Recently, we were able to speak with Dr. Paula Love, the RFP Matchmaker, and discuss the implications of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for school systems as well as industries serving them. Dr. Love shared valuable information to assist us in serving students. Here are some highlights to assist you as well and if you are interested in learning more, please download our Infographic ESSA Policy & Funding Update.Continue reading
Academic research in the field of effective practices specific to blended and online learning in K-12 classrooms is still “young,” so the lack of data to define those practices and build the resources to prepare teachers to excel when teaching in blended and online environments is not surprising. However, as the pedagogy emerges and the rate of adoption continues to grow, educators and administrators need direction in incorporating best practices of blended and online learning in K-12 environments. With the idea of furthering the field in mind, I developed two frameworks to identify standards and essential components of both blended and online instruction. Continued exposure in the field has led to specific focus on the needs of instructors trying to implement blended instruction, as their barriers seem to be undeveloped or lacking resources for growth.Continue reading
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