Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


Microsoft Unveils 5 MOOCs on K–12 Digital Pedagogy and Leadership

Microsoft’s education team is sponsoring five new online courses designed to help guide K–12 principals, headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Ohio Online Schools Say They Will Appeal State Audits

Several of the nine Ohio cyber schools under investigation for allegedly inflating student attendance records say they will appeal state audits and challenge efforts to recover tens of millions of dollars already provided in tax money.

9 Ohio Cyber Schools May Have to Pay State $83 Million

The Ohio Department of Education could demand repayment of $83 million from nine online charter schools for allegedly inflating student attendance records.

Judge Allows Ohio to Review Online Charter School's Records

A judge is allowing Ohio to review certain attendance records at the state’s largest online charter school, the Associated Press reported Monday. The revelation could jeopardize the school’s $106 million in annual funding.

Flipped Initiative Launches First Certification Track

A new organization dedicated to improving the practices of the flipped classroom has introduced a certification program intended to give teachers and administrators a foundational understanding.

New MOOC Uses AR to Teach About Water Cycle and More

A new massive open online course (MOOC) launching today uses augmented reality (AR) technology to teach about the water cycle — and how to build AR models for future coursework.

Flipped Learning Organization Recruits Ambassadors

An organization launched in June to expand the use of the flipped classroom has selected a sizable group of "ambassadors" to promote the practice in their own communities.

Generation Global Offers Free Online Forum for Students to Explore Cultural Differences

Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.

Virtual Field Trip to Mars for Middle Schoolers

Discovery Education and Lockheed Martin are teaming up to offer a virtual field trip to Mars for middle school classrooms around the world. The free event is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. PT Oct. 4, during World Space Week.

Wyoming District Turns to Blended Learning to Bring Readers to Grade Level

Wyoming's Albany County School District #1 will deploy a blended reading program in an effort to ensure that all students are reading at or above grade level.

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