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Blended Learning in 90 Days

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture


Sunday, November 29, 7:45–8:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Jeff Kish  
Marcia Kish  

Is it possible to set up a true blended-learning classroom in 90 days? Learn about a deployment plan that will guide any educator through the process of implementing pace, place, path and differentiation into the K-12 classroom environment.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
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
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Collaborator
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Facilitator
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Objectives: The participants will be able to generate an understanding of the blended learning process that will allow students to take ownership of their learning. The participants will share and collaborate with other educators that have deployed blended learning in urban, rural, and suburban classrooms through backchannels and discussion boards.

Challenges: The 90 Day Deployment Plan will start with a challenge question asking the participants to design a plan for blended learning that can be set and deployed within 90 days. After the brainstorming session, the participants will explore the resources, participate in the lecture, and reflect on their learning process to make connections to the proposed deployment plan.

Technology: The participants will learn about how to use discussion boards in Mobilize, interactive slides through PearDeck, vision boards in Padlet, and how to implement data-driven applications into the blended learning classroom.

Models Used: The 90 day blended learning deployment plan will use the Three Phases of Blended Learning by Marcia Kish. The resources and ideas come from Disrupting Education by Michael Horn.

Lesson Plan: PearDeck will be used to engage the participants during the whole group sessions. At the end of the session, the participants will get a copy of the slides sent to their Google Drive. Padlet will be used for the participants that don’t have Google accounts and for those that would like to have extra resources and links that align with the blended learning deployment plan. Mobilize will be used to continue the conversation and learning opportunities after the session has ended.

Evidence of Success: Success will be showcased as the participants answer a quick exit ticket through PearDeck as they leave the session. The question will focus on the critical elements of a blended learning classroom and the starting points.

Outline

Five Minute introductions to the team and guest educators
Ten Minute group activity designing a sample plan on blended learning
Fifteen Minute interactive PearDeck presentation on the first 30 days of the blended learning deployment plan
Five Minute Turn and share activity and posting to the Padlet
Fifteen Minute interactive PearDeck presentation on the last 60 days of the blended learning deployment plan
Ten Minute questions and answer session along with time to explore the Padlet and discussion board resources.

Supporting research

Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools by Michael Horn

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Presenters

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Jeff Kish, Other
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Marcia Kish, DSD Professional Development

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