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  • 1. BLENDED LEARNING AN INTRODUCTION The future of education in Western RegionRegional Management Meeting August 2012
  • 2. Blended Learning UnpackedEmerging area of educationFundamentals of blended learningEssentially a blend of traditional and online educationFormal education in which students learn at least part of thetime online with an element of control over space and timeFundamentals of Quality Teaching criticalVideo http://vimeopro.com/edelements/education-elements/video/29536658
  • 3. Why Investigate Blended Learning ? Enhance student learning Enhance quality teaching and engagement Enhance pedagogy
  • 4. Implications of Blended Learning for us as a region How can we apply to our contexts? What benefits are there for students? What do we have to do to support our schools develop blended learning?
  • 5. Blended LearningTake a couple of minutes and write yourown definition to describe what“Blended Learning” means to you
  • 6. Blended Learning“Blended Learning is the integration of digital content, resourcesand Web 2.0 tools into classroom instructional practice toenhance, expand and transform student outcomes”Blended Learning in Action, presentation by Colleen Worrell,Virtual High School and Susan Rees Executive Director of ACCEPTEducation Collaborative given at the 2011 ASEA Conference
  • 7. • How can we best prepare all students for success?• How can we meet the needs of all learners in the classroom?• What new skills and literacies do students need in a world transformed by technology and innovation? Image Credit: Flickr DaddysAgeek’s
  • 8. • What type of teaching and learning will elevate student engagement and improve achievement?• What is the role of technology?• What should classrooms of the 21st century look like? Image Credit: Flickr DaddysAgeek’s
  • 9. Traditional Learning Environment
  • 10. Blended Learning Environment Image credit: Photo Supplied by Millis Public Schools, 2011
  • 11. Virtual Classroom Blended Learning EnvironmentPhysical Classroom
  • 12. ACCEPT’s Project ABLE andVirtual High School “Blended Learning is the integration of digital content, resources and Web 2.0 tools into classroom instructional practice to enhance, expand and transform student outcomes” Blended Learning in Action, presentation by Colleen Worrell, Virtual High School and Susan Rees Executive Director of ACCEPT Education Collaborative given at the 2011 ASEA Conference
  • 13. Why Blended Learning Works for all Learners Image redit: http://www.cast.org/udl/
  • 14. Role of the Classroom TeacherFacilitator, CoachThe Disruption of BlendedLearning, July 2011:*Relevance Managers*Rigor Managers*Relationship Managers
  • 15. Blended Learning Possibilities Enhance Student Motivation Incorporate 21st Century Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Innovation and Creativity. Improved Productivity Project Based Learning Personalize Learning
  • 16. ABLE GoalsLeveraging online digital content to provide students with skills and practice.Content Knowledge & 21st Century SkillsTeachers focus on depth and application of concepts to teach higher orderthinking skills during class time. Rigor, Relevance & RelationshipsTeachers provide differentiated feedback based on data. Facilitating &CoachingStudents self pace to master skills and content knowledge in an onlinecollaborative environment. Community & Habits of Mind
  • 17. ABLE Blended PD Introduction to Blended Learning Open Educational Resources & Web 2.0 Tools Building an Online Environment to support Blended Learning with itsLearning Supporting all Learners begins with Engagement Incorporating tools for Differentiating Online Designing an Environment to support self-directed learners Facilitation Skills
  • 18. Benefits of a Blended Approach
  • 19. Questions? MoreInformation?Ann-marie FurneyDavid LloydTrish Webbhttp://wnswblendedlearning.wikispaces.com/

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