Blended Learning: More Than a 21st Century Learning Trend, K-12 – No. 265

Blended learning is a new model in education that continues to show strong potential for increased student engagement that leads to higher outcomes. It has much to offer in 21st century classrooms, but it is far more than just a trend. Blended learning is about systemic change through its ability to engage students, facilitate  differentiation, build research skills, and prepare students for 21st century lifelong learning with real world applications. Participants will be introduced to the research that confirms what the components are of effective blended learning. By viewing first-hand what other blended models look like in high performing schools, they’ll develop the skills needed to design their own blended learning. With full lesson development and implementation practice, participants will leave this course with the skills to transform their own K-12 classrooms. Course Objectives:

  • Transition from traditional learning to blended learning while acquiring knowledge of resources to support and sustain it as a viable teaching model in their classrooms.
  • Effectively support students in their transition from traditional learning to blended learning.
  • Gain new tools and strategies for effectively creating blended learning. Integrate blended learning into existing lessons.
  • Practice teaching in blended learning environments through implementation and reflection.
  • Use blended learning data to inform the planning of effective instructional practices while meeting the specific needs of students.