Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools by Michael B. Horn

By Michael B. Horn

Navigate the transition to mixed studying with this sensible box guide

Blended is the sensible box advisor for enforcing mixed studying ideas in K-12 school rooms. A follow-up to the bestseller Disrupting category by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands-on consultant expands upon the mixed studying principles awarded in that publication to supply sensible implementation advice for educators trying to contain on-line studying with conventional lecture room time. Readers will discover a step by step framework upon which to construct a extra student-centered process, in addition to crucial recommendation that offers the services essential to construct the following new release of K-12 studying environments. Leaders, lecturers, and different stakeholders will achieve precious perception into the method of utilizing on-line studying to the best good thing about scholars, whereas fending off missteps and capability pitfalls.

If on-line studying has no longer already rocked your neighborhood tuition, it is going to quickly. mixed studying is without doubt one of the most well liked tendencies in schooling right away, and educators are clamoring for "how-to" tips. Blended solutions the decision by means of supplying certain information regarding the tactic, layout, and implementation of a winning mixed studying program.

  • Discover an invaluable framework for imposing mixed learning
  • Unlock the advantages and mitigate the hazards of on-line learning
  • Find solutions to the main frequently asked questions surrounding combined learning
  • Create a extra student-centered method that features as a favorable strength throughout grade levels

Educators who enjoyed the information provided in Disrupting Class now have a box advisor to creating it paintings in a real-world tuition, with professional suggestion for making the transition smoother for college students, mom and dad, and academics alike. for tutorial leaders looking extra student-centered faculties, Blended offers the definitive roadmap.

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Learning goals are the same for all students, but the method or approach of instruction varies according to the preferences of each student or what research has found works best for students like them. Personalization refers to instruction that is paced to learning needs, tailored to learning preferences, and tailored to the specific interests of different learners. S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology, November 2010). 24. Benjamin S. Bloom, ‘‘The 2 Sigma Problem: The Search for Methods of Group Instruction as Effective as One-to-One Tutoring,’’ Educational Researcher, Vol.

54. 10. Educators in the United States began instituting the concept of grade levels, which had first emerged in Prussia, in the mid-1800s in Quincy, Massachusetts (Disrupting Class, p. 53). The practice accelerated at the turn of the twentieth century so that teachers could focus on just one set of students who were roughly the same age. 11. David Tyack and Larry Cuban, Tinkering Toward Utopia: A Century of Public School Reform (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1995), p. 89. 12.

This is one reason why building students’ knowledge base in an intentional way is so important, but assuming that all students have the same knowledge base and treating them all the same is a mistake. 20. John M. Bridgeland, John J. , Karen Burke Morison, ‘‘The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts,’’ A Report by Civic Enterprises in association with Peter D. Hart Research Associates for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, March 2006, p. iii. 21. For a fuller discussion of this phenomenon, see Disrupting Class, Ch.

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