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The Pedagogy of Being a
Blended Learning Teacher:
Personalize the Learning
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Robin Gonzalez, President, Zia Learning
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Webinar Format
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Introductions
Panel Discussion / Questions
Type your Questions in the chat
At end: Final thoughts ...
Blended Learning
• “a formal education program in which a
student learns at least in part through online
delivery of conte...
Tech-rich = blended
Teaching and Learning
• What the student is
doing and where the
student is.
 What the teacher is

doing and where the
tea...
Webinar Focus
• Blended Learning Teaching
– What is blended learning pedagogy
– How is it different than face-to-face
– Wh...
Today’s Presenters
• Robin Gonzalez, President, Zia
Learning
• Jennifer Kolar-Burden, Coordinator of
Curriculum, Illinois ...
Defining, implementing and measuring successful
Blended learning programs
Teach Thought
The three data points of personalized
learning
How does blended learning support
personalized learning
And what is the teacher’s role?

Facilitate Applied, Authentic, Learning
So why facilitate blended learning?
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Students get/deliver information how
THEY want it:

•Web-based reading, writing,
li...
In an effective blended learning environment:
To implement consistently, we must define and train for a
new teaching paradigm:
Measuring effectiveness
What we’ve seen that works:
• YCCS Charter Schools
• Fully blended
• Adaptive, personalized, digital curriculum
• Focuses ...
Access to support

Choice

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Com

Motivation

Trust
Involv
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Enthu
siasm

Curiosity
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Flexibl

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e Pacin...
What do you need?
Resources/Tools
•Learning Management System (Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn,
Canvas, Wikispaces, EdModo)
•Authoring tool...
Checking Student Progress
• Pace Check
• Checklists
• Blogs
• Forums
• Google forms
• Photos, videos
• Web conferencing
• ...
Checking Your Progress
SWOT Analysis

Blended Learning Myths
1)It's cheaper
2)It can be used to replace teachers
3)Anyone ...
www.frameworkforblendedlearning.com
Other Questions?
• Final Thoughts
Contact Info
• Robin Gonzalez, President, Zia Learning rgonzales@zialearning.com
• Jennifer Kolar-Burden, Coordinator of
C...
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iNACOL Teacher Talk Webinar: Blended Teaching Pedagogy and Personalizing Learning

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The instructional practice of a teacher changes as one becomes more knowledgeable about blended learning tools and strategies. Ultimately, when blended learning becomes integrated into the ongoing culture of a classroom and school in an effective and quality way, then student achievement improves. This webinar focused on the pedagogical changes and ongoing practices of blended learning teachers that facilitate the personalization of student learning.

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iNACOL Teacher Talk Webinar: Blended Teaching Pedagogy and Personalizing Learning

  1. 1. The Pedagogy of Being a Blended Learning Teacher: Personalize the Learning • • Robin Gonzalez, President, Zia Learning Jennifer Kolar-Burden, Coordinator of Curriculum, Illinois Virtual School October 2013
  2. 2. Webinar Format • • • • Introductions Panel Discussion / Questions Type your Questions in the chat At end: Final thoughts from each panel member
  3. 3. Blended Learning • “a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home…” - (Horn and Staker, 2013)
  4. 4. Tech-rich = blended
  5. 5. Teaching and Learning • What the student is doing and where the student is.  What the teacher is doing and where the teacher is.  What and where the content is.
  6. 6. Webinar Focus • Blended Learning Teaching – What is blended learning pedagogy – How is it different than face-to-face – What are best practices in blended teaching – How does blended learning personalize learning for students and how this looks
  7. 7. Today’s Presenters • Robin Gonzalez, President, Zia Learning • Jennifer Kolar-Burden, Coordinator of Curriculum, Illinois Virtual School • Chicago, Ill
  8. 8. Defining, implementing and measuring successful Blended learning programs
  9. 9. Teach Thought
  10. 10. The three data points of personalized learning
  11. 11. How does blended learning support personalized learning
  12. 12. And what is the teacher’s role? Facilitate Applied, Authentic, Learning
  13. 13. So why facilitate blended learning? • Students get/deliver information how THEY want it: •Web-based reading, writing, listening •Images, text, audio, video •Web conferencing and interactive options • • • • Increased engagement Student opinion data drives lesson content Bring in experts, guest speakers, other students Connect to global projects (Online Science Fair, International Energy Challenge, NASA, Live From the Heart)
  14. 14. In an effective blended learning environment:
  15. 15. To implement consistently, we must define and train for a new teaching paradigm:
  16. 16. Measuring effectiveness
  17. 17. What we’ve seen that works: • YCCS Charter Schools • Fully blended • Adaptive, personalized, digital curriculum • Focuses on students with significant learning gaps and credit deficiencies • FLEX Academies • Emphasize facilitator approach • Flexible learning spaces and opportunities • Chicago Public “Get Inspired” Program • Leverages cultural and corporate spaces, coupled with online learning • Provides unique, truly hands-on, applied learning options
  18. 18. Access to support Choice unity m Com Motivation Trust Involv emen Enthu siasm Curiosity t Flexibl s ocu F e Pacin g Clear Expectations Love of Learning
  19. 19. What do you need?
  20. 20. Resources/Tools •Learning Management System (Blackboard, Moodle, Desire2Learn, Canvas, Wikispaces, EdModo) •Authoring tool (Lectora, Articulate, SoftChalk) •Audio (Audacity) •Graphics (Photoshop, Fireworks, Gimp) •Screen Capture (Camtasia, Jing, SnagIt, Screencast-o-matic) •Assessment (GoogleForms, Questionmark, Hot Potatoes) •Repositories (SLE, LOR, OER – OpenCourseWare Consortium, Connexions, Merlot, Wikiversity, Wikibooks, Khan Academy, OER Commons, CreativeCommons, Mathletics, eJourneys, Dropbox) •Webconferencing/virtual classrooms (Blackboard Collaborate, JoinMe, AdobeConnect, GotoMeeting, Skype)
  21. 21. Checking Student Progress • Pace Check • Checklists • Blogs • Forums • Google forms • Photos, videos • Web conferencing • Understanding • Google Form/online quiz tools • Application Sharing • Project sharing
  22. 22. Checking Your Progress SWOT Analysis Blended Learning Myths 1)It's cheaper 2)It can be used to replace teachers 3)Anyone can do it….right away 4)One doctrine of pedagogy is fine for one district/school 5)You can do this by yourself
  23. 23. www.frameworkforblendedlearning.com
  24. 24. Other Questions? • Final Thoughts
  25. 25. Contact Info • Robin Gonzalez, President, Zia Learning rgonzales@zialearning.com • Jennifer Kolar-Burden, Coordinator of Curriculum, Illinois Virtual School jkolarburden@gmail.com

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