Sunday, November 11, 2012

Blended Learning Training Resources for Teachers

Originally Posted by Michael Horn, Heather Staker on THE Journal

Teachers are increasingly driving blended learning in their classrooms. Many are becoming more engaged in how they can transform their entire schools to personalize learning for each student and redefine their own roles in exciting ways.

As teachers drive this transformation, there are many places to which they can turn for various blended-learning resources.

What is blended learning? How do I do it?
Some of these resources outline what blended learning is, describe what it looks like in practice, and identify the different models emerging across the country. We recommend our own research on defining blended learning and the different emerging models, as well as our new searchable profiles of blended-learning programs, most of which will be user-generated in the future.

Education Elements, a leading developer of blended-learning solutions, also has developed several informational resources about blended learning including a video on the fundamentals of blended learning, as well as resources on how to design certain blended-learning models, how to select content providers, and the role of teachers.

In addition, two teachers who flipped their classroom in rural Colorado back in 2007 by recording their own live lectures have written a book on the topic titled, “Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day.” The book is written specifically for teachers and was just published this July.

Where are some resources to get started?
Teachers do not have to create their own lessons and videos to do blended learning, as the authors, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, of “Flip Your Classroom” did. There has been an explosion of digital educational resources lately, which can help a teacher dive into blending learning.

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