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August 26, 2016

[NEW POST] Open-Space Learning Center Ignites Passion for Blended Learning

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Open-Space Learning Center Ignites Passion for Blended Learning
8.25.2016, Contributor: Katherine Anderson, Fuel Education
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 Springs Studio for Academic Excellence case study.

Blended Learning Success: The Springs Studio Story

In the fall of 2010, Springs Studio for Academic Excellence (SSAE), a K–12 public school in Colorado Springs, Colorado, opened as Falcon Virtual Academy. What began as an online-only school with 59 students soon became an award-winning educational model that combines online, blended, and project-based learning to personalize instruction to more than 500 students…

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8.16.2016, Contributor: Katherine Anderson, Fuel Education
In this blog series, we delve into four important Career Clusters® that are in need of more educated and well-trained students to fill the higher-skill, higher-wage jobs open to them. These Career Clusters are health science, information technology, business management and administration, and manufacturing. In our last post, we explored the need to prepare students for careers in the information technology field. In this post, we focus on business management and administration.

Developing Skills that Pay: Business Management and Administration Occupational Growth

Today’s economy demands a better educated workforce than ever before, and jobs in this new economy require more complex knowledge and skills than those of the past. As technology becomes more advanced and businesses begin to expand globally, international and technological expertise will be valuable skills to master for individuals interested in the business management and administration industry…

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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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