Learning Accelerator

The Learning Accelerator is committed to providing teachers, administrators and others who are interested in blended learning with resources to help understand and successfully implement blended learning programs.

These resources currently include whitepapers on personalized learning, case studies on how innovative districts are adopting blended learning, and step-by-step implementation guides for districts ready to take the first steps.

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NEW! Blended Learning Implementation Guide 2.0

The Learning Accelerator and Getting Smart joined with DLN to update this popular guide. Version 2.0 reflects feedback from schools and districts, developments in the field, and new educational technology trends.

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Clayton Christensen Institute – A guide to personalized learning

Published in 2012 as suggestions for the Race to the Top-District Competition. RTT-D is sponsored by the US Dep. of Education to create personalized learning to bolster student achievement.

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Disruptive Innovation Investment Program

Reynoldsburg City Schools and TLA developed a school-level grant competition to foster new or developing initiatives that further progress toward financially sustainable academic growth and achievement for all students.

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The Learning Accelerator: Blended Learning Educator Competencies

A framework to help leaders and teachers better understand the competencies educators need to be effective in blended teaching and learning environments.

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Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement

TLA Partner Daniel Owens co-authors this framework for edtech purchasing, offering practical advice to guide key decisions.  Includes infographic.

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Greeley-Evans District 6 Blended Learning Report

TLA's school district partner in Colorado shares its blended learning update to their school board. A useful example of how to communicate about blended learning initiatives, implementation timelines and district responsibilities.

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Rogers Family Foundation – Oakland Unified School District Blended Learning Pilot

The Foundation selected four schools as partners in their commitment to fundamentally change and improve teaching and learning in Oakland.

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Greeley-Evans District 6 Teacher "Listening Tour"

This Colorado school district's initial blended learning implementation efforts included a series of meetings with teachers to hear their questions and comments. Early outreach to teachers, and their ongoing involvement, is key to blended learning success.

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Aspire Public Schools Blended Learning 101 Handbook

A helpful guide for any school or district considering blended learning implementation - includes school case studies and online resources. - 

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Rogers Family Foundation – Oakland Unified School District Blended Learning Pilot (Part 2)

The Rogers Family Foundation is excited to share an update to their Oakland Blended Learning case study published in October 2012.

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Education Sector – The Right Mix: How an L.A. School is Blending a Curriculum for Personalized Learning

This profile of an implementation in a school in Los Angeles describes both the potential and the challenges of blended learning.

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Rhode Island Department of Education - Innovation Powered By Technology Model School

This report details the implementation of blended learning at a Providence elementary school chosen to be a proof point for the state.

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Clayton Christensen Institute – Convening Rhode Island around digital learning

An education case study developed from the “Innovation Powered by Technology” conference in 2012. A model of how to convene a successful conference about student-centered digital learning.