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Districts Weigh Blended Learning
Costs and Savings
One of the earliest hopes for blended learning-along with the promise that it would nurture students' technology skills and foster personalized instruction-is that it would help schools and districts save money.
But those who have studied strategies for combining online and in-person instruction say that there is no simple recipe for producing savings and that the potential for cost-cutting, or added expenses, linked to blended approaches depends on myriad factors at play in individual schools and districts.
Anita Archer Presents:
Scaffolding Reading Comprehension of Narrative, Argumentative, and Informative Text
Strategies for Teachers and Students
February 5, February 19,
& March 5, 2014
Three Part Webinar Series from the
Alaska Staff Development Network
Dr. Archer will present research-validated procedures for scaffolding reading comprehension of narrative, argumentative, and informative text that can be used BEFORE reading a passage (e.g., teaching the meaning of unknown vocabulary, teaching or activating critical background knowledge, and previewing passages), DURING passage reading (e.g., asking text-dependent questions, scaffolding higher order questions, having students generate questions, teaching comprehension strategies) and AFTER reading a passage (e.g., leading students in a discussion of the passage, summarizing information using graphic organizers, introducing strategies for responding to written questions, having students write a summary or comparison of the passage.) Dr. Archer will model each of the practices and illustrate the application of these procedures to example passages.
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