First and foremost there must be time for teachers to start to understand what is blended learning. Everyone has a different definition of blended learning and how it would in the school and even in the classroom. Start with good professional development that will allow time for your team to define what you want to see in the classroom.
By taking the following steps, the teachers and students will be able to grasp the blended learning concept. First start out the classroom in rotations. The teachers should
The teachers should move between the groups, answer questions, and set exception while the students are working in groups.
Once the ground work is set, then the teacher should create a fourth station.
Once the teacher and students feel comfortable with this set up, move to the next step.
Creating skill based groups based on their level of readiness. The teacher should now start to look at how she can Differentiated Instruction by giving material that meets the students ability at each station. The stations can all be focused on the same concept but they need to be in at least three levels. High, medium, and low for example
PIck a Team
This section is for the administration team or coaches. While the teachers are working through rotations and Differentiated Instruction lesson, start to pay attention to how the teachers are progressing.
If you answered yes to all four questions then that teachers is ready to blend. If a teacher did not answer yes to all of the questions, then keep them in the rotations or Differentiated Instruction. Move them when they feel comfortable. Bur remember just like in a blended learning classroom, movement is key. Set timeframes, goals, and exceptions, for all of the teachers.
Create a Model Classroom(s)
Now you might have some teachers who are ready to blend and some teachers who need more time to explore the above concepts. Allow those teachers that are ready to become the "Model Blended learning Classrooms"
Once these teachers have created a blended learning classroom, allow other teachers to watch what is going on in their room. The next step might be for them to coach or mentor another teacher that is ready to start to blend.
Whole School Blend
Blended learning coaches are a key part in getting the whole school to blend. They can meet with the team of teachers, walk them through key aspects of blended learning, and co-teach with them in the classroom.
*** Also remember that blended learning coaches don't always have to be onsite. As a blended learning coach, I am able to coach teachers from different cities, states, and countries through the use of Google Hangout. Just having someone to talk through the process with the teachers, helps them to progress towards the blended learning model.