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The latest on all student-centered models, leadership development, strategic planning, teacher retention, and all things innovation in K-12 education. We answer questions before you think to ask them.

Heather Staker

Heather Staker is the president of Ready to Blend, a training firm that prepares educators to design and implement blended-learning environments that improve the achievement and well-being of K-12 students. She is the co-author of the Amazon bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools (San Francisco: Wiley, 2015), as well as the recently published companion book, The Blended Workbook (San Francisco, Wiley, 2017). She has appeared on radio and television and in legislative hearings nationwide as a spokesperson for student-centered learning. Follow her at @hstaker, @r2blend, Facebook: ReadytoBlend, www.readytoblend.com.

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Innovative Leadership  |  Personalized Learning  |  Teacher Retention

How to Elevate Teachers in the Age of Computers

One of the worst implementation mistakes school leaders make when they buy devices for their classrooms is allowing even one teacher to feel obsolete. Computers do not substitute for good teachers.

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Innovative Leadership  |  Personalized Learning  |  School Districts

One Trick to Pitching a Blended Learning Plan

Imagine you find yourself in an elevator for three minutes with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, who together are giving up to $1 billion in each of the next three years to “advance human potential and promote equality.” You can’t believe your luck! You’ve been dreaming for years about a more personalized, blended model for your school, and now you actually have the chance to pitch the idea to the founders of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. What would you say in the next three minutes before that elevator door slides open?

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