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Mix It Up in the MS: Our Blended Learning Journey!

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Participate and share : Poster


Wednesday, June 26, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 11

Ann Baum   Kati Heefner  
Learn how blended learning was implemented for grades 6-8 as part of a districtwide initiative. With a station rotation model in the elementary schools and various models at the high school level, see how teachers and administrators created a blended-learning environment for middle school students.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Resources will be available through a shortened URL as well as a QR code. Participants can use their mobile devices to scan the QR code to obtain materials/resources for the session.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Distance, online, blended and flipped learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
For Educators:
Designer
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: The purpose of this poster session is to share the process used within our district and successes/challenges encountered while implementing blended learning at the middle school level when models already existed at the elementary and high school level.

Objectives - Participants will be able to:
-identify the blended learning models (station rotation - elementary, enriched virtual - high school, and educator-created versions between the more structured environment and the more open environment) being used within the district
-discuss the variances of blended learning (Phase 2 options by Marcia Kish) used at the middle school level
-explore resources used in the middle school blended learning classes
-ask questions about implementation, successes/challenges, professional learning, and technology practices, coaching, and more

Supporting research

iNacol Blended Learning Competencies
https://www.inacol.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/iNACOL-Blended-Learning-Teacher-Competency-Framework.pdf

Stages of Personalized Learning Environments
https://kathleenmcclaskey.com/2018/07/09/stages-of-personalized-learning-environments-v5-infographic/

Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization Report, V# (2014)
https://kathleenmcclaskey.com/pdi-report/

Three Phases of Blended Learning (Marcia Kish)
https://www.dsdprofessionaldevelopment.com/future-ready-in-a-balanced-learning-environment/blended-learning-student-checklist

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Presenters

Ann Baum, Gettysburg Area School District
Kati Heefner, Gettysburg Area School District

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