Professional Development Summer 2017

Blended learning is an approach to instruction that combines face-to-face learning at a brick-and-mortar location with online learning where the student has some element of control over time, place, path, and pace. When we begin to envision increasing student access to a flexible and personalized education, we should strategically plan around critical foundational components such as policy, funding, educator roles, infrastructure, home connectivity, content choices, and others.  This session will provide an introductory background to blended learning, explore flexible learning models, and engage participants in discussion regarding components necessary to build a solid foundation for innovation using blended learning.  Participants will be able to:

  • Define blended learning and describe how its relationship to instructional technology.
  • 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 and devise a mock strategic plan for transitioning to a blended learning classroom/school/district...and more!¬†

Navigate Teaching and Learning with a Creative Digital Literacy Plan for the Classroom/School/District