How to get started with blended learning: Part 7
Step 7: Putting all the pieces together
The decision to adopt a new teaching approach is both exciting and angst inducing. Blended learning offers a new way to reach students, so it makes sense that districts want to harness it's potential. As school districts explore the possibilities of blended learning they are also faced with challanges and obstacles that must be acknowledged and planned for. If you are thinking about how to get started with blended learning, this 7 part blog series will explore the steps you should consider as you adopt this new methodology.
It's helpful to read these posts in order, so before continuing:
Everyone benefits from having a plan when implementing a new program. If you've read all previous 6 posts in this series (and good on ya by the way!) then you've got the steps to begin implementation of a blended learning model at your school and/or district.
To recap, those steps are:
- Recognize what you know/what you don't know
- Define a baseline
- Provide next level Professional Development
- Selecting the proper technology (in this case, an LMS)
- Collect, store, analyze and share learning data
- Evaluate your progress to optimize and improve your approach
When teachers and administrators and provided the right resources, blended learning can happen in an organic way where everybody wins.
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We are intent on offering solutions that track the entire learning experience where administrators can assess the impact of learning activities as they relate to outcomes.
Our suite of products works together to compliment all aspects of the teaching and learning paradigm.
When each piece of the "puzzle" is put together the picture becomes complete.