Flipped Classrooms, Blended Learning & Virtual Schools


New Facility Enables Remote Users to Control Robot Swarms

The Georgia Institute of Technology is opening the "Robotarium" this month to allow users from around the world to test out their code on a rotating pair of robot swarms.

Apex Learning Debuts Personalized Learning Tutorials for High School Equivalency Exams

Apex Learning, a provider of digital curricula, has launched new tutorials designed to help students prepare for high school equivalency exams.

Country's Oldest State Virtual School Turns 20

When Florida formally launched Florida High School in 1997, no other state had attempted such an undertaking.

Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

College Board and Khan Academy Partner on AP Courses, Test Prep

The College Board, which administers the SAT and Advanced Placement tests and programs, has teamed up with nonprofit Khan Academy to create preparatory materials and exercises for AP courses, to be available for free on Khan Academy’s website.

CA Charter Boosts Personalized Learning Options for Homeschoolers

The largest public charter home study program in California has partnered with the online education marketplace Outschool to bring more than 1,000 live online classes to home schooled students in nine counties.

Kentucky Initiative Wants K–12, College Students to Reach for Cloud Careers

With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.

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.

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