Nichole Dobo

A Silicon Valley-Based Teach for America Program Dives into Blended Learning

Summit Public Schools personalizes instruction with technology so teachers can work with students individually and in small groups. Photo: Summit Public Schools Teach for America, the national program that recruits graduates from elite colleges to teach in public schools, will for the first time train some candidates in blended learning methods this summer, rather than… Read more »

A Conference in Arizona Emerges as a Power-Player in Education Technology

Pop quiz: Define equity. That question, posed to an educator, will probably spark a conversation about the uneven learning outcomes for disadvantaged students. But the word ‘equity’ means something very different to venture capitalists who invest in education technology. This dynamic was on display last week in the halls and lobby of the Phoenician Resort… Read more »

Online Courses Might Offer a Path to More Degrees – and to Reducing the Carbon Footprint

Students walk to and from classes on the campus of Arizona State University. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Older students who don’t want the full on-campus experience – and the costs associated with it – might be served effectively through high-quality online college degree programs, according to a new report. And that might… Read more »

What do Rhode Island, Ohio and Colorado Have in Common? Hint: A Partner for Blended Learning

Swiftly transforming a school to a successful digital learning model requires more than good intentions and a can-do spirit. Teacher training, budget planning and crafting a solid instructional plan for the classroom are critical prerequisites, pioneers in blended learning say. Another piece of the puzzle: local community support. Expect to see that boots-on-the-ground outreach in… Read more »