Live from AASA’s National Conference on Education: 3 Lessons for Blended Learning

AASA2014ConfLogoToday, tomorrow and Saturday I have the good fortune of joining my education peers at the 2014 National Conference on Education in Nashville. It’s a great event to learn about and discuss the most critical issues facing public educators.

Though admittedly a bit biased, one of the presentations I’m most looking forward to is “Blended Learning: Implementation and Tips for Success” Saturday morning with two Compass Learning clients, Alison L. Harris and Romain Bertrand from Ranson Middle School.

Alison and Romain will be sharing some of their key lessons from their first year of blended learning implementation. Blended learning in a nutshell is a combination of learning experiences in a “brick and mortar” school setting and online content accessed through technology. It allows students and teachers more flexibility and control over the time, place and pace of learning.

As a sneak peak of their presentation, here are three of the lessons we’ll be discussing Saturday. Hopefully they will help you successfully bring blended learning to your school!

  • To establish blended learning environments, give teachers a strong framework and tools for differentiation
  • Provide teachers with the power and time to access best activities and analyze data to drive instruction
  • A blended learning culture needs to be built gradually with students and teachers

If you are at the conference as well, we invite you to their presentation Saturday at 8 a.m. in room 207A. You can also visit the Compass Learning website to find out more about blended learning or the success at Ranson Middle School.


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