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Navigate the transition to blended learning with this practical field guideBlended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. A follow-up to the...
Navigate the transition to blended learning with this practical field guideBlended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. A follow-up to the...
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  • Navigate the transition to blended learning with this practical field guide

    Blended is the practical field guide for implementing blended learning techniques in K-12 classrooms. A follow-up to the bestseller Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson, this hands-on guide expands upon the blended learning ideas presented in that book to provide practical implementation guidance for educators seeking to incorporate online learning with traditional classroom time. Readers will find a step-by-step framework upon which to build a more student-centered system, along with essential advice that provides the expertise necessary to build the next generation of K-12 learning environments. Leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders will gain valuable insight into the process of using online learning to the greatest benefit of students, while avoiding missteps and potential pitfalls.

    If online learning has not already rocked your local school, it will soon. Blended learning is one of the hottest trends in education right now, and educators are clamoring for "how-to" guidance. Blended answers the call by providing detailed information about the strategy, design, and implementation of a successful blended learning program.

  • Discover a useful framework for implementing blended learning
  • Unlock the benefits and mitigate the risks of online learning
  • Find answers to the most commonly asked questions surrounding blended learning
  • Create a more student-centered system that functions as a positive force across grade levels
  • Educators who loved the ideas presented in Disrupting Class now have a field guide to making it work in a real-world school, with expert advice for making the transition smoother for students, parents, and teachers alike. For educational leaders seeking more student-centered schools, Blended provides the definitive roadmap.

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About the Author-

  • MICHAEL B. HORN is a cofounder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute (CCI) and the former executive director of its education program. Currently, Michael serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions.

    HEATHER STAKER is the founder and president of Ready to Blend, a training and consulting firm focused on blended learning. Staker is also an adjunct fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute.

Table of Contents-

  • List of Videos xi

    Foreword xv
    Clayton M. Christensen

    Acknowledgments xxi

    About the Authors xxv

    Introduction 1

    Pattern of Disruptive Innovation 2

    Disruptive Innovation and Online Learning 3

    The Factory-Based Model of Schooling 5

    Student-Centered Learning 8

    Why Schools Are Reaching a Tipping Point 11

    Building a Field of Experts 17

    What You’ll Find in This Book 18

    Part 1 Understanding 29

    1 What Is Blended Learning? 31

    Online Learning’s Upward March 32

    What Blended Learning Is—and Isn’t 34

    Models of Blended Learning 37

    Mixing of Blended Models 52

    To Sum Up 53

    Appendix 1.1: Discussion of Key Terms 54

    Appendix 1.2: K–12 Blended-Learning Taxonomy 55

    2 Are All Classrooms Going to Blend? 67

    The Theory of Hybrids 69

    Is Blended Learning Disruptive? 71

    Hybrid Models of Blended Learning 73

    Disruptive Models of Blended Learning 76

    Foreseeing the K–12 Education Revolution 77

    What Is to Become of Schools? 79

    To Sum Up 85

    Part 2 Mobilizing 93

    3 Start with the Rallying Cry 95

    The Alternative to Cramming 98

    Defining the Problem or Stating the Goal 99

    Should Leaders Focus on Sustaining or Disruptive Rallying Cries? 103

    How to Identify Core Opportunities 104

    How to Identify Nonconsumption Opportunities 105

    Threats versus Opportunities 107

    To Sum Up 109

    4 Organize to Innovate 113

    A Framework for Team Design 114

    Applying the Team Framework to Schools 120

    Using Multiple Types of Teams 129

    The Cost of Getting It Wrong 130

    To Sum Up 131

    Part 3 Designing 135

    5 Motivate the Students 137

    The Importance of Student Willingness to Learn 138

    The Jobs-to-Be-Done Theory 139

    Students’ Jobs to Be Done 143

    The Architecture of a Job 145

    Fulfilling the Job for Students 146

    What to Integrate, and How 152

    Blended Learning’s Role in Fulfilling Student Jobs 155

    The Danger of Asking Students to Change Jobs 156

    To Sum Up 157

    6 Elevate Teaching 169

    Designing the Teacher Role from the Student Perspective 170

    Designing the Teacher Role from the Teacher Perspective 176

    Doing Right for Students and Teachers 181

    To Sum Up 182

    7 Design the Virtual and Physical Setup 189

    Product Architecture and Interfaces 190

    The Shift in Personal Computer Architecture 192

    The Shift toward Modularity in Education 194

    Integrated versus Modular Online Content 195

    Integrated versus Modular Operating Systems 203

    Integrated versus Modular Physical Space 205

    Aligning Your Strategy to Your Circumstances 208

    To Sum Up 209

    Appendix 7.1: Snapshot of Online Content in Use Among K–12 Blended Programs 210

    8 Choose the Model 219

    Match the Model to the Type of Problem 221

    Match the Model to the Type of Team 224

    Match the Model to the Desired Student Experience 226

    Match the Model to the Role of the Teacher 229

    Match the Model to the Physical Space 232

    Match the Model to the Availability of Internet-Enabled Devices 234

    Prioritizing Options and Making the Selection 237

    Moving toward Multiple Models 237

    To Sum Up 240

    Appendix 8.1: Which Blended-Learning Model Matches Your Circumstances Best? 241


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