By Tiffany Wycoff and Charity Dodd. Learn from two of our LINC leaders, Tiffany Wycoff and Charity Dodd, about how educators can support digital natives in classrooms using blended learning strategies. Four Ways to Support Digital Natives PDF
by Kim Weber, LINC Transformation Agent Throughout my work in schools as a LINC Coach, there is a concern consistently expressed by teachers; one that results in the biggest deterrent for those who are beginning to transform their teaching practice [...]
In many of my LINC virtual coaching sessions last week, one or more teachers made the statement, “I haven’t tried this yet because I’m going to wait until I can start it fresh next year.” We were discussing strategies for blended learning innovation with the goal of creating more pathways for student agency and personalization. In all cases, teachers were on board with trying something new like station rotation or a playlist, but they were reluctant to start now.
Why Make the Shift: Thoughts on 21C Learning and How I Reimagined My Job of Being a Teacher – by Kim WeberScott Noon2019-08-23T19:52:51-07:00
by Kim Weber, LINC Coach It’s 2012, and I’m standing in my classroom, after just leaving a workshop for this Learning Management System, called Schoology. I have fifteen years of teaching under my belt, and I’m thinking to myself, “Why [...]
I sat with a teacher a few weeks ago that was confronted with a very common classroom challenge - how to create more differentiation in her classroom to better reach all of her students. She was worried that her struggling [...]
One of the persistent issues that we hear from educators is...we can’t keep these students off of their cell phones. Some schools have (largely unsuccessfully) attempted “no cell phone” policies which usually results in backlash from students and parents and [...]
by Charity Dodd, LINC Coach Recently I spoke with an educator who asked for support in creating a Professional Learning Community (PLC) for first year teachers in her building. What a great idea! I remember not even feeling the slightest [...]
By Tiffany Wycoff, co-founder of LINC Instead of walking into a carefully designed class that’s adorned with decorations and already set class rules, students are experiencing something new on the first day of school. They are now setting up their [...]
When I first began blending digital and face-to-face learning, it was easy enough to create a flow between online learning spaces and offline learning. However, I noticed that sometimes my students were not getting as much out of the digital learning platform as I had anticipated. This was especially true when students could rush through their tasks, consuming content without real understanding or application of learning. Instead of trying to learn, they were racing to be done.
by Tiffany Wycoff When our team at Learning Innovation Catalyst (LINC) speaks about the urgency of 21st-century learning, we cite futurists’ predictions about the uncertainty of tomorrow’s world – that by 2035, when today’s youngest students emerge from college into [...]
At the recent Big Picture Learning conference, Sir Ken Robinson stated, “If you design a system to do something, don’t be surprised if it does it.” Just as schools were designed as factory models to produce one-size-fits-all knowledge, lesson plans [...]
Formative assessment is core to Personalized Learning. To master formative assessment as a pathway to personalizing the learning path, we need to make a critical mindset shift around assessment. Instead of thinking as assessment as the endpoint of the linear learning sequence, we need to think of assessment AS learning.
Depending on which futurist you ask, we stand to lose between 38%-50% of today’s jobs to automation over the next 20 years. The jobs predicted to fall to automation include those which are repetitive, predictable, and routine. The jobs [...]
In Blended Learning in Action, the hallmarks of effective practice are outlined by The PAACC: Personalization, Agency, Audience, Creativity, and Connectivity. One way to ensure we hit the mark in personalizing learning is to focus on agency from the start. [...]