Blended Learning

Prerequisites

Basic computer file management knowledge (e.g. opening, saving and uploading files; creating folders; basic word processing skills such as using tables)

Materials

1. Computer
2. Word Processing Software (MS Word, Word for Apple, etc.)
3. Internet access
4. *Adobe Reader 11.1.01 or later required to edit and save coursework
5. (You can download this software for free at Adobe.com)

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Professional Learning Objectives

Teachers will…
1. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will listen to different viewpoints of how a blended learning environment can enhance learning and create a written reaction with 100% completion.
2. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will view the success stories of blended implementation in low performing schools and complete the Blended Schools Assessment with 100% accuracy.
3. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will learn key terms that are connected with blended learning and write a strategies discussion describing how one of the following: (MOOCS, SAMR Model, Online Driver, Podcast, Adaptive Learning) with enhance the learning experience for their students with 100% completion.
4. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will explain how a blended environment can support the Common Core Standards.
5. Given course text and specific guided instructions, learners will analyze and compare the 4 different models of blended learning along with the 4 sub models, according to The Clayton Christensen Institute, with 100% accuracy.
6. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will research a variety of online blended programs and provide written analysis of (5) with 100% completion.
7. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will create blended learning lesson to use in the classroom with 100% completion.

Common Core Standards

• CCSS: ELA-Literacy- Writing K-12
• CCSS: ELA-Literacy- Reading Informational Text K-12
• CCSS: ELA- Literacy- Listening K-12

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