What’s so important about blended instruction? [And why should you encourage teachers to be involved?]<br />Joanne E. Hopp...
Our Vision…<br />We envision a day when all learners are connected through technology-rich environments to learning that p...
21st Century Learning Skills<br /><ul><li>Think critically
Apply knowledge to new situations
Analyze information
Communicate effectively
Collaborate – locally and globally
Solve problems
Make decisions</li></li></ul><li>Moving From Traditional to Blended Learning <br />Which stage represents the majority of ...
The Rationale<br />“In a global society, we can no longer afford to provide information from one textbook, one genre, one ...
What the experts have to say about the need to support 21st Century learning.<br />
“One of the most important things educators can do is pay attention to what kids are doing with technology when they are n...
“There’s not a kid who gets up in the morning thinking how he can help raise the country’s test scores. Education is very ...
Technology needs to be like oxygen: ubiquitous, necessary and invisible. We need to not think about it. It just needs to b...
Students and their parents are counting on us to create the conditions in which they can learn the skills needed for a fut...
Being able to read and write multiple forms of media and integrate them into a meaningful whole is the new hallmark of lit...
It’s far more likely that students will learn complex language and sophisticated problem-solving skills – when the fate of...
The Changing Role of the Teacher<br />
In some cases, the student will be the teacher and the teacher will be the student.<br />
Students already know how to use technology to learn, to communicate, to live their lives. Shouldn’t our classrooms foster...
An infrastructure for learning unleashes new ways of capturing and sharing knowledge based on multimedia that integrate te...
To stay relevant in the 21st century, education institutions need to keeppace with the rapid changes introduced by digital...
“Our children can’t wait. The future is now. We need to be preparing them for a future that few of us can even visualize.”...
The journey is challenging, but our students are worth it.  <br />
Creating Blended Learning Opportunities <br />Interested in learning how to help teachers use blended instruction to engag...
Focus on“Blended Instruction?”<br />
What are the tools?<br />
What are the tools?<br />
What are the tools?<br />
What will drive our learning environments?<br />Web 2.0 <br />Virtual Presence  <br />Mobile Computing <br />
What is the impact of social media?<br />
Why go blended? From the students’ point of view<br />How does Joe feel about his non-netbook? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Why go blended? From the teachers’ point of view<br />What do teachers think about blended instruction?A Vision for 21st C...
Explore a sample blended course<br />Password: darwinCourse: Science Teacher Resource Exchange <br />
Participate in a Poll<br />Visit my blog and participate in a poll: How important is blended instruction to your students?...
Where can teachers learn? LearnPort Blended Instruction Course<br />Provides extensive information and techniques on how t...
“Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."                ...
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    1. 1. What’s so important about blended instruction? [And why should you encourage teachers to be involved?]<br />Joanne E. Hopper, Ed. D.LearnPort Blended Instruction Course <br />April 29, 2011 <br />
    2. 2. Our Vision…<br />We envision a day when all learners are connected through technology-rich environments to learning that prepares them to be confident, creative problem solvers, and global citizens who care about their culture..<br />
    3. 3. 21st Century Learning Skills<br /><ul><li>Think critically
    4. 4. Apply knowledge to new situations
    5. 5. Analyze information
    6. 6. Communicate effectively
    7. 7. Collaborate – locally and globally
    8. 8. Solve problems
    9. 9. Make decisions</li></li></ul><li>Moving From Traditional to Blended Learning <br />Which stage represents the majority of classrooms in your school?<br />©St. Clair County RESA 2011<br />
    10. 10. The Rationale<br />“In a global society, we can no longer afford to provide information from one textbook, one genre, one point of view limited by space, time, and geography.”<br />
    11. 11. What the experts have to say about the need to support 21st Century learning.<br />
    12. 12. “One of the most important things educators can do is pay attention to what kids are doing with technology when they are not in school.”<br />Alan November<br />
    13. 13. “There’s not a kid who gets up in the morning thinking how he can help raise the country’s test scores. Education is very personal.” Sir Ken Robinson<br />
