Silicon Schools Fund and Clayton Christensen Institute
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- What is with this take a look at the definition business? I thought one of the things about this new model of learning was multiple styles, on multiple levels, simultaneously, so why drop the ball for the auditory learners when you've got a definition? Why not let them hear it? This is content developed by some top educators with tremendous experience and training so it can only be assumed there must be a great reason for that decision and I'd love to hear it, and if you wouldn't mind pointing me towards the peer reviewed research that backs it? Thanks, T.S.(9 votes)
- I think it's generally accepted that if you're introducing blended learning into the classroom, you're going to look over formal materials and curricula, and things like the definition will be very clear before you even begin to implement this in the classroom. The feel I have from the video is they know it (the presenters) you should or will know it (the intended audience, in this case teachers wanting to bring blended learning styles into the class) and they don't want to waste both of your time going over it. For those who are new, not the intended audience, or a bit hazy on it, they do put the definition up for you to pause and review.(2 votes)
- At the end2:13the man says he is going to take us to the school and show us some footage. Where can I view that footage at?(4 votes)
- Years ago we had learning labs (Jostens, Plato, etc) that aimed to work this way. The software was drill but did keep "score" and gave data to teachers. How is Lab Rotation different from these older, very expensive, learning systems?(1 vote)
- Lab rotation involves actually changing the location of the student between various buildings. As far as I know software is unable to do this for you.(1 vote)
- why are the pupils working individually? if we want to set them up for success and prepare them for the working world then we should have them work collaboratively!(1 vote)
- in some instances they may work individually, but they eventually go back to a large group setting. Or am I mistaken?(1 vote)
So let's dive in to our second model, Brian. Second model is called the lab rotation. Take a look at the definition. This is a generic picture of a lab rotation model. Lab rotations are taking lots of different forms, but the basic idea is similar across all of them. You can see in these three images over here in the left and top that students are in traditional classrooms with other students represented by those blue dots with teachers in the red, who are just leading them through very traditional instruction. And then students rotate out at very specific times to that bottom right-hand square, which is the learning lab, and that's where they're working online individually at computers. So, in the lab rotation model, what you've probably figured out is that it's very similar in some respects to the station rotation model. The difference is, in station rotation, students are rotating within a given classroom, whereas in the lab rotation, they're actually rotating out to a learning lab, where students are actually doing their online learning. We've got a great protagonist to really showcase this lab rotation model in Navigator Schools, Brian. Yes, so Navigator was founded by Sharon Waller and James Dent back in 2011, and we'll be visiting their Gilroy Prep Campus. And what they've done so neatly at this campus is combine the best of a traditional and sort of "tech-enabled" classroom with thoughtful use of a learning lab, where students rotate out on a day-to-day basis based on their data for what they need to practice, and they're on iPads or laptops working on a couple different pieces of software to support their reading or go deeper in their math. It sounds like a really thoughtful model. How are their results been? I mean, it's a great story, so this is a community where the students are about 67% English Language Learners. And in their very first year, they have one of the highest test scores in the state of California. I'm really excited to take you into the school and show you some footage of this place.