Blended Learning
Environment (BLE)
    US History:
Learning Differently
   20 September 2010
“Other than the fact that
we only meet two days a
week, we seem to learn
differently…”
What Makes BLE
    US History Different?

• Thematic and Comparative
• Seamless, Connected Classroom
• Variety of Texts
How Is Online Space Used?
• Providing background information
• Beginning conversations
• Sharing work
• Checking for under...
How Is Classroom Time Used?
• Clarifying material and addressing
     misunderstandings
• Continuing discussion
• Applying...
What Does BLE Make Possible?
 Digging deeper into
                             Time to analyze
 the why, instead of
      ...
Don’t be afraid of it. It’s okay to stray
    from the accepted standard of
 always having class in class. We still
have c...
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Learning Differently: US History BLE

  1. 1. Blended Learning Environment (BLE) US History: Learning Differently 20 September 2010
  2. 2. “Other than the fact that we only meet two days a week, we seem to learn differently…”
  3. 3. What Makes BLE US History Different? • Thematic and Comparative • Seamless, Connected Classroom • Variety of Texts
  4. 4. How Is Online Space Used? • Providing background information • Beginning conversations • Sharing work • Checking for understanding
  5. 5. How Is Classroom Time Used? • Clarifying material and addressing misunderstandings • Continuing discussion • Applying prior knowledge/skills to analysis of new sources • Presenting independent work
  6. 6. What Does BLE Make Possible? Digging deeper into Time to analyze the why, instead of and reflect just focusing on facts Opportunity to learn Choice of what outside the required and how to curriculum present
  7. 7. 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.

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