Phase 1 of BLENDED LEARNING
For this section there are articles for you to read about the Rotation Blended Learning Model. While you are reading the articles take notes in your Blended Learning Cookbook. A Blended Learning Coach will go over the notes with you during your small group meeting. When you are finished reading the articles, complete the survey form at the bottom of the page. This will prompt the blended learning coach that you have completed this section of the Blended Learning Cookbook.
Phase 1 of BLENDED AND
PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
What happens when you mix technology with classroom instruction, robust data, a desire to keep students engaged and an increasing push to personalize learning? Voilà, blended learning.
It sounds so simple when the instructional model is boiled down to its core components and purpose. Yet as a person who trains educators to use blended learning in the classroom, I can tell you that getting the model right takes instructional expertise, big ideas and determination.
As a blended learning coach, I’ve helped hundreds of teachers become data and technology literate to create engaging blended learning environments that meet the needs of their students. Through these collaborations, I’ve found two things to be true. The first is that blended learning can significantly improve student learning and growth; the second is that these results can only be achieved if effective use and understanding of high-quality data is part of the blended learning model that is implemented.
“3 Ps and a D” for Student-centered Learning
The Christensen Institute defines blended learning as an approach to teaching and learning that leverages online resources to create a personalized learning experience over which students have meaningful control.
Accordingly, I teach my trainees to rely on the “3Ps and a D,” which are the key components of a successful blended learning strategy: Path, Pace, Place and Data. Together, these concepts can transform a classroom.
With this model, students choose their own path, work at their own pace, in their own place, and the teacher becomes a facilitator of learning by using data to ensure optimal student growth by personalizing student support. Effective blended learning teachers understand that the “3 Ps and a D” do not represent a surrendering of all instructional control, but rather function as ways for students to take ownership of their learning under the expert guidance of their teacher. Click here to continue reading the article
The Ultimate Guide to Blended Learning
Rotation Blended Learning Model
Creating Mindset for BLENDED LEARNING
BLENDED LEARNING BOok
If you are looking for a great book to purchase on blended learning, take a look at
Blended by Michael Horn. The book provides great insight on what the blended models look like, why we need to change towards to blended learning, and how to set up the blended learning models.
Blended Learning in Higher Eduaction
How are universities and colleges using blended learning to meet the needs of the 21st Century Learner? Below are just a few resources and links for to explore and learn how to use the blended learning model with higher education.
Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook
How are colleges and universities catering to students that can not always attend onsite but still want to participated in the classroom structure? By using Synchronous Blended learning participants can learn from any location not just from inside the classroom walls. This handbook will guide you through the process.
Students and Technology
This link will take you to an infographic that will explain how students are using technology, focus in on blended learning, and MOOCs.
ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013
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Blended Learning Blog
Spend some time exploring and reading about blended learning through the Blending Blog. The links to the right will redirect you to the most popular post on the blended learning blog.
Blended Learning Trends
Marcia Kish has posted a blog about some of the trends in Blended Learning. Click here to read about some of the top trends in Blended Learning
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