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Blended Learning From A to Z

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture


Tuesday, June 25, 1:45–2:45 pm
Location: Ballroom A: Level 3 (access from escalators in Registration area in Grand Hall on Level 2)

Jenna Kraft   Nancy Penchev   Robin Rimon  
We'll share our journey in blended and personalized learning from the admin, coach, teacher, technology specialist, parent and student perspectives. From our beginning foray with classes, books, Twitter chats and research to piloting with small groups of teachers, branching out to K-5, and now piloting in middle school, we'll show you how we did it.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: We will be demonstrating Padlet, Blendspace, and a few other tools. You do not need accounts before hand, but may want to create accounts to have live action play time.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Distance, online, blended and flipped learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

In this session, presenters will share
*what is blended learning
*how is blended learning personalized for students
*how does blended learning help raise students achievement levels
*where to find data for individualized instruction
*how to plan lessons for personalized instruction using data sources
*technology tools that are helpful for the blended learning classroom
*examples of blended lessons for all subject areas
*an implementation plan for blended learning that progresses over time and gives teachers and students time to adjust and master the program
*a blended learning PD for administrators and teachers that can be used by attendees to help all stakeholders understand Blended Learning and how it can improve learning

Objectives
When leaving this presentation, learners will be able to:
1. explain terms blended learning, personalized instruction, data
2. locate and use data to plan a blended learning lesson
3. use technology tools to plan lessons that engage students
4. select technology tools for students to use in sharing their learnings
5. develop a PLN of administrators and teachers trying blended learning in their classrooms to ask questions and share ideas

Outline

Outline
Introduction with whole group discussion
What is blended learning?
Benefits of blended learning

Small group discussions in a rotation centers-based model that follows a blended learning lesson. Small break out groups based on teacher, admin, technology specialists
Group one- personalized learning
Group two- finding the data and lesson planning with data
Group three- technology tools that are helpful for the blended learning classroom
Group four- examples of blended lessons for all subject areas

Whole group what did you learn discussion
Implementation plan for blended learning that progresses over time and gives teachers and students time to adjust and master the program
What we have learned in our 5 years of Blended Learning
Share contact info for PLN building

Supporting research

We have created a Blendspace for our research on the topic of blended learning. We add our articles, research, videos, etc in this space.
https://www.tes.com/my-resources/lessons/fTYMbGFhk-fQzg

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Presenters

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Jenna Kraft, Scheck Hillel Community Day School
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Nancy Penchev, Scheck Hillel Community School
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Robin Rimon, Scheck Hillel Community Day School

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