Blended learning is successful with young students if modified for their unique learning needs

blended-learningImplementing blended learning in the earliest grades can have an incredibly positive impact on young students if educators follow a “transitional” blended learning model that focuses on active and intentional technology use.

A transitional blended learning model follows, with a few tweaks, a traditional rotational model as outlined by the Clayton Christensen Institute: students move on a fixed schedule between digital learning (in which they have some control over time, place, path, and/or pace) and traditional teacher-led classroom instruction, said Barker Davis, senior vice president of business development for AWE, during an edWeb webinar.

This model, Davis said, is the best blended learning model for preK-2 students because of its engagement, focus, and personalization.

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