Designed to help K-5 teachers develop and carry out a plan for effective instruction in blended environments, this resource identifies key competencies and strategies for development, culminating in a personalized implementation plan. Readers will
- Take an in-depth look at the i NACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework.
- Develop a personalized blueprint for designing and facilitating blended learning in your classrooms.
- Tailor your plan when it comes to maximizing instructional time, personalizing learning, empowering students, pursuing professional learning, and more.
- Explore specific strategies and examples of blended learning in elementary classrooms, and reflect on your own plans.
About the Author
Dr. Jayme Linton is Assistant Professor of Education at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, and program coordinator for the university's graduate program in online teaching and instructional design. Previously, she held positions as Instructional Technology Facilitator, Staff Development Coordinator, Instructional Coach, and elementary teacher. She was recognized by the National School Board Association as one of the "20 to Watch" for 2012-13 and was selected for ISTE's Making IT Happen Award by NCTIES in 2013. Jayme is co-founder of #NCed, a bi-weekly Twitter chat for North Carolina educators, and #edteach, a bi-weekly Twitter chat for pre-service teachers.
Table of Contents
Preface Rationale Organization Possible UsesAcknowledgments Publisher’s AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorINTRODUCTION Defining Blended Learning Why Blended Learning? Definition and Models of Blended Learning Internet Safety in the Elementary ClassroomCHAPTER 1 Blended Learning Teacher Competencies Mindsets Qualities Adaptive Skills Technical SkillsCHAPTER 2 Crafting Your Vision Adapting Blended Models Rethinking the Role of Teachers and Learners Letting Go of Control Redesigning the Learning Space Designing the BlueprintCHAPTER 3 Maximizing Instructional Time Answering the Essential Question About Time Rethinking the School Day Cloning the Teacher Designing the BlueprintCHAPTER 4 Making It Personal Moving From Differentiation to Personalized Learning Designing Personalized Pathways Making Pathways Work Designing the BlueprintCHAPTER 5 Empowering Students Leveraging Formative Assessments Managing Data and Goal-Setting Tapping Into Student Passions Designing the BlueprintCHAPTER 6 Expanding Your Toolbox Designing Collaborative Learning Experiences Leveraging Adaptive Tools for Self-Paced Learning Amplifying Student Voice Designing the BlueprintCHAPTER 7 Professional Learning Collaborating With Colleagues Connecting With Stakeholders Owning Your Professional Learning Designing the BlueprintCHAPTER 8 Getting Started Starting Small Planning for Sustainability Designing the BlueprintAppendices Appendix A: Blueprint for Blended Learning Appendix B: i NACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework Appendix C: Reflecting on the i NACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competencies Appendix D: Recommended Reading Appendix E: Guide for Coaching and Supporting Blended TeachersReferencesIndex