There is buzz about blended learning today and its transformational potential. But what does blended learning mean for schools, teachers and students? How does one implement it to optimise the learning experience? In this workshop, we will explore different models of blended learning and dive into key issues that impact students, teachers, and schools. Specifically, we will look at these issues through the lens of modelling the blend using micro-lessons.
Blended learning: a model for effective teaching encompasses:
- Decoding the mystery of blended learning and understanding different models using contemporary research***
- Using UbD principles to guide a blended learning model that is fit-for-purpose
- Engaging in micro-lessons followed by signposting elements of blended learning
- Understanding synergy between synchronous and asynchronous elements to create powerful learning experiences
- Evaluating your curriculum needs when planning for a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning
- Assessing the impact of blended learning on students in order to develop support strategies and tools for them
***Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, the Institute conducts research on unique frameworks for blended learning.
Participants will be able to live the attributes of blended learning in this workshop. We will take a hand-on approach and the course will culminate in participants prototyping their own blended learning model.