Reflections on Blended Learning

This summer, 28 NYC teachers graduated from the Blended Learning Institute (BLI)—a certificate program developed by the iZone in partnership with Pace University and the NYC Teaching Fellows.

We designed the BLI program to support teachers’ capacity in applying blended learning strategies to support:

  • Teachingfacilitating a learner-driven classroom environment where multiple learning modalities can occur, with an emphasis on small group and individual student-teacher interactions.
  • Assessmentleveraging online tools for assessing student comprehension, learning needs and digital work.
  • Curriculumdeveloping and curating quality multimedia content to provide more student choice or flexibility.

In the second year of the program, teachers with less than three years of experience engaged in a reflection process to examine the effects of specific instructional strategies. Read more about their process and lessons learned on the Blended Learning Institute Teacher Reflections Tumblr.

Blended Learning to Increase Students’ Comprehension

by Madona Liverpool

The Cure for Senioritis: Take One Blended Curriculum and Call Me in the Morning

By Ryan Keough

Why oh why must we JUSTIFY?

By Lauren Dizon

The Dummy Teacher’s Guide to Blending

By Rahul Patel

A Student’s Success with Blended Learning

By Collen Ambrose

Asynchronous Learning Using an Independent Work Tracker

By Vanessa Bowman

The Online Scientific Community: Discussion Boards and Student Voice

By Matt Steiniger

How Self-Regulation can lead to Higher Performance

By Scott Larsen

Technology with a Purpose

By Catherine Calogero

Who Will Finish First? Attempts to Blend a 7th Grade Science Classroom

By Patricia McNamara

Growth through Reflection: Quantifying the Impact of Rubric Self-Analysis

By Vince Joralemon

A Voice in the Crowd

By Elise Chom

Seeing Science

By Laura Singleton