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The Blended Learning Blueprint for Elementary Teachers



March 2018 | 176 pages | Corwin

Your blueprint for empowering students through personalized learning 

In today’s technologically-integrated world, blended learning is a natural fit for the elementary classroom, where many teachers already think flexibly about the learning environment, resources, and time in order to meet diverse student needs. As blended elementary classrooms become more common, teachers and administrators must develop a shared understanding of the characteristics of effective instruction in blended environments. 

This guide is designed to help K-5 teachers develop and carry out a plan for effective instruction in blended environments. Presented in a step-by-step workbook format, this resource identifies the competencies blended teachers need and strategies for development, culminating in a personalized implementation plan for successful blended instruction. Readers will

  • Take an in-depth look at the iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework, to foster a deeper understanding of the teacher proficiencies needed for effective blended learning environments.
  • Identify your own strengths and needs related to the blended teacher competencies. 
  • Develop a personalized blueprint for designing and facilitating blended learning in your classrooms. 
  • Tailor your needs and goals when it comes to maximizing instructional time, personalizing learning, empowering students, pursuing professional learning, and more.
  • Explore specific strategies and examples of blended learning in elementary classrooms, and reflect on your own plans for blended instruction.

Making the shift to blended learning requires intentional planning and support. This workbook will guide you through the process of developing an actionable plan for blended learning in your classroom.

 

 
Preface
Rationale

 
Organization

 
Possible Uses

 
 
Acknowledgments
Publisher’s Acknowledgments

 
 
About the Author
 
INTRODUCTION Defining Blended Learning
Why Blended Learning?

 
Definition and Models of Blended Learning

 
Internet Safety in the Elementary Classroom

 
 
CHAPTER 1 Blended Learning Teacher Competencies
Mindsets

 
Qualities

 
Adaptive Skills

 
Technical Skills

 
 
CHAPTER 2 Crafting Your Vision
Adapting Blended Models

 
Rethinking the Role of Teachers and Learners

 
Letting Go of Control

 
Redesigning the Learning Space

 
Designing the Blueprint

 
 
CHAPTER 3 Maximizing Instructional Time
Answering the Essential Question About Time

 
Rethinking the School Day

 
Cloning the Teacher

 
Designing the Blueprint

 
 
CHAPTER 4 Making It Personal
Moving From Differentiation to Personalized Learning

 
Designing Personalized Pathways

 
Making Pathways Work

 
Designing the Blueprint

 
 
CHAPTER 5 Empowering Students
Leveraging Formative Assessments

 
Managing Data and Goal-Setting

 
Tapping Into Student Passions

 
Designing the Blueprint

 
 
CHAPTER 6 Expanding Your Toolbox
Designing Collaborative Learning Experiences

 
Leveraging Adaptive Tools for Self-Paced Learning

 
Amplifying Student Voice

 
Designing the Blueprint

 
 
CHAPTER 7 Professional Learning
Collaborating With Colleagues

 
Connecting With Stakeholders

 
Owning Your Professional Learning

 
Designing the Blueprint

 
 
CHAPTER 8 Getting Started
Starting Small

 
Planning for Sustainability

 
Designing the Blueprint

 
 
Appendices
Appendix A: Blueprint for Blended Learning

 
Appendix B: iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework

 
Appendix C: Reflecting on the iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competencies

 
Appendix D: Recommended Reading

 
Appendix E: Guide for Coaching and Supporting Blended Teachers

 
 
References
 
Index

Free resources

Key features
This books aims to take the mystery out of effective blended teaching and provide a guide to support elementary teachers in designing and facilitating blended learning. By crafting a blueprint, readers will design their own personalized implementation plans for blended learning.

 

Throughout the book, readers will have opportunities to:

  • Learn about the iNACOL competencies for blended instructors
  • Gain practical tips on scheduling and using blended learning for increased teaching time
  • Learn useful instructional strategies
  • Reflect on their own blended journey
  • Craft a personalized blueprint for implementing blended learning in their elementary classroom

Sample Materials & Chapters

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 2


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