Elisabeth Stock describes CFY’s two-gear construct for blended learning on Edutopia

May 14, 2014

Edutopia LogoElisabeth Stock, CFY’s CEO and Co-Founder, was invited to write a blog post for Edutopia, a website that empowers and connects teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education. Elisabeth’s post focuses on the two-gear construct CFY developed for thinking about blended learning, which involves two interconnected cycles: the Personalized Instruction cycle and the Student-driven Learning cycle. Drawing on more than a decade of experience in the digital learning space, CFY set out to determine the best way to address the challenge of helping students meet the Common Core State Standards while also empowering them to “own their learning.” This post discusses the construct in detail and describes the role of technology and digital tools in helping drive these two cycles so students are prepared for college success.

An excerpt from the blog post follows.

A Two-Gear Construct for Envisioning Blended Learning

By Elisabeth Stock

After more than a year of discussions and visits, CFY derived our construct. It includes two cycles:

1. The Personalized Instruction cycle
2. The Student-driven Learning cycle

Envision these cycles as gears that are interlocked and running as one to drive student achievement and student ownership of learning. Neither of these cycles requires technology but both are greatly enhanced by using technology.”

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