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The Perfect Blend: Shifting from Remote to Blended

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, November 29, 11:30 am–12:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Michele Eaton  
Are you ready to build on what you have learned about online and blended learning to improve the learning experiences for your students? In this session, we will focus on strategies to improve our digital instruction, regardless of the environment in which students are learning.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation, Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will learn the basics of blended learning.

Attendees will think critically about how they are using their live instructional time and their asynchronous instructional time with students.

Attendees will learn and share tips and tricks for facilitating blended learning through the lens of student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and student-to-content interaction.

Attendees will reflect on cognitive load and its implications for digital lessons.


:00-:05 - Introductions and explanation of interactive Q&A tool to be used throughout the presentation for audience participation, participation in audience poll
:05-:15 - Basics of blended learning and thinking about our synchronous and asynchronous instruction holisically
:15-:30 - 3 types of interaction in our live instruction, both face-to-face and remote
:30-:45 - 3 types of interaction in our asynchronous instruction. both face-to-face and remote
:45-:55 - Cognitive load and learning in front of a screen
:55-:60 - Closing and Q&A

Supporting research

Blended by Michael Horn and Heather Staker

Go Blended by Liz Arney

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Michele Eaton, MSD of Warren Township

Michele Eaton is the Director of Virtual and Blended Learning for the M.S.D. of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She focuses on staff and course development for Achieve Virtual Education Academy and provides leadership for the district's blended initiatives. Michele is a 2018 EdWeek Leader to Learn From, CoSN CETL and 2016 Next Generation Leader, President of the ISTE Online and Blended Learning Network, Conference Chair for the Indiana Connected Educators organization, and moderator for the #INeLearn chat. You can follow her on Twitter at @micheeaton.

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