These resources were co-designed through a partnership between the tech-enabled and blended learning experts at EdSurge, the Highlander Institute, and 2Revolutions.
EdSurge is a news and media company that reports on educational innovation and technology. They aim to connect the makers, users, and knowledge-seekers of edtech who share a common goal -- to improve teaching and learning. EdSurge does this through writing, researching and sharing stories about what emerging technologies can–and cannot–do to support learning among all students in K-12 and in higher ed. They also connect people through our jobs board, virtual and live workshops and conferences.
The Highlander Institute envisions an equitable, just educational system that meets the needs of all students as it prepares them for success in our complex, rapidly changing world. The Highlander Institute cultivates and disseminates innovative education solutions that improve educator and system capacity to provide personalized experiences for every learner.
2Revolutions (2Rev) is a national education design lab striving to transform the American education system. 2Rev works with entrepreneurial leaders and practitioners within K12 and Higher Education to design, build, and implement new learning models and help catalyze the enabling systems that prepare students for success in the future. In its work with educators, 2Rev provides in-person, blended, and online learning experiences on a range of Future of Learning topics, including tech-enabled and blended learning.
Leverage tech to support learning
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Tech-enabled Learning Progression: Self-assess your ability to purposefully integrate technology into instruction and assessment to maximize student learning. Based on where you self-assess, pick the relevant learning experiences to meet your needs.
Tech-enabled Playlist: If you want to advance your tech-enabled practice but don’t have the time or inclination to engage in a full course, use this playlist to build your knowledge and skills. Pick the relevant portion of the playlist based on where you self-assess on the learning progression.
Exploring Blended Learning: Exploring Blended Learning is an exploration of blended learning and its intentional and thoughtful integration of technology into instruction and assessment. By the end of this course, you develop a robust definition of blended learning and use that definition to make the case for blended as a powerful learning model.
Digital Game-Based Learning: Explore how digital games can be used in the classroom as a tool for instruction and assessment. Using digital games is just one way that educators can include opportunities for learner agency, interaction, iterative feedback, customization, and risk-taking in their curriculum.
Blended Learning - A Deeper Dive: Design blended learning with a focus on differentiation, student voice, choice, agency, and rigor. This course is for educators who have a general understanding of blended learning, may have implemented a basic station rotation approach, are ready to explore models that further integrate technology into instruction and assessment, deepen opportunities for learner agency, and infuse rigor in their lessons.
Leading Blended Learning: Identify strategies for leading a successful blended learning implementation plan. School/district leaders examine practices that have been successful scaling and sustaining this work to maximize student learning, including the delivery of high quality blended professional development for staff.
Project-Based Learning in a Blended Classroom: Project-based learning is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge of presented concepts. In Project-Based Learning in a Blended Classroom, you explore the eight elements of project-based learning, identifying how these elements enhance a student's learning experience, and investigate how the integration of technology can help increase the level of rigor and authenticity. The course exposes you to tools and strategies from which you design a meaningful project in your blended classroom from project launch through culminating task.
Aligning Edtech to Your Needs: Educators: Designed to help educators identify and align instructional need with teaching, learning, and technology philosophies, this course focuses on the creation of a Need Profile. The Need Profile determines the foundational functionality that drives the edtech purchase decision at the classroom level.
Aligning Edtech to Your Needs: School Leaders: Designed to help school/district leaders identify and align instructional need with teaching. learning, and technology philosophies, this course focuses on the creation of a Need Profile. The Need Profile determines the foundational functionality that drives the edtech purchase decision at the program, school, or district level.
Selecting and Socializing Your Edtech: School Leaders: School leaders use the Need Profile they created during the companion course, Aligning Edtech to Your Needs: School Leaders as a tool to be critical consumers of technology as they move toward selecting and evaluating edtech at the program, school, or district level. School leaders use this problem-first approach to selecting edtech, leading to more stakeholder buy-in and improved alignment between the technology and the unique needs of their teachers and students.