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The rise of blended learning coaches

The rise of blended learning coaches

The blended learning movement has led to a unique role for some educators—that of a coach

blended-coachWhile not necessarily commonplace , blended learning–any instance in which a student learns in both a brick-and-mortar school and through an online delivery platform–is growing in popularity in districts across the nation, due in part to its cost savings potential and its ability to let students personalize their learning.

In the face of increased blended learning opportunities, a new role has emerged for some educators: that of the blended learning “coach,” or “success coach,” whose job is to provide support and guidance to students, acting as a mentor, a counselor, and more.

“One of the secret sauces that really makes [blended learning] work is a success coach,” said Mickey Revenaugh, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Connections Learning, during a webinar to highlight success coaches’ practices.

(Next page: How a blended learning success coach operates)

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  2. tcnixon

    February 24, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Interesting article (and what a great job). The coach is clearly key to the success. One note: E2020 is now called Edgenuity.

  3. drthomasho

    March 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I’m interested in learning more about Nexus Academy. What do you suggest?