Hybrid Learning, Cicada Killers & the Next Big Fight

Hybrid Learning, Cicada Killers & the Next Big Fight
by seattleducation2010
Those seeking to privatize our schools know framing the conversation is key. That’s why institutions like the MacArthur Foundation have put serious time and money into social science research. Focus group results have been refined into sophisticated campaigns designed to convince us that digital education for children is superior to face-to-face instruction with a certified teacher. The […]

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seattleducation2010 | February 15, 2017 at 3:34 PM | Categories: A Better Way, Dreambox, LearnLaunch Institute, MAPLE, Nellie Mae Foundation, New Schools Venture Fund, personalized learning, Reed Hastings | URL: http://wp.me/pNbRQ-6LU

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Those seeking to privatize our schools know framing the conversation is key. That’s why institutions like the MacArthur Foundation have put serious time and money into social science research. Focus group results have been refined into sophisticated campaigns designed to convince us that digital education for children is superior to face-to-face instruction with a certified teacher. The goal? Put technology front and center in 21st century school redesign, and push human beings to the sidelines. Please disregard the fact that many giants in the tech world choose to send their children to Waldorf schools where natural materials and learning in relationship are the norm. I’m hoping this cicada killer post will be a bit of a shock to the system, one that can help reframe the current conversation about digital education and spur us to action. I know you’re curious, but bear with me, the insect portion of the story comes near the…

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