October 01, 2014
More and more school districts are turning to Blended Learning, an education model where students learn part through online math delivery of lessons and part through the traditional classroom, to implement the rigorous standards of 21st century learning. As with any educational initiative or strategy, the right Blended Learning model, used in conjunction with a digital curriculum, should deepen student understanding, critical thinking, and independent problem-solving capabilities as outlined in the Common Core and other standards documents.
In this white paper, Best Practices for Evaluating Digital Curricula, you’ll discover:
The proliferation of digital curricula makes it even more important for educators to be discerning and to critically test and judge software before incorporating it into a blended learning program.
Transformative digital content that enables students to make sense of things on their own requires a different kind of adaptive platform that can provide feedback based on how students think for themselves in new situations. The “intelligent” difference lies in the pedagogy and transformative nature of the digital content—a great example of the redefinition category in the SAMR model.
Lessons written for an Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform are designed to adapt in real time and aren’t simply digitized static content that replicate print resources. Instead, they are built from the ground up to be interactive and adapt at any moment to the ideas of any student. Truly intelligent adaptivity uses non-linear sequencing informed by decades of research about natural cognitive development and growth in reasoning, instead of being generated from crowd-sourcing other students’ behaviors with digitized print materials.
This report includes a digital curriculum evaluation checklist for easy reference, as well as steps for implementation after the selection process is complete. You’ll learn nine key implementation factors most strongly linked to education success, and many other tips for a high return on investment from math online curriculum.
VP of Learning for DreamBox Learning