Resource: Blended Learning Resources
Week 1 resources
Christensen Institute’s Definition of Blended Learning
Christensen Institute’s Blended Learning Universe
iNACOL and MetisNet "When Success is the Only Option: Designing Competency-Based Pathways for Next Generation Learning"
Week 2 resources
Paul Tough on non-cognitive skills: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/10/23/how-children-succeed-qa-with-paul-tough/ &http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/books/review/how-children-succeed-by-paul-tough.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Forbes Magazine. "What Education Can Learn from Kung Fu."
Chicago Consortium of School Research: http://ccsr.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/publications/Noncognitive%20Report.pdf
Dell Foundation. Summit Public Schools Case Study
Week 3 resources
Aspire Public Schools' Blended Learning 101 Handbook
Whole Brain Teaching: http://www.wholebrainteaching.com
Week 4 resources
Research on the summer slide:
Alexander, K. L., Entwisle, D., & Olson, L. (2007). Lasting consequences of the summer learning gap. American Sociological Review, 72, 167–180.
McCombs, J. S., Augustine, C. H., Schwartz, H. L., Bodilly, S. J., McInnis, B., Lichter, D. S., & Cross, A. B. (2011). Making summer count: How summer programs can boost students' learning. Santa Monica, CA: RAND. Retrieved from www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2011/RAND_MG1120.pdf
Research on class size:
“What the Class Size Research Really Says.” National Education Writers Association. http://www.educatedreporter.com/2010/07/what-class-size-research-really-says.html
Hanushek, Eric A. Some Findings from an Independent Investigation of the Tennessee STAR Experiment and Other Investigations of Class Size Effects.” American Educational Research Association http://hanushek.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/publications/hanushek%201999%20EEPA%2021%282%29.pdf
Sustained Inquiry in Education: Lessons from Skill Grouping and Class Size http://her.hepg.org/content/36m328762x21610x/
Public Impact, “Opportunity Culture” monographs and videos: www.opportunityculture.org