Full course description
What you'll learn:
- Various strategies for Blended Learning by engaging with colleagues.
- How to use Flipgrid as a tool to share ideas with peers.
- How to expand, improve, or adapt prior or planned strategies with Blended Learning techniques
After completing the Blended Learning Studio microcredit course, you will be able to:
- Experience real Blended Learning ideas and strategies from other classrooms and contexts.
- Determine the challenges of Blended Learning in settings other than your own.
- Apply new insights and pathways to refine Blended Learning Experiences for future or adapted use.
- Evaluate peer's projects looking for strengths and points of improvement.
What you'll do:
- Watch 10 minutes of video content and explore curated resources.
- Upload one Blended Learning Experience strategy, idea, lesson, or project.
- Provide feedback to peers on their Blended Learning projects and plans.
Who this course is designed for:
All educators—administrators, educational developers, early education through high school classroom teachers, informal educators, and education job seekers or career changers toward the field of education. Those that want to seek new ways to make their content more flexible, personal, and enhance interaction and integration with their students.
What you'll receive:
Upon fulfilling course requirements, participants will receive a certificate indicating 5 recertification hours from Arizona State University.
Meet the instructors
Dr. Annie Hale - Director, Research and Development Pathfinder Center, Biodesign Institute. Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation. Faculty Associate, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
Dr. Hale's work combines the fields of science and technology studies, sustainability, and design from a human-centered approach. Her research interests focus on the question: How do people construct and understand the world around them, and, in turn, how do those constructs change the way people engage with their world? She directs a variety of educational programs that target sustainability and 21st-century learning that aim to inspire, engage, and empower a variety of publics, from educators to community leaders, through elegantly-designed experiences. Dr. Hale is a learning design expert weaving in best pedological practices for online, hybrid, flipped, and face-to-face learning experiences. With a background in design. Dr. Hale creates experiences that are simple, smart, and well-conceived.
Dr. Leanna Archambault - Associate Professor, Learning Design and Technology, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Program Coordinator, Learning Design and Technology M.Ed.
Dr. Leanna Archambault is an Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology within the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Her research areas include teacher preparation for K-12 online and blended classrooms, the use of innovative technologies to improve learning outcomes, and sustainability literacy for preservice and inservice teachers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is blended learning?
Blended learning is the strategic combination of online and in-person instruction. Sometimes it is called a hybrid or flipped learning model. During this learning session we study the foundations of blended learning. Learners will explore the rationale behind blended learning and ask the question, "why blend?". We will unpack how we can make learning more about the student's individual needs, wants, interests, and goals. Discuss how data practices and blended learning courses improve the mastery of content.
Will you provide detailed resources for continued exploration and examples?
Yes. We include access to the ultimate blended learning resource, "K-12 Blended Teaching: A Guide to Personalized Learning and Online Integration," co-authored by one of our instructors, Dr. Archambault. This book is complete with detailed learning system management examples, video documentation of blended learning in the classroom, and everything needed for a comprehensive understanding of blended learning you can explore during the course or afterward as your journey begins.
Is this an introductory class?
No, this Studio space is for those educators who already have working ideas they wish to flesh out, or previously used and tested lessons, activities, or projects they wish to refine and improve. Each educator will get to ask questions from their peers and answer other's questions too! The course uses an easy technology platform called Flipgrid as a way to get you set up and on your way to making connections and gaining insights that will enrich your Blended Learning journey.