DENVER, July 24, 2017 — Colorado Empowered Learning unveiled today a statewide roadmap to assist Colorado educators, district leaders, and state policymakers support and expand the use of blended learning — a teacher-led instructional method or strategy that combines classroom and digital learning, and through which students have some control over when, where, and at what pace they learn.
The roadmap lays out a series of priority areas for action at the local and statewide levels, including human capital, policy and funding, and technology and digital resources. The roadmap identifies strategies for educators and others to act to expand the availability of blended learning and increase enrollment in effective, affordable supplemental education options.
“Blended learning helps schools and districts improve achievement, deliver personalized courses and content for students, and promote equity,” said Troy Lange, director of Colorado Empowered Learning and regional director of the Colorado River Board of Cooperative Educational Services. “This roadmap will provide Coloradans, from the classroom to the Capitol, with strategies to address barriers to the use of blended learning and seize the opportunities it presents.”