June 13, 2019 | Blended Learning, Raise Your Hand Texas
Why Blended Learning? Check out these videos, featuring Texas educators, school leaders, and students talking about the power of blended learning in their own words.
Behind the data
Higher teacher satisfaction, fewer behavior problems, and increased student achievement — look behind the data about how blended learning is moving the needle across Texas.
Raising the bar
“When students take ownership over their learning, they want to learn … Once we get students to want to learn, they’ll want to learn anything.”
Transforming teacher mindsets
Hear why teachers who tried blended learning would never go back to the one-size-fits-all approach to teaching.
The Student Voice
When school districts across Texas began to revolutionize classroom learning with blended learning, they had no idea that students would soon describe their experiences as“amazing,”“freedom,” and“just me, myself.” Watch the playlist!
The deadline to apply for Raising Blended Learners is June 30. Apply for your district today!
As school districts, charter school networks, and even single schools adopt new, innovative academic models, it’s important that leadership teams develop thoughtful plans to ensure that the initiative is implemented in a financially and operationally sustainable way.
Why host a finance workshop early in the school design process? In 2016, Afton facilitated over 30 workshops with school teams that were in the process of building business plans to support blended learning at their district or network.
A common misconception many school teams have in the early stages of developing innovative school models is their pilot is too small or the timing is too early to contemplate financial sustainability. However, this is exactly the time for school teams to begin considering how the model can be sustained in the long-term.