ABLE Fellowship

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The Diocese of Orange is pleased to announce the launch of cohort 2 of our ABLE Fellowship. ABLE stands for Advancing Blended Learning Education. Our goal for the fellowship is to develop highly effective teachers, who are well-training in blended learning practices, to coach teachers in our diocese in the practices of blended learning.
The Clayton Christensen Institute defines blended learning as:
The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns:

  1. at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace;
  2. at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home;
  3. and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.
Blended learning integrates technology into daily instruction, differentiates instruction based on the needs of individual students, and allows for student empowerment to take some control over their own learning. These strategies have been, and continue to be, thoroughly researched and proven to be highly successful educational practices.  In his article entitled “Show Me the Evidence: Do New Staffing Arrangements Actually Work?,” Thomas Arnett sites evidence of the positive relationship between teacher coaching and student success. An excerpt of that article can be found here.  Our fellowship has elected to pursue blended learning as our instructional approach to student-centered learning.

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