This orientation is not intended to… Contain everything you need to know to build a fully blended course. Make you an expert in blended learning. Be the end of your professional development on building your blended learning online course.
Instead this orientation will familiarize you… First, with the blended learning initiative for MNPS high schools. Second, as a teacher with the Blackboard® environment. Finally, with the basics of how to design and build your own online course.
This orientation consists of three modules. Module 1: Technology Overview Module 2: Attributes of Successful Online Students Module 3: Resources for Success
Module 1: Technology Overview Gain familiarity with the online system that will be used in all MNPS high schools to deliver blended instruction, Blackboard Learn®. Develop a common foundational understanding of useful technology tools. Bring your hardware into compliance for accessing online content in the Blackboard Learn® system.
Module 2: Attributes of Successful Online Students Consider the responsibilities, skills, and strengths possessed by successful online students. Share personal reflections through an interactive online discussion board. Independently explore additional online resources.
Module 3: Resources for Success Explore the features and functionality of an active course in Blackboard Learn® from the student’s and teacher’s perspective. Become familiar with the steps for building content, discussions, and assessments in the Blackboard Learn® system.
Next,Scroll down…To view the blended learningdirective from AssociateSuperintended of MNPS HighSchools, Jay Steele. Proceed to: Blended Learning in MNPS High Schools