Blended Teaching Essentials

Course Duration: Six weeks total, approximately six hours per week.

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Format: One module per week. The course is fully collaborative and facilitated.

Course Description: Blended Teaching Essentials focuses on the best methods for choosing and developing an effective blended learning environment for students. Through collaboration with colleagues and the course instructor, participants analyze the four domains of iNACOL’s blended learning competencies, identify essential elements of a blended unit plan, and create course content that supports diverse learners.

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Module 1: Blended Learning Background and Benefits

  • Blended Learning Overview
  • The Case for Blended Learning
  • Models of Blended Learning
  • Getting Started

Module 2: Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework

  • Mindsets
  • Qualities
  • Adaptive Skills
  • Technical Skills

Module 3: Planning for Blended

  • Before You Begin
  • Supporting Students in the Transition
  • Planning and Tracking Activities

Module 4: Digital Content

  • Buying Content
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Developing Digital Content
  • Delivering Digital Content

Module 5: Online Classroom Management, Communication, and Collaboration

  • Communicating with Stakeholders
  • The Importance of Clear Communication
  • Building Communities Online
  • Designing Powerful Online Discussions
  • Online Facilitation Techniques
  • Student-Centered Feedback Strategies

Module 6: Using Assessments and Data

  • Authentic Assessment
  • Formative and Summative Assessment
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Technology and Assessment
  • Dynamic Grouping
  • Continuous Improvement
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