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The Perfect Blend: Shifting From Remote to Blended

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

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 in a post-COVID world.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Facilitator
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
Learner
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

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 in a post-COVID world.

• Attendees will learn the basics of blended learning.
• Attendees will think critically about how they leverage online learning to provide more instructional opportunities in their classroom.
• 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.

Outline

: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 how to leverage online learning to maximize instructional time in the classroom
:15-:25 - Blended learning structures for the classroom
:25-:35 - 3 types of interaction in the online learning experiences we design for students
:35-:40 - Tips and tricks for blended learning success
:40-:45 - Closing and Q&A

Supporting research

The Perfect Blend by Michele Eaton

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Michele Eaton, MSD of Warren Township

Michele Eaton is the director of virtual and blended learning for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, and the author of The Perfect Blend: A Practical Guide to Student-Centered Learning Experiences. At MSD of Wayne Township, she provides support for Achieve Virtual Education Academy teachers and students, overseeing online course design throughout the district, working on digital resource interoperability and training, and helping lead the district’s many online and blended learning options. It’s specifically through this course design work that Eaton developed expertise in eLearning design strategies that can be used within a traditional classroom or when teaching remotely. Eaton started her career in Wayne Township as a second grade teacher, and also taught online for Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in its Learning By Design Master’s program and the undergraduate education program. Eaton is a Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) and was recently named a NextGeneration Leader by EdScoop and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and a Leader to Learn From by Education Week. She currently serves as past-president for ISTE’s Online and Blended Learning Network, and as conference chair for ISTE’s Indiana affiliate organization, Indiana Connected Educators. She earned ISTE’s Making IT Happen award in 2020 and ISTE’s President’s Volunteer Service award several years in a row. In addition to focusing on personalizing instruction through online learning, much of her work centers on transforming adult learning to showcase how technology and online learning can have a positive impact for all.

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