Now is the time when districts start crafting budgets for the upcoming school year. For those embarking on personalized blended learning, or those already underway, serious consideration should be given to the time, funding, and strategy devoted to professional development (PD) because blended learning is a fundamental shift in strategy and pedagogy, not a tactic or some extra technology.
Technology can amplify great teaching, but great technology cannot replace poor teaching. Properly implemented and fully leveraged by schools and districts, PD can help teachers become efficient and effective implementing blended learning, and student outcomes can be significantly improved. That is, if blended learning PD is prioritized and emphasized over a sustained period of time. Read the rest of this article at our BlendedLearningFacts site.
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