Using blended learning teachers can leverage well-designed technology to exponentially increase their capacity to deliver individualized instruction for each and every student. Adaptive software meets students where they are and allows them to progress at their own pace based on mastery of competencies, and teachers are freed up to explore new ways to restructure time, space, and other resources to create a more student-centered learning experience. As teachers restructure their resources and use data from real time assessments, they can frequently group and regroup students by content area to ensure that the learners are receiving the supports they need while maximizing the teacher’s expertise.
The Raising Blended Learners initiative aims to demonstrate the exponential power of blended learning to facilitate and scale student-centered learning. Explore how school districts in Texas are already using the power of blended learning to personalize instruction for all students at www.raiseyourhandtexas.org/blended
Leaders matter. You are critical to growing teachers and students, caring for the future of Texas, and advancing public education every day. You are the linchpin of innovation in Texas schools. We know how important your job is. We see the work you do. That’s why we invest in you.
February 4-6, we hosted the 7th Annual Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Symposium. Past attendees have reported this conference as the best professional development they receive all year. In correspondence with the legislative session, we hosted the Symposium in Austin and included advocacy elements to complement the instructional leadership and marketing sessions. We will do this every other year and it will be known as the “Campus to Capitol Conference.” School leaders need to understand how the legislative process works and how to be strong advocates for public schools at the state level.