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