Create New Opportunities for Students by Building Teachers’ Capacity for Blended Learning

Create New Opportunities for Students by Building Teachers’ Capacity for Blended Learning

"Blended learning combines the best of traditional instruction with online and digital media to increase student engagement, maximize teachers’ time with students, and deliver personalized learning.  Blended learning empowers students to take ownership of their education by providing some control over time, place, path, or pace while affording our teachers more opportunities to meet with students for more individualized instruction." - Definition created by the Garnet Valley Blended Learning Committee 2017

Improving Together - The Importance of Getting Admin Involved in PD

Improving Together - The Importance of Getting Admin Involved in PD

In today’s complex and ever-changing school system, constant and continuing professional learning is critical. However, investment in time and resources for professional learning does not automatically translate into improved classroom practice nor does it naturally result in an increase in student achievement. Educators are often so inundated with training on different topics that successful implementation can be difficult.

Future Ready Starts with Access!

Future Ready Starts with Access!

Becoming a Future Ready School District should begin with access to technology for every student and teacher. Without access to technology, Future Ready is abstract and theoretical. 

The price tag for classroom technology has significantly decreased over time as schools can now provide devices for students for as little as $50 per student, per year. Today, providing access to technology in schools is less about money and more about vision and leadership. 

There Are Not Enough Moonshots Taken in Education

There Are Not Enough Moonshots Taken in Education

I am extremely lucky to work in an organization that isn’t afraid to set enormously high standards. I also know that philosophy is an uncommon practice in most districts. Twenty-first-century challenges need twenty-first-century approaches; however, school leaders are often quick to adopt minor improvements to existing systems in lieu of larger changes that would upset the status quo. What is needed in the current state of education are more Moonshots.