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How to Make Blended Learning Work

BlendedBlended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well, it combines the best features of both types of learning.

With the generous support of Middlebury Interactive Languages, a provider of K-12 digital world language curriculum, we’ve compiled this list of stories from our archives, along with other relevant materials, to help you learn more about blended learning and how to make it successful in your school or district.

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Four ways to extend the ‘fast’ blended learning student

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Self-paced blended learning (and any type of blended learning that provides access for students to "future" learning materials) produces a wonderful "problem" - what should be done with…

5 examples of blended learning success

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As new educational models gain support among educators and students who want to learn in new and different ways, blended learning is perhaps one of the strongest among…

Blended learning simplified and explained in video

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You would never ask students to write without giving them something to write with. You would never ask students to read without the right reading materials. You would never…

How blended learning can help teach world languages

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Blended learning allows students to learn at their own pace, but there are a number of challenges to making it work. During a recent webinar sponsored by Middlebury…

20 tips and features of blended learning programs

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Blended learning programs are growing in popularity across the U.S., as more educators and students seek to personalize teaching and learning through education programs that combine face-to-face learning…

The rise of blended learning coaches

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While 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…

Five steps to a successful blended learning program

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As school leaders consider adopting blended learning to provide more opportunities for their students, here are five key considerations gleaned from the thousands of schools we’ve worked with.…

eSN Special Report: Learning a language online

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In tiny Weybridge, Vermont (population 833), the most common industry is farming. Yet the fifty or so students in the town’s K-6 elementary school are preparing for a…

Important considerations for blended learning

Important considerations for blended learning

As blended learning programs grow in popularity, proponents of the approach—which involves a combination of computer-based learning and face-to-face instruction—say there are a few key considerations school leaders…

New program prepares educators for blended learning

New program prepares educators for blended learning

Many brick-and-mortar schools want to incorporate more online instruction—but how should teachers prepare for the newly popular blended classroom? An update to a national certification program for educators…

Additional Resources

Bringing World Language Education to Everyone (PDF Download)

How one small Vermont school’s “transformative” decision to create a blended learning program has galvanized its students, faculty and community.


Webinar: Finding the Right Blend – World Language Education in a Blended Learning Environment:

A 60-minute webinar that discusses best practices for implementing world language curriculum in a blended environment, including strategies and tips for overcoming challenges in the blended classroom.


Success Story: Coventry Village School Brings ‘a Glimpse of the Wider World’ to Students through Blended Learning (PDF Download):

Online curriculum from Middlebury Interactive Languages helps this tiny Vermont school offer instruction in foreign languages and culture to students in grades 2-8


Infographic – Language Learning Goes Digital:

How schools are using a suite of 21st Century tools, including Middlebury Interactive’s digital world language courses, to improve second language acquisition.


Video: Hear from a Principal, Teacher and Student on Blended Learning


Video: Blending Learning & World Language Curriculum:

Since blended learning often means something different to each district or school, Middlebury Interactive provides flexible solutions.
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