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Plenty of buzz exists about blended learning and its transformational potential. But what does blended learning really mean? In this course we will explore the different models of blended learning and dive into key issues that impact students, teachers, and schools. Specifically, we will look at these issues through the lens of three high-performing schools that each use a different type of blended learning. A few of the key topics will include: - The role of the student and how to support students in the transition from traditional to blended learning - Implications for teachers in their day-to-day work and overall role - Impact on the way schools are designed including staffing models, use of time, hardware/software selection, and the use of data - Implementation challenges, potential solutions, and the remaining open questions We will live by the attributes of blended learning in this course, encouraging students to take quizzes at the beginning of the module to assess their understanding and skip material they already know. Overall, we will take a hand-on approach and the course will culminate in participants prototyping their own blended learning model. If you are interested in learning more about how to best leverage technology in education and rethink the way we run schools, join this MOOC and encourage your colleagues to do the same. Become a part of this growing movement and learn first-hand how blended learning can help provide students a more personalized learning experience....
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Approx. 13 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English, Russian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
1 hour to complete

Introduction and Blended Learning Models

An overview, definition, and introduction to several different models of blended learning....
Reading
4 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings
Video4 videos
Definition of Blended Learning 8m
Survey of Blended Learning Models 11m
Assignments Overviewm
Reading3 readings
Course Overview10m
Module 1 Overview10m
Additional Resources10m
Week
2
Clock
1 hour to complete

Creating the Ideal Student Experience

Learn how educators are redesigning schools and the use of time and teachers to create their most ideal blended learning environment. Explore how to help students transition smoothly from traditional education to blended learning....
Reading
7 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings
Video7 videos
Key Elements of the Student Experience13m
Protagonist Schools on Ideal Student Learning Environment7m
Our Protagonists' Student Learning Experience14m
Preparing Students for Blended Learning6m
Stories of Inspiration7m
Non-cognitive Skills6m
Reading2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Additional Resources10m
Week
3
Clock
4 hours to complete

Rethinking the Role of the Teacher

Discover how the role of the teacher is changing in blended learning environments. What parts of the job stay the same and what is different? How does an organization support teachers in making the transition to blended learning?...
Reading
10 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Reconceiving the Role of the Teacher11m
Role of the Teacher at Summit Public Schools8m
Role of the Teacher at KIPP LA10m
Role of the Teacher at Navigator Schools7m
Shifting Teacher Mindsets10m
Helping Teacher Make the Change5m
Moves of the Blended Learning Teacher I8m
Moves of the Blended Learning Teacher II10m
Conclusion and Module Assignmentm
Reading2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Additional Resources10m
Week
4
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1 hour to complete

Redesigning a School

How can we challenge our assumptions about the ways that schools have always been organized and run? How do leaders manage the change as their organizations transition from traditional models to blended learning?...
Reading
8 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings
Video8 videos
The Assumptions We Make4m
Questioning Our Assumptions I14m
Questioning Our Assumptions II12m
Assembling the Team and Getting Started I10m
Assembling the Team and Getting Started II10m
The Blended Learning Budget12m
Conclusion and Module Assignmentm
Reading2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Additional Resources10m

Instructors

About New Teacher Center

New Teacher Center improves student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. NTC partners with states, school districts, and policymakers to design and implement systems that create sustainable, high-quality mentoring and professional development; build leadership capacity; enhance teaching conditions; improve retention; and transform schools into vibrant learning communities....

About Silicon Schools Fund

Silicon Schools Fund: Silicon Schools funds the creation of new schools in the Bay Area that foster innovation and personalization to discover the next generation of schools in America. There are currently 41 schools across the region in the Silicon Schools Fund portfolio....

About Clayton Christensen Institute

Clayton Christensen Institute: The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of society’s most pressing issues around education, healthcare, and economic prosperity....

About Relay Graduate School of Education

Relay Graduate School of Education is a ground-breaking graduate school with an innovative Master's degree program designed specifically to respond to today's urgent demand for effective and successful teachers....

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