Blended Learning Strategies - An Overview

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What are the Strategies that Classroom teachers can employ in a Blended Classroom

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  • 1. REACHING ALL STUDENTS IN A BLENDED TEACHING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENT GRACE MAGLEY, M. ED. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SUPERVISOR OF ONLINE LEARNING NATICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NATICK, MA BLENDED LEARNING SPECIALIST ACCEPT EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE, NATICK, MA

2. BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ENABLE EDUCATORS Julie Elkan, Katina Costello and Jamie Cutone, Holliston. John Leighton, Franklin. Grace Magley, Sharon Monaghan and Wendi Cantoreggi, Millis. 3. TO HELP STUDENTS BE SUCCESSFUL LEARNERS Blended Classrooms in Holliston, Franklin, Medway, Hopkinton and 4. BY DESIGNING INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS THAT ARE STUDENT CENTERED, RELEVANT, RIGOROUS, VARIED AND ACTIVE! TRADITIONAL CLASSROOMBLENDED CLASSROOMFrom Teacher Focused to Student Centered 5. Virtual Classroom Blended Learning EnvironmentPhysical ClassroomBlended Learning helps create more effective ways for students to learn and to master content and skills. 6. WHAT IS BLENDED LEARNING?OUR DEFINITIO NBlended Learning is the Integration of Digital Content, Resources and Web 2.0 Tools into classroom Instructional Practice to Engage, Enhance, Expand and Transform Student Outcomes. Blended Learning in Action, presentation by Colleen Worrell, Virtual High School and Susan Rees Executive Director of ACCEPT Education Collaborative given at the 2011 ASEA Conference 7. Research-based Best Practices combined with 21st Century Resources, Tools & Techniques 8. UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING (UDL)Image credit: http://www.cast.org/udl/UDL is Research-based and good for all learners 9. LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS & E-LEARNING Virtual classroom extends learning 24 x 7 Gives students choice and voice outside of school Makes classroom time more valuable Ability to revise teaching based on individual student understanding Teaching and assessing for learning combine Personalization has and can take place without technology, but not at scale. Technology dramatically increases a teacher's ability to identify and manage the needs of many students, and for students to access a large variety of interventions, content, resources, and learning opportunities everywhere at anytime. - Innovate to Educate: System [Re]Design for Personalized Learning. A Report from the 2010 Symposium. SIIA, ASCD, and CCSSO 10. THE LMS IS THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM! 11. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER), WEB 2.0 TOOLSFree to use, rich and engaging digital technologies for learning, thinking and collaborating. 12. PRINCIPLES OF ASSESSING FOR LEARNING Effective feedbackActive InvolvementAdjusting teachingRecognition of Profound influence assessment has on motivation and self esteem 13. NEW PILLARS OF 21ST CENTURY LEARNING 1. Classroom teachers are among score of teachers who are available to students 24x7 but they are most important since they facilitate connections, reflection, analysis and meaning making from all of the outside sources. 2. Students must learn how to learn independent of the classroom teacher 3. Knowledge is no longer defined as what we know but also as knowing how to find it quickly via personalized networks Rob Mancabelli, Author of Personalized Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, 2011 14. CLASSROOM TEACHER: FACILITATES LEARNING Rigor Manager Subject Mater Expert, High Expectations, TutoringRelevance Manager Learning is Complex, Active, Adaptive and RelevantRelationship Manager Creates Culture of Collaboration and Learning, MentoringThe Rise of K-12 Blended Learning and The Disruption of Blended Learning, The Journal July 6, 2011 15. Carol Tomlinson,2008 16. Creating Blended Teaching & Learning Environments is a PROCESS. Invest in teachers through quality PD and time to collaborate and take risks.Start small: build a blended environment One Unit at a time. Start with clear learning objectives.. Be flexible, take risks, continu ally adapt learning resources and activities to students in classUse student assessments , feedback and reflection to improve Units 17. Students engaged and invested in learning Frees up class time for project work More time to work with students individually and in small groups to assess learning Most effective learning environment Teachers report they will never go back to traditional methods 18. Students Engaged and Invested in Learning Choice / Voice / Collaboration 21st century skills / literacies embedded Writing and Reflection Improved Productivity Self Directed 19. Classroom Time is Project-based, Studentcentered Learning in Action! 20. CONTACT ME: GRACE MAGLEY EMAIL: GMAGLEY@ME.COM FOLLOW ME: FB, LINKEDIN, TWITTER @ GMAGLEYLEARNI.ST/USERS/GMAGLEY MY BLOG: GRACEMAGLEY.COM