I recently spent two days in the Bay Area touring blended schools and meeting with providers along with a group of organizations focused on city-based innovation that CEE-Trust sponsored. Since Terry Ryan of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute penned this nice write up on the visit, I will just refer to it. A few of his many insightful takeaways are below:
- The blended learning sector is still very much in its infancy
- The Common Core offers the hope of scaling out rapidly and across many jurisdictions new products and blended learning models
- Blended learning changes the nature of teaching
- “Teaching is moving towards tutoring here”
- School leaders and teachers worry most about “tech dramas and nightmares.”
- The kids like the freedom and flexibility of blended learning.
- Blended learning can be a teacher-driven reform.
Check out Terry’s post – Peering into the future of blended learning – for more.