A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School, by Nicholas Donohue (2014)After two years of blended learning, a low-performing high school became one of the country’s best. Read about how they shifted the learning, teaching, and culture.
Virtual Schooling: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed? by Andrew Miller (2013)Miller discusses the current state of blended learning in schools and challenges to implementation that remains.
Sal Khan Maps Out Blended Learning (2012)In this video, Sal Khan discusses blended learning and how virtual learning can increase opportunities for open-ended and creative learning experiences in the physical classroom.
Want to know more about the flipped-classroom model, a popular form of blended learning where traditional lecture and homework elements are reversed? Access additional resources on Edutopia’s Flipped Classroom page; the “Flipped-Learning Toolkit” is a good place to start.
Getting Started With Blended Learning
Blended Learning in the Mix: The Proactive Teacher, by Megan Kinsey (2014)Teachers in blended learning programs should take the opportunity to learn and lead — your ideas and observations are worth hearing and acting upon.
4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model, by Victor Small, Jr. (2014)Small, Jr. offers four practical tips for getting comfortable with blended learning: don’t assume every kid is a tech wiz, be wary of online textbooks, use PowerPoint sparingly, and encourage student-to-student communication.
Blended Learning: Behind the Scenes, by Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2012)Middle school teacher Wolpert-Gawron discusses what it takes to become a blended-learning teacher.
Blended Learning: Combining Face-to-Face and Online Education, by Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2011)Wolpert-Gawron discusses the necessity of protecting face-to-face (F2F) and real-time teacher interaction while conducting online programs and presents five necessary components for creating blended-learning models.
Blended Learning: We Are All New Teachers, by Lisa Michelle Dabbs (2012)Dabbs discusses a variety of resources available to teachers just getting started with blended learning.