Blended Learning in ActionThe best- dealing book, Blended Learning in Action, was written by two of our LINC authors, Tiffany Wycoff and Jason Green, along with company counsel Catlin Tucker. We invite you to read further about amalgamated literacy and its impact on scholars, preceptors, seminaries, and sections. We believe you’ll find a compelling argument to begin this work, along with coffers and tools to take action. Blended Learning in Action is available from Amazon or Corwin Press.
What’s amalgamated literacy?
Maybe the stylish description of amalgamated literacy comes from the nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Christensen Institute, which states
Blended Literacy is a formal education program in which a pupil learns (1) at least in part through online literacy, with some element of pupil control over time, place, path, and/ or pace; (2) at least at supervised times and located in a structure down from home; (3) and the modalities along each pupil’s literacy path within a course or subject are connected to give an intertwined literacy experience.
Blended Learning, Blended Literacy Increases Engagement and Agency
The urgency of invention in the classroom
When the LINC platoon addresses about the urgency of 21st century literacy, we cite forecasters’ prognostications about the query of hereafter’s world that by 2035, when moment’s youthful scholars crop from council to the pool, to less 38 of current jobs will no longer live ( lost to robotization); that those scholars will have to resuscitate themselves five or further times in the pool to stay applicable; and that the only way to prepare scholars for their future is to address the issue of chops nebulosity by tutoring 21st century chops over traditional content.
Eventually, amalgamated literacy is about reinventing the aspect of learning for scholars and indeed seminaries. The seminaries that win moment are the bones that make societies of sustained literacy and invention at all situations and stakeholder groups. … Through sustained invention participated over time, metamorphosis isn’t only possible, it’s also ineluctable.” ( Blended Literacy in Action,p. 5)
The systemic change that education is witnessing requires visionary planning, design and perpetration that are also systemic in nature. It’s no longer enough for a progressive schoolteacher to “ get it”, because also the only scholars who profit are those who are lucky enough to be in that schoolteacher’s class. It’s no longer enough for headliners, directors, and other academy leaders to maintain the status quo. All stakeholders must share and commit to the process of changing actions, practices and culture. ( Blended Literacy in Action,p. 5)
But what we frequently do not address is commodity we fete we need to start talking much further about the urgency of 21st century literacy for the social and emotional well- being of scholars. A constantly cited villain in the youth internal health extremity is technology. Indeed our youthful children are faced with a shower of stimulants from an decreasingly noisy and confusing digital world. Our current system does a poor job of safely helping children navigate, understand, and tone- regulate their use of inordinate information.
Opponents of amalgamated literacy and 21st century literacy point to this trend as a defense for not using technology in the classroom without admitting that all screen time isn’t equal. 21st century learning that models the healthy balance of face-to- face and digital commerce, and teaches the meaningful and responsible use of technology, is as essential as the gradational release of responsibility in scholars navigating a megacity alone or educate them how to ski alongside them in safe areas before they hit the dangerous trails. Access to technology without education is developing in a veritably mischievous way, and the balanced integration of technology in literacy is the result.
Blended literacy increases engagement and tone- operation
“ When successfully enforced, amalgamated literacy enables these emblems of stylish tutoring and literacy practices
. LINC’s PAACC model
“ In amalgamated literacy seminaries, training does not be to scholars. Scholars are motorists of their literacy, indeed at a youthful age. Contemporaneously, seminaries, quarter leaders, and preceptors come facilitators of pupil literacy and the scholars themselves of the 21st century. A amalgamated literacy academy is a true community of scholars who have engaged in the ultimate incarnation of the literacy terrain and experience.”