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Blended Learning Blueprint for Elementary Teachers

by Jayme Linton Corwin Press
Pub Date:
03/2018
ISBN:
9781544318639
Format:
Pbk 176 pages
Price:
AU$65.00 NZ$66.96
Product Status: Not Our Publication - we no longer distribute
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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
Introduction: Defining Blended Learning
1. Blended Learning Teacher Competencies
2. Crafting Your Vision
3. Maximizing Instructional Time
4. Making It Personal
5. Empowering Students
6. Expanding Your Toolbox
7. Professional Learning
8. Getting Started
Appendices
Appendix A: Blended Learning Blueprint
Appendix B: iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework
Appendix C: Reflecting on the Blended Learning Teacher Competencies
Appendix D: Strategies for Coaching Blended Teachers
Appendix E: Recommended Reading

Dr. Jayme Linton is Assistant Professor of Education at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, and program coordinator for the university's graduate program in online teaching and instructional design. Previously, she held po