward Online and Blended Learning

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Winnie O'Leary

Thanks to technology, content can be available for student learning on a 24/7 basis. Individual needs and learning styles can be addressed more successfully, and learners become more responsible and accountable for their own education. This Digital Learning Day, let’s look at online learning through the eyes of a classroom teacher and consider how teaching practices must evolve to meet the needs of today’s unique learners.

The Latest Tools for Student Collaboration

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Scott Sterling

The Common Core and the other next-generation standards all call for students to spend more of their time communicating interpersonally and collaborating with peers. Here are some helpful collaboration tools for use in the classroom.

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