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What is Blended Learning

Blended learning illustration - brick and mortar (traditional instruction and technology rich instruction) combined with online learning (informal online learning and full-time online learning) creates blended learning

What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning combines the best of in-person classroom teaching with online technology to personalize instruction. Blended learning is critically different from—but easily confused with—the much broader trend of equipping classrooms with devices and software. We believe that for Texas to lead the world in student achievement, our schools must be wise enough to look beyond the technology trap and, instead, pursue a more strategic and focused blended learning strategy.

  • Blended Learning is Personalized: Teachers work one-on-one with students to address the individual needs, skills, and interests of each learner.
  • Blended Learning is Data-Driven: Teachers use classroom technology and data to better understand each student’s individual learning level and help guide content and activities that challenges them at their appropriate pace.
  • Blended Learning Encourages Student Ownership: Students are empowered and responsible for doing the thinking in the classroom and own the process of learning, acting on their understanding of where they are in the learning journey.

Program contact information:

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Chris Lowak

Director of Raising Blended Learners

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