Connected Classrooms: Blended Learning
Fall 2020. Your Classroom. What does it look like?
Prepare for any return-to-school option by developing the foundations of a blended classroom. Explore tools, connect with local educators in similar content areas/grade levels, and design learning in a way that engages students and moves toward student-centered learning. Earn 20 SCECHs while setting up your students, your classroom and yourself for success in the 2020-21 school year.
Educators will learn and collaborate in a blended professional development setting utilizing Google Classroom. Each week, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on current practices, explore intentional technology integration, and create a “Blended Learning Connected Classroom Playbook” to utilize no matter what September brings. Educators will be able to do a majority of the learning at their own pace, though there will be ‘group connects’ throughout the course (with multiple time options to allow for participation).
June 22 Introduction to Blended Learning (two hours)
June 29 Learning Models, Explore Examples of Blended Learning Classrooms (three hours)
July 6 Explore Themes of Student-Centered Learning and Tools for Implementation (two hours)
July 13 How do you Identify the Most Essential Aspects for Student Learning? (three hours)
July 20 How do you Ensure that You’re Being Mindful and Using Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices? (two hours)
July 27 Explore Content Creation and Demonstration of Learning Tools (three hours)
August 3 Explore Methods for Measuring Student Engagement and Tools to Collect and Provide Student and Teacher Feedback (two hours)
August 10 Review and Reflect the Connected Classroom Playbook and Discuss Next Steps (three hours)
Erin Luckhardt - Teal Spark Consulting, Educational Consultant
Erin is an educator who spent 10 years teaching secondary social studies in addition to serving as a technology integration specialist. Following that, she became a Professional Learning Coach and worked with educators across the state of Michigan focusing on the intentional use of technology, effective coaching alongside educators, and blended and personalized learning. She then worked within a Community Health Department to bridge the gap between education and health in school-based settings. Erin has master’s degrees in educational leadership and educational technology, and she enjoys continuing to learn and grow. She is passionate about designing and facilitating learning for adults in a way that is engaging, meaningful, and relevant.
SCECHs available, pending approval.