blended learning in k8 schools: expert advice from michael horn

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Blended Learning in K8 Schools: Expert Advice from Michael Horn Attend this web seminar to learn from renowned expert on K12 blended learning, Michael Horn, as well as educators at the forefront of blended learning innovation. Horn will illustrate how online learning is emerging within schools to create a more personalized learning model for all students. He will also outline the different ways in which blended learning is growing and evolving, and how it is transforming the education system into a more student-centric environment. And, innovative educators will describe how they have made the transition to blended learning and offer useful perspectives for districts of any size. Topics will include: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns How disruptive innovations are emerging with the promise to make education more affordable Real stories from elementary and middle schools that have recently adopted blended learning in their schools


  • 1. Disrupting Class Michael B. Horn | | Twitter: @christenseninst What If School Looked Like
  • 2. Clayton christensen institute @christenseninst What is disruptive innovation?
  • 3. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Disruption in computing
  • 4. Clayton christensen institute @christenseninst How does disruptive innovation relate to education?
  • 5. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Prime examples of nonconsumption Credit recovery Drop outs AP/advanced courses Scheduling conflicts Home-schooled and homebound students Small, rural, urban schools Unit recovery Disaster preparedness Tutoring Developing countries Professional development Pre-K After school In the home Incarcerated youth In-school suspension School bus commute Summer school Teacher absenteeism Migrant worker families Foreign languages Budget cuts and teacher shortages are an opportunity, not a threat.
  • 6. Clayton christensen institute @christenseninst What are online learnings potential benefits?
  • 7. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Potential benefits of online learning Personalization
  • 8. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst What is personalized learning? Tailoring learning for each students strengths, needs & interests Enable student voice & choice in what, how, when & where they learn Provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of highest standards possible Personalization encompasses notions of differentiation & individualization Lots of definitions
  • 9. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE # christenseninst Different learning needs at different times Long-term Memory Declarative Episodic Semantic Procedural Skills Habits
  • 10. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Learning environments modeled upon factories Current system was built to standardize
  • 11. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE # christenseninst The Swiss-cheese problem in education Students develop holes in their learning
  • 12. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE # christenseninst Personalization through modularity Benefits of online and blended learning
  • 13. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Potential benefits of online learning Personalization Data and Feedback
  • 14. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Deliver content to students Testing & assessment Progress to next grade, subject, or body of material Receive results Fixed-time, variable learning
  • 15. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Offer learning experiences to students Testing & assessment Receive real-time interactive feedback Progress to next body of material Learning is fixed and time is variable Competency-based learning
  • 16. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst High-quality competency-based learning Students advance upon mastery. Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students. Assessment is meaningful and a positive learning experience for students. Students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs. Learning outcomes emphasize competencies that include application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions. A working definition from CompetencyWorks
  • 17. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Potential benefits of online learning Individualization Teacher Effectiveness Data and Feedback
  • 18. Clayton christensen institute @christenseninst T Mentor Facilitator Tutor Evaluator Counselor Whats the best use of face-to-face time?
  • 19. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Benefits of online and blended learning Teacher EffectivenessIndividualization Data and Feedback Cost Control
  • 20. Clayton christensen institute @christenseninst Will online learning fulfill its potential?
  • 21. Clayton christensen institute @christenseninst Technology improves predictably
  • 22. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst The rise of K-12 blended learning Definition of blended learning A formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path and/or pace at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home (such as school). 100010 001111 010101 000 1000100 0111101 0101000 The modalities along each students learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.
  • 23. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Blended Learning is not
  • 24. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Emerging blended-learning models
  • 25. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Station Rotation Model
  • 26. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Station Rotation Model
  • 27. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Station Rotation Model
  • 28. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Lab Rotation Model
  • 29. CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN INSTITUTE @christenseninst Flipped Classroom Model
  • 30. Choose a rally cry Implementing blended learning Identify measurable outcomes Organize the team Teacher Experience Student Experience Content Technology Facilities Culture
  • 31. Clayton christensen institute @christenseninst T Safe Clean Inspiring Available Flexible Whats the best use of brick-and-mortar space?
  • 32. Choose a rally cry Implementing blended learning Identify measurable outcomes Organize the team Teacher Experience Student Experience Content Technology Facilities Culture Identify and prioritize assumptions Test and learn Adjust!Adjust!
  • 33. 3 Essential Elements Intelligent Adaptive Learning Engine Millions of personalized learning paths Tailored to each students unique needs Motivating Environment Motivating and empowering environments Gaming fundamentals, rewards Rigorous Mathematics Common Core State Standards, Texas TEKS, Virginia SOL, Canada WNCP & Ontario Curriculum Standards for Mathematical Practice DreamBox Learning
  • 34. DreamBox Lessons & Virtual Manipulatives Intelligently adapt & individualize to: Students own intuitive strategies Kinds of mistakes Efficiency of strategy Scaffolding needed Response time
  • 35. Robust Reporting DreamBox Learning
  • 36. Strong Support for Differentiation DreamBox Learning
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