Effective Learning Practices in K-12 Blended Learning Classrooms

Location: Room 007CD

Explore and create Preregistration and additional fee required.

Registration code: WM243

Fee: $59 (After May 1, $63)
[Explore and create : Workshop]

Monday, June 26, 6:00–7:30 pm
Location: Room 007CD

Scott Gowan  
This workshop will provide teachers, curriculum leaders and other administrators an opportunity to explore the use of a learning management system as a means for managing personalized learning in a blended-learning classroom, including support for systemic behavioral and wrap-around services. Content will be differentiated for participants.

Fee: $59 (After May 1, $63)
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Participants will self-enroll in one of a variety of context-specific courses, relative to their grade level or content area, all of which will model the learning objectives for the workshop.

Participants will be required to participate using an internet enabled electronic device. For best results, the electronic device should include a camera, microphone, and headphones.

Participants are encouraged to bring electronic copies of their curriculum materials, as we will engage in several exercises in which their work can be tied back to their curriculum.

Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Personalized learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Coaches : Teaching, learning and assessments
Teachers : Model digital age work and learning
Administrators : Digital age learning culture
Related exhibitors: NEO by CYPHER LEARNING

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate the use of a learning management system as a means to personalize the learning experience for each student.

Learning Objectives:

- Participants will demonstrate the use of alternative constructed response items, including audio and video recordings, as a means for students to model their thinking, while solving problems.

- Participants will demonstrate the use of selected response items as a means to check for understanding, with response-specific feedback to reinforce correct responses or to re-teach incorrect responses.

- Participants will demonstrate the use of social media features for the purpose of engaging in social learning activities, both within and outside the classroom.

- Participants will demonstrate the use of gamification features as a strategy for promoting school-wide learning behaviors

- Participants will discuss alternatives for promoting these practices in their learning environments.


I. Introduction & Enrollment - Participants will enroll in one of several synchronized on-line courses differentiated by content area. While the content-area context will differ among courses, the learning objectives, hands-on activities, and features explored will be consistent among the course enrollment options:
- Mathematics
- English Language Arts
- Science
- Social Studies
- Business
- Foreign Languages
- Cross-Curricular

II. Social Media Features for Social Learning Experiences - Participants will develop key features of their LMS profile as a means to share their learning with their peers.
- Participants will write a brief bio presenting their expertise
- Participants will blog & share after brief research articles

III. Wrap-Around Services and Stakeholder Support - Learning is maximized when it is supported by engaged stakeholders and when non-academic learning needs are are adequately addressed by wrap-around services.
- Participants will participate in Positive Behavior Incentives
- Participants will discuss ways in which parents support learning

IV. Engaged learning with selected response items - Participants will explore their content area with selected response items that demonstrate the use of programmed feedback for selected response items.
- Participants will explore a mini-lesson
- Participants will answer selected response items
- Participants will receive feedback
- Participants will share their learning in their blog

V. Engaged learning with constructed response items - Participants will explore a broad array of constructed response options within their content area including short-answer, essay, audio, video, and attachments.
- Participants explore a mini-lesson demonstrating each option
- Following each, participants will use the tool to respond

VI. Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction - Participants will measure progress on the above learning activities not only in the context of task completion, but also in the context of the ISTE Standards aligned to each learning activity, in the same manner a teacher would align their content to their district's learning standards.

VII. Conclusions, Feedback, and Next Steps - In the final ten minutes of the session, participants will engage in an online debate about the value of a learning management system for the purpose of engaging stakeholders in the support of standards-based learning, in the context of effective research-based classroom strategies.

Supporting research

In addition to excerpts from the literature review of my doctoral dissertation, I will also include the following research.

- Kagan strategies will be discussed in the context of the social media portion.

- Hattie's Key Influences will be discussed in the context of selected and constructed response feedback.

- Marzano's Key Factors will be discussed in the context of the discussion of a guaranteed and viable curriculum, the involvement of parent and community stakeholders, and feedback on selected and constructed response items.



Scott Gowan, K14Learning.com

Scott is an educational consultant who has supervised technology services and facilitated professional development for several school districts throughout Missouri. In order to promote the relevance of technology-based instructional strategies for every learner, Scott has earned certification endorsements in every core content area from preschool through high school, including special education, business, library, technology, and engineering.

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