BLENDED AND PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Blended Learning is not a program and it's not a prescriptive methodology. It is a model of instruction that leverages the power of technology to differentiate, individualize and/or personalize the learning for your students. Although blended learning may look different from classroom to classroom, there are critical attributes and common elements that in all successful implementations.
Because blended learning models are flexible rather than prescriptive, they easily accommodate other instructional methodologies such as project-based learning, STEM, Math Workshop, literacy stations and genius hour.
Blended models make it much more efficient to differentiate for learners, therefore they are perfect for classrooms that have a broad range of learning abilities such as English language learners, gifted and talented and special education students.
Workshops utilize a blended model and may include some online, independent learning prior to coming to the workshop or utilize an individual playlist to allow participants to experience a blended model of learning for themselves.
INTRODUCTION TO BLENDED LEARNING
Designed to introduce blended learning models to a faculty or group and showcase the benefits. Participants will learn what blended learning is and isn't, see age level appropriate examples of blended in action and how it can differentiate and personalize learning for students. Focus is on the transformative affects on pedagogy and learning and not on technology.
2-4 FULL DAY SESSIONS
This is a deep dive for teachers who want to pilot blended learning in their classroom. We start with the "why", establish foundational knowledge about various models and develop and determine first steps utilizing a planning framework. Time will be allocated for training with free, multi-platform technology tools for content creation and online organization. We will also discuss key independent learning skills students will need to be successful as well as classroom management strategies. Time for planning the first few weeks of school will be included and will depend on length of sessions selected.
ADMINISTRATOR & COACH INTRODUCTION
6 HOUR SESSION
Administrators who want to move their campus from traditional to blended models of teachers will benefit from this session to prepare them for a pilot year. The agenda will include developing and implementation plan using a framework, identifying pilot teachers, support and training to sustain and scale and the key role of data in blended models. Administrators will work with instructional coaches to develop a coaching model to support teachers through their pilot year. Tools for observing classrooms in action and measuring success will be shared.
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Coaching and Support
Successful blended learning pilots require support. Direct teacher support is available throughout the pilot year and can be customized to fit your teachers support needs and your budget. Support includes instructional planning, observations/coaching feedback, data analysis and small group technology training.
TRAIN THE TRAINER
Campuses with instructional coaches benefit from having daily support for teachers across a variety of instructional needs. Train the trainer support provides monthly sessions with instructional coaches to address issues, data analysis, training needs and set month goals and action items.
ADMINISTRATOR IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT
This support can be customized to fit the level of support you need. Support can be face to face or virtually through Google Hangouts and can be structured or collaborative. This support focuses on leadership issues such as professional learning, budget, data analysis, culture building and communication with campus and community about your blended learning pilot.