"This guide is for educational leaders who are ready
to seize this opportunity and shift to blended learning.
Implementing blended learning is a complex project
that changes roles, structures, schedules, staffing
patterns, and budgets. It requires frequent and online
learning experiences for staff. Dedicated, competent
program management staff members are required to
link departments that haven’t always worked closely
together, manage budgets, identify issues, and
facilitate a resolution process.
"Our nation’s schools stand at an important “inflection
point” in the history of education. Taken together, the
implementation of Common Core State Standards
(CCSS), the shift to online assessments, the
availability of affordable devices, and the growing
number of high-quality digital instructional tools create
an unprecedented opportunity to fundamentally shift
the education system to personalize learning around
the individual needs of every student.
"This implementation guide is designed to help
leaders create the conditions for success in planning,
implementing, and evaluating their blended learning
efforts. It is a version 2.0. The authors intend to
capture and update best practices as more schools
make the shift."