Plan to attend one of the many Blended Learning Bootcamps this summer. The DSD Professional Development team is offering multiple locations around Ohio and in Nebraska for educators a chance to get started with the blended learning process. The bootcamps are all hands-on sessions where the participants get to pick their own track, move at their own pace, and have the ability continue working on the concepts from the bootcamp long after the sessions have ended. Click here to learn more about the Blended Learning Bootcamps.
What does the "Station Rotation Blended Learning" look like in an inner city third grade math and language arts classroom?
For the last four months, I, Marcia Kish, have been working with a team a teachers from Leawood Elementary School in Columbus City School district on how to implement the station rotation blended learning model. The two teachers, Kuhn and Williamson have spent a lot of time reconstructing their traditional classroom into a blended learning environment. Because of their effort and willingness to be innovative, the student engagement has been off the charts since they have started to use the blended learning method. (Student academic growth has also been measured throughout the process, we are just waiting to get back data from the NWEA test to see how much growth the students have made over the last four months)
Below, you will find video examples of the math classroom as well as photos of the students working in the environments. If you would like to visit the two classrooms fill out the form below and we can set up a time for you to see a sample of blended learning in an inner city school district.
Video of Station Rotations in Action
What are the Top Technology Tools that Every Teacher should know About or try to implement into their classroom?
New technology tools come out every day. Even though there are a lot of great apps, web applications, or gadgets, there are always a few tools that every teacher should at least know about. Below are my top ten must know about tools to implement into any classroom.
Marcia Kish, has been spent the last 16 years as a teacher, instructional coach, school director, and now as a professional development coordinator. Her love an passion for education can be seen through all aspects of her career.
APP Smashing and FedTalk
Classroom Management Tools
Building a Blended Learning Classroom that Works
Blended Learning Classroom
Six Steps to Blending
Virtual Blended Coaching
9 Apps Your Students Will Love
Blended Learning Tech Tools
Place, Pace, and Path
Top 10 Technology Tools
Station Rotation Video
Creativity and Critical Thinking
Free Copy of the Blended Learning Cookbook
Project Based Math Lesson
IPad App for Math PrK-2nd