We are excited to bring you the latest in the eSchool News Guides series. eSchool News Guides are full of resources, tips, trends, and insights from industry experts on a variety of topics that are essential to the classroom, school, and district.

The April Guide, the Online and Blended Learning Guide, delves into the complications schools face as many have been pushed online in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. It takes a look at how quickly districts, schools, and educators moved to get lessons online and send learning resources home with students to keep their brains active during what is still an unknown amount of time.

Part of the beauty of online and blended learning is that much of the learning and many of the resources are available outside of the classroom. Engaging videos and interactive resources are just a sampling of these learning materials, and our stories connect you to them.

Many educators have experience with online learning, but for some, it’s a new way to deliver instruction. The eSchool News Online and Blended Learning Guide offers tips and strategies to help educators create engaging online courses, and it also reveals how online and blended learning offer the flexibility necessary to help students pursue their passions.

You also can find a complete list of online and blended learning partners and companies in the guide.

We’ll release a new guide at the beginning of each month, and we’ll feature content focused around each guide’s topic throughout the month. Stay tuned for eSchool News Guides on library media technology, esports, and more. Each guide also offers a comprehensive index of all the companies involved in that month’s specific focus area.

We hope you’ll share this Online and Blended Learning Guide with your colleagues and use it to learn a bit more about how school leaders and educators can create engaging learning experiences for students.

P.S. – If you missed any of our other Guides, such as the eSchool News STEM, STEAM & Makerspaces Guide or the eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide, you can find them here.

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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