The Blended Learning in the Classroom experience is a professional development course created to provide teachers with effective training and continued support while moving into a blended environment. Research shows that blended learning is more successful for students than fully online or fully face-to-face; this 16-week course will lead you and your students to that success. Optional 62 SCECHs.
Blended Learning in the Classroom courses are led by trained instructors and prepare participants to effectively implement their own blended environment.
This course is for classroom teachers of students of all ages. The course covers the theory, pedagogy, and technical elements of online work in the blended classroom. Check out this video introduction to Blended Learning in the Classroom.
As a participant, you will engage with a learning cohort in a blended course and begin developing your own blended learning environment to implement with your students.
Most activities are completed online; there will be one face-to-face session with your instructor, and multiple virtual meetings throughout the course.
The course is NOT self-paced. Based on best practice identified by research, it is scaffolded within modules (units). While there is some flexibility of when you complete items in each unit, participants will be expected to spend 4-5 online hours each week in order to be successful in the course, where artifacts will be submitted weekly. Additional time will be expected each week for implementation into/practice with your own class
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What teachers are saying about Blended Learning in the Classroom:
"I'm relieved to have learned that blended learning doesn't have to happen overnight, it can be done slowly and in small pieces."
"You can take things you learn right away and try them in your classroom -- Blended Learning gets you thinking about how you can change the instruction immediately.""At the start of this class I was very hesitant! My limited computer skills made me very apprehensive, but my desire to improve my effectiveness as a teacher has won out. As it turns out, my computer skills aren't that deficient. With every module I gained more and more confidence."
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