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Balanced instruction and blended learning


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Teaching and learning for today's students. PBL, Personalization, and Flipped Classroom.

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Balanced instruction and blended learning

  1. 1. The 21st century Classroom And yet, it is 2017, and we are almost twenty years in…
  2. 2. Today’s classrooms are… Technology integrated Connected Collaborative Creative Personalized Reflective Focused on problem solving Hands-on Teacher as facilitator Performance focused
  3. 3. Balanced Instruction When a portion – huge continuum from 30% to 70%- of instruction is presented in an online format. Blended learning incorporates face-to-face instruction and online instruction.
  4. 4. Personalized Learning The needs for freedom in choice and personalization of service are fundamental truths many of us value and appreciate. In almost every facet of our day we receive some type of personalization, whether through the food we order, the medicine we receive, or the cars we drive. Every decision that we make is guided by a choice of options that are tailored to a diverse want or need. classroom-really-looks-like-urban-teachers-reboot/
  5. 5. Flipped Classroom The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in- class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.
  6. 6. Students
  7. 7. Teachers ]
  8. 8. Activity… What tools are you using now to provide a Balanced Instruction approach in your classroom? (Include Blended, Flipped, Personalized tools, activities, and strategies)
  9. 9. A significant portion – huge continuum from 30% to 70%- of instruction is presented in an online format. Blended learning can provide powerful tool for personalize learning as it incorporates face-to-face instruction and online instruction.
  10. 10. As cited in the U.S. Department of Education’s “Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies” (Revised September 2010), “Students in online conditions performed modestly better, on average, than those learning the same material through traditional face-to-face instruction” (p. xiv) and, notably, “Instruction combining online and face-to-face elements had a larger advantage relative to purely face-to-face instruction than did purely online instruction” (p. xv).
  11. 11. Strategies and Tools….
  12. 12. Why focus on Balanced Instruction and Blended Learning… Student performance analytics can be used to study and better understand student learning. We can personalize for instructional needs and student choice. Data analytics can also identify students who need early intervention, thus increasing retention and mastery of content. The online tools available in blended courses can also significantly enhance student engagement, ensuring that all students participate in course discussions and benefit from collaborative learning.
  13. 13. When we approach teaching as facilitators as opposed to instructional experts, our students become the experts and we become the guides to student mastery. Blended and Flipped Classrooms, using Google Classroom, can richly enhance learning, retention and mastery.
  14. 14. @TechTerraEd 919-519-9097