Go Blended!: A Handbook for Blending Technology in Schools

Go Blended!: A Handbook for Blending Technology in Schools

by Liz Arney

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118974209
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/02/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,189,671
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

LIZ ARNEY is the Director of Innovative Learning at Aspire Public Schools, where she is crafting and running blended learning implementations in close coordination with teachers, principals, IT teammates, and data and analysis teammates. Liz holds a master's degree in education from Harvard University and a master's degree in humanities from the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

About the Author xv

About the Contributors xvii

Introduction 1

PART 1 STARTING THE PROCESS: THE FUNDAMENTAL DECISIONS17

1 Identifying the Focus and Piloting 19

2 Determining School Readiness 32

3 Building the Team and Creating Buy-in 47

4 Recognizing and Planning for the Learning Curve 66

PART 2 PLANNING FOR IMPLEMENTATION: STRATEGIC DECISIONS ANDCONSIDERATIONS 77

5 Choosing Your Model and Crafting Your Pilots 79

6 Finding the Right Software and Hardware 85

7 Making Use of Student Data 107

8 Setting Up the Space 127

9 Getting Your Network Up to Speed 134

PART 3 LAUNCHING BLENDED: HELPING TEACHERS AND STUDENTS BESUCCESSFUL 147

10 Training Teachers and Other Leaders 149

11 Teacher Readiness and Classroom Readiness 158

12 Teaching Lessons to Support Blended Learning 170

13 Setting Up Your Classroom and Students for Success 181

14 Making Mistakes and Iterating to Improve the Work 205

Conclusion 215

Appendixes 222

A Blended Learning Analyst Job Description 223

B Blended Learning Teaching Assistant Job Description 227

C Director of Innovative Learning Job Description 230

D Sample Blended Learning Pilot Agreement 234

E Sample Project Plan 237

F Rocketship Curriculum Evaluation Rubric 245

G Teacher Self-Assessment: Blended Learning Readiness 250

H End-of-Year Teacher Survey Questions 252

I Sample Blended Newsletter 1 256

J Sample Blended Newsletter 2 257

K Sample Blended Learning Classroom Floor Plans 259

L Sample Common Core Weekly Schedule for

Grades K–2 Blended Learning Classrooms 261

M Sample Common Core Weekly Schedule for

Grades 3–5 Blended Learning Classrooms 265

N Twenty-One Lesson Plans for Implementing Blended Learning269

Acknowledgments 293

Index 297

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