Blended Learning
What is
it
Really?
What is it?
• Blend learning
• Different things to different people
• Engages students
• Technology
Definition
• “Blended instruction combines the
best of empowering technology and
human touch so we can help each
student l...
Benefits
• Additional courses
• Flexibility
• Scheduling
• Variety of experiences
• Personalized learning
• Use of technol...
Models
• A Rotation Model
– Station Rotation Model
– Flipped Classroom Model
• Flex Model
• Self-Blended / A La Carte
• En...
Elements For All
• Group Work / Collaboration
• Differentiation
• Discussions
– Community of Inquiry
The Key
The key to ensuring that
blended learning is beneficial
to students is to focus on
how it enables personalized
lea...
Best Practices
– Relationships + community = student
success
– 4C communication, collaboration,
connections, celebrations
...
– celebrations build community and
confidence
• celebrate daily
• collectively and individually
• involve everyone
• big a...
Teacher Skills
– Confidence
• Felt like 1st year teachers
– Reflection
– Willingness to collaborate
– Willingness to take ...
Blended Learning
in Practice
Fraser Valley Distance Ed
• Online and paper
• Online and classroom
• Flipped learning
• Field trips
• Project based
• tut...
Riverside Virtual School,
California
• Blended Model has taken off
• Enrollment types
– Self paced
– Full courses
– Flexib...
RVS
• Concurrent Program
–Semester based
• Blended Learning
–flipped classrooms
–Combination
RVS
• Students can be at the school as much
as needed
• Avid online program for Middle School
– Get kids to make a Wordle on who they are
– Post it to mural.ly
– Cyber lounges
• Face to face place to go for online st...
• One learns people through the heart,
not the eyes or the intellect
– Mark Twain
Think About
Blended learning. What is it Really?
Blended learning. What is it Really?
Blended learning. What is it Really?
Blended learning. What is it Really?
Blended learning. What is it Really?
Blended learning. What is it Really?
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  1. 1. Blended Learning What is it Really?
  2. 2. What is it? • Blend learning • Different things to different people • Engages students • Technology
  3. 3. Definition • “Blended instruction combines the best of empowering technology and human touch so we can help each student learn more than ever before.” – Alex Hernandez, partner at the Charter School Growth Fund
  4. 4. Benefits • Additional courses • Flexibility • Scheduling • Variety of experiences • Personalized learning • Use of technology
  5. 5. Models • A Rotation Model – Station Rotation Model – Flipped Classroom Model • Flex Model • Self-Blended / A La Carte • Enriched Virtual Model
  6. 6. Elements For All • Group Work / Collaboration • Differentiation • Discussions – Community of Inquiry
  7. 7. The Key The key to ensuring that blended learning is beneficial to students is to focus on how it enables personalized learning and instruction.
  8. 8. Best Practices – Relationships + community = student success – 4C communication, collaboration, connections, celebrations – begin early include all stakeholders – be consistent – remain open – be encouraging
  9. 9. – celebrations build community and confidence • celebrate daily • collectively and individually • involve everyone • big and small successes – students who feel connected are successful – makes learning personal – ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL Best Practices cont…
  10. 10. Teacher Skills – Confidence • Felt like 1st year teachers – Reflection – Willingness to collaborate – Willingness to take risks • Allowing students to take ownership • Allow them to grow on their own • Become a coach • Need to teach students how to do – Willingness to be a learner • Dedicated to working hard • True grit
  11. 11. Blended Learning in Practice
  12. 12. Fraser Valley Distance Ed • Online and paper • Online and classroom • Flipped learning • Field trips • Project based • tutoring
  13. 13. Riverside Virtual School, California • Blended Model has taken off • Enrollment types – Self paced – Full courses – Flexible scheduling • Hybrid – 60/40 split • Core academics at RVS • Athletics/fine arts at HS
  14. 14. RVS • Concurrent Program –Semester based • Blended Learning –flipped classrooms –Combination
  15. 15. RVS • Students can be at the school as much as needed • Avid online program for Middle School
  16. 16. – Get kids to make a Wordle on who they are – Post it to mural.ly – Cyber lounges • Face to face place to go for online students • Retired teachers to moniter the cyber lounges – Use remind101 for text messages to kids – Use calendar to communicate with kids for special things to send out auto messages when you want – Design the program, then add the tech. Example Class
  17. 17. • One learns people through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect – Mark Twain Think About

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