4 tips for implementing blended learning

Helpful ideas you should consider when adopting a blended learning model

There are many different approaches and paths to take when beginning to implement a blended learning environment in your school or district. Here are four things you can do in order to set yourself up for a smooth and streamlined transition. 

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Teacher self-assessment for blended learning

posted by MVLRI, on February 10, 2016 at http://mvlri.org/Blog/ID/109/Teacher-self-assessment-for-blended-learning
Guest Authors,  Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute and Dr. Wendy Oliver

Academic research in the field of effective practices specific to blended and online learning in K-12 classrooms is still “young,” so the lack of data to define those practices and build the resources to prepare teachers to excel when teaching in blended and online environments is not surprising. However, as the pedagogy emerges and the rate of adoption continues to grow, educators and administrators need direction in incorporating best practices of blended and online learning in K-12 environments. With the idea of furthering the field in mind, I developed two frameworks to identify standards and essential components of both blended and online instruction. Continued exposure in the field has led to specific focus on the needs of instructors trying to implement blended instruction, as their barriers seem to be undeveloped or lacking resources for growth.

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Create a School Environment that Embraces Blended Learning

The integration of technology in our day to day lives can be found in almost all sectors of society.  Education is no different.  Technology has the ability to help educators disrupt learning in ways that were almost unheard of in the past.  This was evident when online learning appeared on the scene and created a new pathway to learning.  And as the technology continued to evolve so did the delivery models for learning.  Instead of students doing all their learning online at a distance or in a traditional classroom, teachers began creating blended learning opportunities in their classrooms.

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