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Blended Learning

Blended Learning Leads to Student Success

Blended Learning is Increasingly Becoming the Most Successful Form of Education for Students The concept of blended learning has increased in more recent years as the Internet and the classroom continually evolve and become more fused. If online classes are the norm now for many students, many older students forget what it was like to still interact in a real class. For younger students who've grown up in the Internet era, they've never experienced the concept of a real classroom unless shown the way to see how well blended learning works.
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Differentiation

Differentiation

As previously discussed on differentiation, charter schools are looking for ways to stand out amongst increasing options. As the challenge and demand for student enrollment grows, charter schools continue to improve their programs and differentiate themselves as much as possible.
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quality schools

Differentiation Through Data, Part 1

 
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E-Learning

Reinforcement of Concepts Through Engaging Application

Traditional approaches are challenged more than ever as school choice increases and educational theories are diversified. From online learning to flexible scheduling, students today are reaping the benefits of increasingly creative options for schooling.  Continued research, technological advances, and overcrowding of traditional public schools are generating unique models that rival anything I experienced as a K-12 grade student. I can remember endless hours of sitting at my desk and listening to a variety of teachers lecture material for the course. This singular modality would only be interrupted with an occasional test that would assess how well I retained the content they delivered to me. As I entered community college, I soon realized that I retained very little content from this singular approach.
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E-Learning

Innovation and Charter Schools: Beyond the Buzzword

Innovation is a highly used word these days with the many technological advances and along with those, 21st century skills. Innovation is known as a new idea, more effective device or process, or as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulated needs, or existing market needs. Innovation is seen in almost all industries and many claim to be leaders in innovation. Many charter schools have broken down some traditional barriers to true achieve innovation, but many continue to simply mimic others or offer online courses and claim to be innovative.
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Online Learning

A Winning Pair: Online Learning and Projects

Project Based Learning has become a preferred learning modality in many schools today. As noted by the Buck Institute for Education, Project Based Learning helps students develop deeper learning competencies that can be applied in the real world. According to latest research findings and practical experience, highlights of Project Based learning are: 
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quality schools

Project Based Learning Matches How Students Learn

I have been working in the charter school industry in a variety of capacities for many years. The experience combined with many years of schooling from teaching and administrative credential programs to a PhD program in curriculum, has prompted much reflection on education, schooling and what and how we learn best. As a lifelong participant in the public education system throughout grades K-12, I share a similar classroom experience with many of daily lecturing, textbooks, section reviews and common assessments. Similar to most of my classmates, I was not thrilled about the presentation of angles and intersecting lines or the proper use of a dangling modifier. The content was consistently delivered the same and we were always assessed in the same way. I frequently found myself forgetting information that was presented during class and often felt like I wasn’t learning anything permanently or useful.    
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personalization

Curriculum That Adapts to Each Student

There is an abundance of technological tools available today to enhance and support our every need. As a school with a mission to utilize the most innovative tools and practices available to successfully support students, we at Method Schools have researched the best technological tools and practices available.
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quality schools

Socialization: It's a Matter of Quantity vs. Quality

We receive many questions from parents regarding the number of opportunities for socialization when a student is in enrolled in a blended learning program such as Method Schools. As a mother of a child enrolled in blended learning programs throughout her educational career and as an experienced administrator in blended learning, I have found that socialization within flexible blended learning programs becomes a matter of quantity vs. quality.
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