Blended Learning: Promising Practices from the Field
In this interactive session, Julia Freeland will discuss the latest Clayton Christensen Institute research on the growth and implementation of blended learning in K-12 schools. Julia will describe why and where blended learning appears to be taking root, and successful strategies for choosing the model that is right for your school or district. Join this webinar to discuss the most common models of blended learning, participate in a rich discussion on how blended learning differs from technology-rich instruction, and explore how to leverage blended learning to improve student learning and engagement in your district.
The Clayton Christensen Institute is a non-profit think tank that studies disruptive innovations in the public sector. The Education Program at the Christensen Institute examines K–12 issues through the lens of disruptive innovation. Its research aims to transform outdated systems into student-centered designs that educate every student successfully and enable each to realize his or her fullest potential.
Julia Freeland Fisher is the director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute. She leads a team that educates policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education spheres through its research. Her team aims to transform monolithic, factory-model education systems into student-centered designs that educate every student successfully and enable each to realize his or her fullest potential. Julia has published and spoken extensively on trends in the EdTech market, blended learning, competency-based education, and the future of schools.
Prior to joining the Institute, Julia worked at NewSchools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy organization that supports education entrepreneurs who are transforming public education. She also served as an instructor in the Yale College Seminar Program and a summer associate at Farella Braun + Martel LLP, a litigation firm in San Francisco. Julia graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies. She also received a JD from Yale Law School.