Create Epic Playlists, Hyperdocs and Choice Boards So Students Want to Learn More

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Dr. Michele Haiken  
Our job as teachers is to inspire and lead our students to success. Playlists, choice boards and hyperdocs are part of the blended learning model that help create active student learner opportunities. Learn how to design playlists and hyperdocs to create opportunities that allow students to explore, reflect and dig deep into content.

Audience: Coaches, Professional developers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

As educators we want to create learning experiences that are thought provoking and thorough. Create learning opportunities that allow students to explore, reflect, and dig deep into a topic. Teachers are committed to our students, building a safe classroom community where students come back because they are engaged, empowered, and inspired. We can create opportunities for our students to discover their true potential through the power of playlists and blended learning opportunities.

This workshop will define, describe, and show various examples of playlists, choice boards, and hyperdocs that provide learning support and success for all students. Addressing UDL and assistive technology that helps students reach excellence and engaging in their own learning process.

This workshop will be interactive and not a sit and learn lecture. Participants will be provided collaborative and interactive opportunities to learn, design, and create their own playlists, hyperdocs, and choice boards.


The first part of the interactive session will include definitions of choice boards, hyperdocs, and playlists. Then there will be a station rotation activity to look at models and mentors, try out an activity or two before participants are given 15 minutes to create and workshop their own designs based on their content and grade levels. Devices are encouraged for the session. The last 10 minutes will be for questions and a contest and giveaway at the end of the presenter's publications.

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Dr. Michele Haiken, Rye Middle School/Manhattanville College

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