    14. 14. Technology needs to be like oxygen: ubiquitous, necessary and invisible. We need to not think about it. It just needs to be there. Chris Lehmann<br />
    15. 15. Students and their parents are counting on us to create the conditions in which they can learn the skills needed for a future we can’t yet <br />envision. <br />
    16. 16. Being able to read and write multiple forms of media and integrate them into a meaningful whole is the new hallmark of literacy. <br />Jason Ohler, Ed Leadership<br />
    17. 17. It’s far more likely that students will learn complex language and sophisticated problem-solving skills – when the fate of a (digital) world depends on it. Gee & Levine, p. 48 Educational Leadership<br />
    18. 18. The Changing Role of the Teacher<br />
    19. 19. In some cases, the student will be the teacher and the teacher will be the student.<br />
    20. 20. Students already know how to use technology to learn, to communicate, to live their lives. Shouldn’t our classrooms foster that ability?<br />
    21. 21. An infrastructure for learning unleashes new ways of capturing and sharing knowledge based on multimedia that integrate text, still and moving images, audio, and applications that run on a variety of devices. It enables seamless integration of in and out of school learning. <br />National Educational Technology Plan 2010 <br />
    22. 22. To stay relevant in the 21st century, education institutions need to keeppace with the rapid changes introduced by digital media. <br />Whatwould it mean to really exploit the potential of the learning opportunities available through online resources and networks?<br />Living and Learning with New Media, November, 2008<br />
    23. 23. “Our children can’t wait. The future is now. We need to be preparing them for a future that few of us can even visualize.” Dr. Mark Edwards Former Superintendent Henrico County, VA Public Schools<br />
    24. 24. The journey is challenging, but our students are worth it. <br />
    25. 25. Creating Blended Learning Opportunities <br />Interested in learning how to help teachers use blended instruction to engage students? <br />Willing to help your teachersjoin a growing group of educators preparing to be 21st century learners and leaders?<br />Find out how.<br />
    26. 26. Focus on“Blended Instruction?”<br />
    27. 27. What are the tools?<br />
    28. 28. What are the tools?<br />
    29. 29. What are the tools?<br />
    30. 30. What will drive our learning environments?<br />Web 2.0 <br />Virtual Presence <br />Mobile Computing <br />
    31. 31. What is the impact of social media?<br />
    32. 32. Why go blended? From the students’ point of view<br />How does Joe feel about his non-netbook? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhpmEZWuRQ<br />What do these students think about traditional instruction versus online learning?http://www.21things4students.net/11-online-learning.html<br />Think about how these opinions shape your thinking about blended instruction.<br />
    33. 33. Why go blended? From the teachers’ point of view<br />What do teachers think about blended instruction?A Vision for 21st Century Teachers Video<br />
    34. 34. Explore a sample blended course<br />Password: darwinCourse: Science Teacher Resource Exchange <br />
    35. 35. Participate in a Poll<br />Visit my blog and participate in a poll: How important is blended instruction to your students?http://joannehopper.edublogs.org/2011/04/26/how-important-is-blended-instruction-to-your-students/<br />
    36. 36. Where can teachers learn? LearnPort Blended Instruction Course<br />Provides extensive information and techniques on how to be an effective online instructor. <br />Presented by an expert who models high-quality student engagement and interaction. <br />Explore Learnport.org site<br />
    37. 37. “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." John F. Kennedy<br />
    38. 38. "The rate of change not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up.“John P. Kotter, Leading Change<br />
    39. 39. What is our role in change?<br />“A person who is entitled to lead should be responsible for leading.” Sergiovanni, 2007 Rethinking Leadership<br />
    40. 40. “We can re-imagine the system and it’s on our watch. The change starts with us.” Mike Flanagan, State SuperintendentMichigan Department of Education<br />
    41. 41. Engage in discussion<br />Share what you have learned with other colleagues in your district. <br />Be prepared to share your reflections and participate in developing a plan for action at the next meeting of our administrative team. <br />
    42. 42. Contact: <br />Joanne Hopper, Ed. D. <br />Director of Education Services <br />St. Clair County RESA <br />499 Range Road<br />Marysville, MI 48040 <br />810-455-4001<br />hopper.joanne@sccresa.org<br />

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