Are you ready to transform your classroom into the optimum blended learning powerhouse of teaching and learning? This type of environment shifts the teacher role to a facilitator of learning. This session will set the stage by defining blended learning, exploring implementation models, and researching strategies for student-focused learning. We will explore classroom culture, classroom management, instructional planning and delivery, assessment, and innovative technology tools to promote student agency. Come join us and see what all of the buzz is about!

Participants will leave this session able to:

  • Promote a culture that places students at the center of learning.

  • Develop routines and procedures to foster an effective blended learning environment.

  • Explore various offline and online data sources to measure students’ academic performance and to drive instruction.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define blended learning.
  • Distinguish between blended learning and technology-rich instruction.
  • Reflect on how various new school models would translate into their own classroom/school/district.
  • Analyze the critical components of a strong blended learning foundation.
  • Devise a blended learning implementation plan for transitioning to a student-focused environment.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Draft a personalized definition of digital literacy.
  • Construct a digital literacy plan.
  • Explain digital safety and security.
  • Utilize digital resources appropriately.
  • Communicate and collaborate in the digital space.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the traditional model to competency-based model of learning.
  • Identify differentiated and timely support to provide each student flexibility.
  • Discover what competency-based learning looks like from different perspectives.
  • Explore what competency-based learning looks like in your school.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate between personalized learning, competency-based education, and blended learning.
  • Describe what each approach may look like in the classroom and at school levels.
  • Reflect on how a shift towards each approach impacts a student’s education, career pathways, AND your professional role.