Last week over 1,500 K-12 educators gathered in Austin, TX for the Virtual School Symposium hosted by iNACOL. Though the event is branded for virtual schools, one of the most popular topics was blended learning – the intersection between face-to-face and online learning.
We discovered that blended learning can be a confusing topic as definitions vary based on institution. To help, Blackboard K-12 embarked on projects to shed light on the model and practices around blended learning. At VSS, we launched our newest eduviews K-12 leadership publication: Blended Learning: Where Online and Face-to-Face Instruction Intersect at a breakfast featuring a panel of practitioners.
In addition to the breakfast, we sat down with some students and administrators to capture their thoughts on blended learning. We took that footage and compiled some videos to help districts as they venture into blended learning or look to grow their current programs. If you have examples, feel free to send them our way and we’ll share with the community.
Adam, a 6th grader, shares how he uses online learning to access school materials 24/7.
Stefan, a 12th grader, explains how his district used blended learning to engage him in and out of class.
Hear how administrators from across the nation are progressing with blended learning at their schools and districts.