Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


Rural Maine Afterschool PD Program Gets $1.85 million NSF Grant for Online Video Coaching

A professional development program operating in rural Maine was recently awarded a $1.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to turn its hybrid video coaching program into an entirely online format. The Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM coaches educators as well as librarians on how to bring out-of-school STEM learning opportunities into their communities.

Cricket Media Debuts E-Mentoring Program

Cricket Media has introduced CricketTogether, an e-mentoring platform connecting students with carefully screened adult role models.

A3 Education Hosts IoT Summer Class with Acer

A3 Education, an education management and consulting company of 15 California schools, has partnered with Acer America to launch a free, online class this summer that equips students with programming skills to design and build Internet of things (IoT) devices.

Missouri District-Led Program Expands Tuition-Free Summer School Courses

A program originally created by Grandview R-2 School District called the Missouri Online Summer Institute is offering more than 100 free summer school courses for students in grades 7-12 this summer, with newly added career and technical education and Advanced Placement courses.

Facebook’s Developer Circles Draws Social and Online Learning Community Worldwide

Facebook last week at its F8 developer conference unveiled a program that aims to connect developers around the world and foster collaboration in computer science.

Steve Hargadon Wants Tech — and Individuals — to Revolutionize Education

Steve Hargadon wants a revolution in education. He is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, a social networking website for educators, as well as a vehicle for online and in-person educational conferences. During the ISTE conference in San Antonio, TX, Hargadon will present at three sessions.

South Carolina Recruits Teachers of Tomorrow to Fill Teacher Shortage

In an effort to resolve the state’s worsening teacher shortage, the South Carolina Department of Education has approved Teachers of Tomorrow, an alternative teacher licensure program, to train prospective teachers through online and in-person instruction.

Q & A With Art Educator Marcia Osterink

Marcia Osterink is a Southern California arts teacher and the creator of Arts Attack, an award-winning art curriculum designed for K-8 that’s available on DVD and streamable online.

Blended, Online Learning Innovation Grants Up for Grabs

An education non-profit that promotes the use of blended and online instruction as a route to personalized learning is now taking applications from teachers and school leaders who need funding to help them create programs for doing the same.

11 Ways to Make Your Online Course Go Global as a Freelance Educator

Author, speaker and educator Sarah Cornier explains how to get started as a freelance educator and reach a global student base online.

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