What is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is an educational model that combines traditional face-to-face/distance classroom methods with online delivery and participation; and an element of student control over time, place, path, and pace. Additional resources and information about the BlendEd Pilot are found here.

BlendEd—a statewide initiative with these components:
* Learning Object Repository (LOR)
* Learning Management System (LMS)
* Federated Directory System (single sign-on)
* Statewide Professional Development System (PD)
* Evaluation Components

The BlendED initiative works in harmony with the other two statewide projects, ADVISER Dashboard and Teacher Principal Evaluations, and all are supported by the Educational Service Units, Nebraska Department of Education, and school administrators statewide.

Presentation slides:
iNacol 2016

Link to Beth Kabes Training: click here

BlendEd/Distance Education Office - Columbus

2657 44th Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601

Beth Kabes - Blended/Distance Education Director - bkabes@esucc.org

Nebraska Statewide Educational Technology Plan

The BlendEd Initiative works in concert with two other statewide projects

* Teacher and Principal Performance Framework
* ADVISER Dashboard (Advancing Data Views Improving Student Educational Response)—a statewide longitudinal data system

Innovation Grant - DE2TAILS

ESU Coordinating Council Innovation Grant: 

The Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Teaching And Improving Learning for Students (DE2TAILS)

The Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Teaching And Improving Learning for Students (DE2TAILS) project will enable ESUCC to incorporate multiple on-line educational and data-collection systems into one statewide, secure, single sign-on portal. The goal is to develop, implement, and sustain an integrated ecosystem, governed by policies and practices, to allow relevant teaching and learning applications and tools to integrate; sharing data elements for the improvement of student learning and reporting. Objectives: 1) Develop an integrated technology ecosystem through a secure, trusted data infrastructure (ADVISER) by integrating multiple technology systems through a secure single sign-on portal; 2) Design an integrated system application for the AAP and SRS with ADVISER to address the needs of at-risk and high needs students; 3) Use technology to innovate student learning in the classroom and improve academic/employment outcomes through a BlendED/Personalized Learning Environment; 4) Provide a baseline collection of online digital resources for student access improving college and career readiness through NROC/EdReady; and 5) Develop statewide software (SIMPL) for visualization and rapid analysis of evidenced-based professional development and instructional practice to inform decision making.

Secure hosting infrastructure and software development and enhancements will integrate applications and tools to share data elements. Enhancements will provide data for school districts and ESU’s to track the effectiveness of service delivery through continuous quality improvement.

The core of this innovative ecosystem includes quality tools, resources, and data provided to classrooms statewide designed to meet the personalized learning needs of every teacher, every student, every day.