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10 Signs That Your Blended Journey is on The Right Track

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Whether you have just begun your blended learning journey, or it is a path you have been traveling down for several years, it’s important to stay dynamic and reflective on your practice in order to ensure that your blended initiative is having a positive impact on student success.

Attend this web seminar to participate in a discussion with Tim Hudson, senior director of curriculum design at DreamBox Learning and Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart, about how to identify signs of success when implementing blended learning and how to know your district is headed in the right direction.

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10 Signs That Your Blended Journey is on The Right Track

  1. 1. Web Seminar for K12 Leaders 10 Signs That Your #BlendedJourney is on the Right Track The web seminar will start promptly at 2 p.m. ET. There will be no audio until the presentations begin. Thank you. Web Seminar for K12 Leaders Kurt Eisele-Dyrli Web Seminar Editor District Administration Tom Vander Ark CEO Getting Smart Tim Hudson Senior Director of Curriculum Design DreamBox Learning
  2. 2. Web Seminar for K12 Leaders lobby Welcome! The Web Seminar will start shortly. There will be no audio until the presentations begin. Thank you. 10 Signs That Your #BlendedJourney is on the Right Track To submit a question to our panel: Use the Q&A panel at the right of your screen. Send your question to All Panelists, the default option. For technical support: Use the Chat panel at the right of your screen. Direct your query to the event Host. No computer speakers? Prefer to listen privately? Click the “Request Telephone” icon under your name in the Attendee panel. Don’t see a panel? Click the “expand panel” triangle in front of the panel name. Want to download a copy of our speakers’ slides? All attendees will get an email with a link for downloading the slide decks after our presentation.
  3. 3. Web Seminar for K12 Leaders 10 Signs That Your #BlendedJourney is on the Right Track Web Seminar for K12 Leaders Kurt Eisele-Dyrli Web Seminar Editor District Administration Tom Vander Ark CEO Getting Smart Tim Hudson Senior Director of Curriculum Design DreamBox Learning
  4. 4. Web Seminar for K12 Leaders lobby Housekeeping Don’t see a panel? Click the “expand panel” triangle in front of the panel name. No computer speakers? Prefer to listen privately? Click the “Request Telephone” icon under your name in the Attendee panel. For technical support: Use the Chat panel at the right of your screen. Direct your query to the event Host. To submit a question to our panel: Use the Q&A panel at the right of your screen. Send your question to All Panelists, the default option. Want to download a copy of our speakers’ slides? All attendees will get an email with a link for downloading the slide decks after our presentation. 10 Signs That Your #BlendedJourney is on the Right Track
  5. 5. Web Seminar for K12 Leaders 10 Signs That Your #BlendedJourney is on the Right Track Web Seminar for K12 Leaders Kurt Eisele-Dyrli Web Seminar Editor District Administration Tom Vander Ark CEO Getting Smart Tim Hudson Senior Director of Curriculum Design DreamBox Learning
  6. 6. Agenda • Introduction • The Blended Learning Journey – 10 Signs of Success – Blended Learning Initiative Metrics – The Blended Learning Teacher – The Shift to New Ways of Teaching and Learning • Q&A
  7. 7. The Blended Learning Journey #BLENDEDJOURNEY @DocHudsonMath @tvanderark @DreamBox_Learn @Getting_Smart
  8. 8. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #1: All stakeholders are engaged.
  9. 9. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #2: All stakeholders understand the importance of data.
  10. 10. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #3: Teachers have clear expectations and a personalized PD plan.
  11. 11. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #4: Teachers and students are empowered to handle common technology issues
  12. 12. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #5: Students are able to articulate why they’re using technology and the benefits it brings.
  13. 13. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #6: Students receive immediate feedback and are able to make more realistic evaluations of their learning.
  14. 14. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #7: Student progress is based on content mastery (competency-based)
  15. 15. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #8: Students are learning in a fully immersive digital environment
  16. 16. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #9: Data is used to enhance parent/teacher communication.
  17. 17. 10 Signs of Success Along the #BlendedJourney Sign #10: A continuous improvement model is in place
  18. 18. Blended Initiative Metrics Supplemental Blend Data-Informed Blend Integrated, Mastery-based Core Traditional basal; whole group cycles of concept-practice- assess Combination of traditional and blended intervention Modular, personalized learning progressions Tech Limited access; lab rotation or occasional class rotation Partial use Fully integrated Adaptive Occasional use as supplement; provides some personalized learning Regular use informs grouping and intervention instruction Fully integrated (3-5x/wk), complemented by performance assessment Progress Grade level cohort, occasional retention Blocked intervention Individual mastery based Data Limited use of adaptive assessment data in core instruction Some of use of data to form performance groups Multiple sources of formative data informs individual learning progressions Engagem ent Students passively listen to the teacher with spurts of high engagement Mixture of high and low engagement instruction Vast majority engaged in cognitive work and persist through challenges
  19. 19. The Blended Learning Teacher • High expectations and commitment to achieving equitable outcomes • Desire to move towards competency-based learning • Values all learners • Teachers for student-driven learning • Math teachers-- driving blended and adaptive learning
  20. 20. Shifting to New Ways of Teaching and Learning • Student learning – Personalized – Competency-based • Teacher PD – Personalized – Competency-based
  21. 21. Questions?
  22. 22. Web Seminar for K12 Leaders 10 Signs That Your #BlendedJourney is on the Right Track Q&A (Please stay tuned following the Q&A session for additional slides with important resources and Web seminar archive access information.) Web Seminar for K12 Leaders Kurt Eisele-Dyrli Web Seminar Editor District Administration Tom Vander Ark CEO Getting Smart Tim Hudson Senior Director of Curriculum Design DreamBox Learning
  23. 23. DreamBox Learning® K-8 Math Available in English & Spanish Intelligent Adaptive Learning Engine • Millions of personalized learning paths • Tailored to a student’s unique needs Motivating Learning Environments • Student Directed, Empowering • Leverages Gaming Protocols Rigorous Mathematics Curriculum • Reporting Aligned to CCSS, Texas TEKS, Virginia SOL, Canada WNCP, & Canada Ontario Curriculum Reports • Standards for Mathematical Practice
  24. 24. DreamBox Lessons & Virtual Manipulatives Intelligently adapt & individualize to: • Students’ own intuitive strategies • Kinds of mistakes • Efficiency of strategy • Scaffolding needed • Response time
  25. 25. Actionable Reporting
  26. 26. FREE Interactive Whiteboard Lessons DreamBox supports small group and whole class instruction. www.dreambox.com/teachertools (Available in English & Spanish)
  27. 27. Seeing is believing! www.dreambox.com/request-a-demo
  28. 28. We value your feedback, compliments, suggestions, and complaints! Let us know how we’re doing: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9J9HHW8
  29. 29. Web Seminar for K12 Leaders About District Administration District Administration is the leader in editorial coverage of the current trends and pressing issues facing leaders of K12 education. Magazine Daily eNewsletterWeb Seminars Online
  30. 30. Web Seminar for K12 Leaders Thank you for joining us! The recorded version of this Web seminar will be available within 48 hours at www.DistrictAdministration.com/WebSeminars Please feel free to recommend it to your associates for viewing ‘on-demand.’ In addition, you will receive an email message shortly after today’s event with instructions for downloading the slide decks. Keep up with our Web seminars on Twitter. Follow @DA_magazine

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