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Classroom Technology Webinar

Building Better Blended Learning in K-12 Schools

This event occurred on December 09, 2021 3:02 PM EST, but is available to view on-demand.
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The pandemic and the increasing use of technology in K-12 education it prompted has added renewed energy to the blended learning movement as most students are now learning in school buildings (and will likely continue doing so). About two-thirds of educators are expecting their use of the approach to increase during the 2021-22 school year, according to an exclusive survey of district leaders, principals, and teachers by the EdWeek Research Center. Nearly 30 percent said they were betting it would “increase a lot.”

Blended learning is an approach that leverages both digital tools and face-to-face instruction to offer a more personalized learning experience for each student. Students are typically given greater control over the time, place, and/or pace of learning and often participate in new instructional approaches, such as flipped classrooms. The approach is usually built on the premise that students will be attending classes in school buildings.

Join us for a discussion with a panel of educators who are integrating blended learning approaches into teaching and learning and evaluating the effectiveness of those efforts.

Thomas Arnett
Senior Research Fellow, Education Clayton Christensen Institute
Arnett is a senior research fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute. His work focuses on using the Theory of Disruptive Innovation to study innovative instructional models and their potential to scale student-centered learning in K–12 education. Arnett began his work in education as a middle school math teacher in Kansas City Public Schools, has served as an elected trustee and board president for the Morgan Hill Unified School District, and currently serves as the board chair of Compass Charter Schools in California.
Toni Rose Deanon
Program Manager and Instructional Coach for Technology The Modern Classrooms Project
Toni Rose Deanon (she/her) is a program manager for The Modern Classrooms Project. She is also an instructional coach for technology, an anti-racist, anti-bias educator in progress, and a thought partner for teachers. She has taught in Atlanta, Baltimore City, and Washington D.C. Toni Rose received her B.S. in Middle School Education, certification in TESOL, and M.Ed. in Learning, Design, and Technology from The University of Georgia, and has her M.Ed. in Reading Education from Georgia State University.
Marcus Belin
Principal Huntley High School (Ill.)
Belin serves as principal of Huntley High School (Ill.), president of Illinois Principals Association, and was recently awarded the 2021 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal of the Year. Belin is a motivational speaker and host of the podcast Unapologetic Leadership. He is passionate about creating learning environments that foster social-emotional support for kids, leveraging the integration of technology to expose kids to the world around them, motivating educators, and challenging the status quo of education. Belin is an alumnus of Bradley University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and National Louis University where he received his doctorate.
Alyson Klein
Assistant Editor, Education Week
Alyson Klein is a veteran education writer who has covered K-12 schools for more than a dozen years. She covers the latest developments in educational technology, including topics such personalized learning, data privacy, digital curricula, cybersecurity, and teacher professional development. She is also the lead writer for Technology Counts, Education Week’s annual report about the state of educational technology.
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