Making Math Work: K-8 Blended Learning

Making Math Work: K-8 Blended Learning
Authored by: Tom Vander Ark
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In partnership with: DreamBox Learning
Educators now have the power to boost student engagement and achievement with an exciting innovation: blended learning. While blended learning leverages technology, it’s not about technology per se—rather, it is a way to personalize learning for students, so teachers can give students what they need, when they need it, particularly in core subjects like math.
Why do we need to make this shift? The World Economic Forum ranks the U.S. an unacceptable 48th out of 133 developed and developing nations in math and science instruction. In an increasingly competitive world, our schools must move into high-performance mode, and leverage technology to advance education—just as we have used it to advance business. With lower device costs, increasing availability of Internet access, and engaging and sophisticated adaptive learning software systems and tools, it is easier than it has ever been to integrate blended learning into our schools. Teachers can become more productive and student accomplishment can be accelerated to more fully prepare our children for college, successful careers, and flourishing lives.
This white paper explores why and how educators can address the prospects of blended learning:

  1. Why Blended Learning?
  2. 10 Key Decisions and
  3. Phases of Development and Implementation Issues.

Making the shift to an online environment for a portion of the elementary school day can make teachers more productive and accelerate student accomplishment so more of our children can leave school fully prepared for college and successful careers.

Download “Making Math Work: K-8 Blended Learning

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