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  • Writer's pictureHeather Clayton Staker

What blended learning looks like

Updated: Feb 19, 2019

Expect to see less whole-class, teacher-led instruction and a greater mix of learning modalities in a blended classroom or school. Blended learning varies from one school to the next, but every blended program has a few things in common.


What Blended Learning Looks Like in Practice.pdf

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Most of the ideas in the free PDF, which you can download by clicking on the above link, are from a book I coauthored with Michael B. Horn entitled Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools (San Francisco: Wiley, 2015), published with the support and thought leadership of the Clayton Christensen Institute.

The PDF includes eight topics:

  1. Is your program truly blended learning?

  2. The four main blended-learning models--and their many combinations

  3. Examples of Rotation models

  4. Examples of Flex models

  5. Examples of A La Carte models

  6. Examples of Enriched Virtual models

  7. What blended learning looks like for adult learners

  8. Which model is best?

I hope the PDF will help you envision how blend learning looks on the ground and imagine the changes you could make in your own schools to improve teaching and learning.

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