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SE Brain Conference Preso

  1. 1. US History Blended Learning Environment (BLE): Learning Differently<br />27 January 2011<br />
  2. 2. “Other than the fact that we only meet two days a week, we seem to learn differently…”<br />
  3. 3. “In other history classes…<br />constantly worried about next test<br />jamming in the information<br />In blended learning…<br />in-depth long-term projects<br />motivate yourself to research<br />actually remember the stuff”<br />
  4. 4. What Makes BLEUS History Different? <br />Student Voice & Choice<br />Thematic<br />Connected Learning<br />Variety of Resources<br />
  5. 5. How Is Online Space Used?<br />Providing background<br />Beginning conversations<br />Sharing work<br />Checking for understanding<br />
  6. 6. Class Blog<br />
  7. 7. How Is Classroom Time Used?<br />Clarifying material<br />Continuing discussion<br />Applying prior knowledge<br />Presenting independent work<br />
  8. 8. Exploring Prior Knowledge About US Wars<br />
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  10. 10. War MemorialProjects<br />
  11. 11. Colonists- The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the triumphant start of the American Revolution.<br />British- Noble British soldiers, in an attempt to keep peace, quietly marched to Lexington to take some arms.<br />Collaborative- British soldiers were ordered to seize arms that were being stored by the colonists outside of Lexington.<br />Telling the Story of War<br />
  12. 12. Collaboration with the Middle School<br />
  13. 13. Conversations with Experts<br />
  14. 14. Shift Project- Timelines<br />
  15. 15. “It has taught me a lot of personal responsibility. Without the 5 blocks per week… it is our responsibility to take that time and keep up on the work.”<br />
  16. 16. Challenges<br />Prep time<br />Role shift<br />Aligning expectations <br />Managing workload<br />
  17. 17. “Don’t be afraid of it. It’s okay to stray from the accepted standard of always having class in class. We still have class, we just don’t spend all of it actually in the classroom itself.” <br />

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