Blended Learning is Flexible Learning
Flipped and Blended Learning at the core of any student centered classroom. Teacher take advantage of a variety of media, technology and instructional strategies realizing time and achievement gains.
The Distance Education services offered by the LHRIC are designed to provide professional development and technology solutions to support teachers and administrators that are scalable, flexible and adaptive as these educators explore new proven approaches to their practice.
See the resources linked herein for research and white papers on blended learning.
These media rich technologies include but are not limited to;
Video on Demand - No classroom today would be complete without the compliment of video content. As teachers work to provide video content as part of their approach to blended and flipped classrooms, it is critical to have an easy to use, safe and secure interface. With the Ensemble Video on Demand service, teachers and district staff can make video content available to all stakeholders within or outside of any communication or learning portals being used.
Videoconferencing - is proven to be effective in engaging students with each other as well as experts from a cross the street and across the globe in hands-on collaborations and dialog. Whether using enterprise videoconferencing equipment or Skype like web interfaces, the staff at the RIC are prepared to help teachers and administrators blend real time audio and video conferencing in to their instructional programs.
Courses in Credit Recovery, Credit Accrual, Electives and Advance Placement - As budgets shrink and instructional programs are cut, districts are looking at different ways to provide instruction to students. The LHRIC has a variety of flexible common core curriculum focused options available. These include; the OC21 Collaborative School, a partnership between PNW BOCES, LCI Ltd., and the LHRIC. In addition services designed around off the shelf vendor solutions is provided for Pearson Grad Point and Eduinity (formerly e2020).
Blackboard Instructional Portal - Schools are using the rich resources of their highly qualified teaching staff to design blended courses. The Blackboard Learning portal goes beyond content management incorporating valuable instructional tools such as common core alignment, adaptive release, assessments, web 2.0 tools, all aligned with content and a grading center in an easy to use web based format.
If you are interested in exploring any of these solutions for your district, contact Sarah Martabano (email@example.com) (914) 592-4203 x3411 or your Regional Coordinator.
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