Blended Learning Resources for Teachers

Blended Learning Resources for Teachers
  • A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School, by Nicholas Donohue (2014)After two years of blended learning, a low-performing high school became one of the country’s best. Read about how they shifted the learning, teaching, and culture.
  • Virtual Schooling: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Headed? by Andrew Miller (2013)Miller discusses the current state of blended learning in schools and challenges to implementation that remains.
  • Sal Khan Maps Out Blended Learning (2012)In this video, Sal Khan discusses blended learning and how virtual learning can increase opportunities for open-ended and creative learning experiences in the physical classroom.
  • Want to know more about the flipped-classroom model, a popular form of blended learning where traditional lecture and homework elements are reversed? Access additional resources on Edutopia’s Flipped Classroom page; the “Flipped-Learning Toolkit” is a good place to start.

Getting Started With Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning in the Mix: The Proactive Teacher, by Megan Kinsey (2014)Teachers in blended learning programs should take the opportunity to learn and lead — your ideas and observations are worth hearing and acting upon.
  • 4 Tips for Getting to Know the Blended Instructional Model, by Victor Small, Jr. (2014)Small, Jr. offers four practical tips for getting comfortable with blended learning: don’t assume every kid is a tech wiz, be wary of online textbooks, use PowerPoint sparingly, and encourage student-to-student communication.
  • Blended Learning: Behind the Scenes, by Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2012)Middle school teacher Wolpert-Gawron discusses what it takes to become a blended-learning teacher.
  • Blended Learning: Combining Face-to-Face and Online Education, by Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2011)Wolpert-Gawron discusses the necessity of protecting face-to-face (F2F) and real-time teacher interaction while conducting online programs and presents five necessary components for creating blended-learning models.
  • Blended Learning: We Are All New Teachers, by Lisa Michelle Dabbs (2012)Dabbs discusses a variety of resources available to teachers just getting started with blended learning.

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