Level Up Your Instructional Practice
Justine Lombardi & Melissa Boucher - Training Specialists - E-Learning Team NERIC
INTRODUCTION & THANK YOU
Why Blended Learning?
The Four Elements of Blended Learning
Classroom Examples of Blended Learning
Skills for Employment and for Life
Curiosity and Intellectual Skills
We Are Living in a SciFi Novel
But, it is not the Tomorrowland futurists predicted.
Det er vanskeligt at spaa, især naar det gælder Fremtiden.
It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. (English translation)
- Danish politician Karl Kristian Steincke
4 Elements of Blended Learning
1. Mix of Digital and Face to Face Instruction
2. Student Agency and Individualization
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4. Data Driven
Students take notes on their Chromebooks substituting for their notebooks.
Technology utilization augments the learning, such as inviting a guest speaker to meet the class over Webex.
Students in a group working together and utilizing Google Docs and chatting about a possible resource video in real-time in a Google + community.
Students share their multimedia group presentation remotely and get live feedback from expert mentors who are not local.
Dr. Ruben Puentedura
Middle School Art
Instructions for each project are hosted in Schoology
Project Based Learning
In Super School, students learn the basics of their classroom while earning superpowers!
Absent students can catch up with a lesson outside of class
Students share their work in Artsonia
High School Spanish
Fred Orlando and Sandra Riggin
Google forms randomize questions for "hot seat" activities to practice spontaneous conversation
All in one reading, writing, listening, and speaking assignments utilizing Schoology hosting and voice recording functions.
First Attempt In Learning policy gives students a chance to master their 9th-grade Spanish course
Students gear up for community research projects with Google Explorer
Middle School Math
Kirsten VanDyk and Melissa Pierson
Adventure style game board learning activities
Interactive lessons that allow for real-time and anonymous group assessment
Students earn VBucks for extra practice. These can be spent in a Fortnite-themed store on which students have creative input.
Video lessons are hosted in Schoology for absent students and review.
Tips for Getting Started with Blended Learning
TRY NEW TECHNIQUES
Don't try to change everything overnight. Start with one lesson or activity and build up over time.
Try using engaging digital tools like Google Expeditions as a starter to a lesson.
Move your current resources to Schoology so students can access them anywhere, anytime.
Try self-assessed or peer-assessed assignments, differentiated assignments, or flipping.
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