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July 8, 2016

[NEW POST] Teacher Concerns About Blended Learning

From K12, Inc. themselves…

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Teachers Express Their Concerns about Blended Learning
7.6.2016, Contributor: Renae Abboud, FuelEd Education Consultant

Blended learning implementation in the education space is gaining momentum all over the globe—yet teachers have varying degrees of comfort with this innovative model of instruction. As we transition to new education models, it is important to be cognizant that some teachers areapprehensive about these changes. Administrators who understand the teachers’ concerns can personalize professional development and consulting needs to address the essential instructional component in blended learning.

Surveying Educators on Blended Learning

A little more than a year ago, I was asked to present at an education technology conference in Hawaii. My overarching goal was to create a collaborative atmosphere where I could work with educators to design the structure of blended classrooms to meet the needs of the diverse populations in their region. To ensure that we had common language, I started my presentation by asking the audience what they thought blended and personalized learning meant…

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Take a look back at some of our
most recent posts!

How to Include Fun in the Online Classroom
6.30.2016, Contributor: Kelli Hicks, FuelEd teacher

Motivating Students

…if you are able to make an aspect of an unpleasant task fun, you can motivate people to complete the task. Similarly, an online teacher can incorporate fun into the online classroom tomotivate students to succeed even in subject areas that they don’t particularly enjoy.
1) Competition is king.Creating competition in classrooms is a good way to motivate students to succeed—both online and in traditional brick-and-mortar settings. While you would think that this might be difficult in an online classroom, you can accomplish this just as easily as in a brick-and-mortar setting…

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100 Percent Graduation Rates for a Public Military Academy
6.22.2016

In its new series, “Research: Outcomes of Blended/Online Learning Programs,” the Evergreen Education Group takes an in-depth look at successful blended and online programs across the nation to examine the best practices that have created tangible results. We are pleased to share with you some highlights from the Carver Military Academy case study.

Blended Learning Success

Carver Military Academy, a Chicago Public School (CPS), celebrated a 100 percent graduation rate in 2015. Before implementing FuelEd online curriculum, only 50 percent of the Carver Military Academy cadets (students) graduated.

Major Rouse, Carver’s principal, states that “year after year this program [Carver blended learning program with FuelEd curriculum] has gotten better for us. CPS measures us on many things, including graduation rate, college enrollment, and college persistence. Since we integrated FuelEd into our curriculum, it has produced significant improvements in all three metrics.” In addition to these metrics, more than $4 million in college scholarships have been awarded to graduating seniors and one student won a Gates Scholarship…

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