SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT A BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM WITH THIS STEP–BY–STEP GUIDE
The Blended Workbook is the practical companion to Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. Through real–world implementation exercises it will help you get the most out of the text. From understanding the basics of blended learning to fine–tuning your current program, this workbook gives you hands–on practice that will expand your knowledge base and help you develop a plan for your own classroom or school to create a student–centered education design that personalizes for all students.
Key points drawn from over 50 case studies illustrate what works, what doesn′t, and how to build a successful blended–learning program. This workbook′s organizational structure allows you to jump in at any point to access field–tested exercises that will deepen your understanding of the design process.
PRAISE FOR THE blended WORKBOOK
"Blended learning is the rocket fuel for innovation in education. Through this practical guide, Horn and Staker step readers through powerful examples and probing questions which unlock the promise of using technology to transform learning." Richard Culatta, chief executive officer, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
"Blended is a guiding light for the teachers and leaders we support, but implementation is tough and the road is long, so practical workbooks like this are essential tools for ongoing efforts to personalize learning in schools." Shawn Rubin, chief executive officer, Highlander Institute
"The Blended Workbook offers rigorous opportunities to dive deep into understanding the components of blended learning and the steps for effective implementation." Dr. Lisa Garcia, superintendent, Point Isabel ISD, Port Isabel, Texas
About the Authors ix
Part 1 Understanding the Basics and Getting Ready
Module 1.1 The Basics of Blended Learning 5
Module 1.2 Disruptive Innovation and Blended Learning 33
Module 1.3 Interest and Readiness Survey 43
Part 2 Developing Your Plan
Module 2.1 Rallying Cry 59
Module 2.2 Organize to Innovate 91
Module 2.3 Motivate the Students 113
Module 2.4 Elevate Teaching 145
Module 2.5 Physical and Virtual Environment 171
Module 2.6 Choose the Model 201
Module 2.7 Culture 213
Module 2.8 Budget 233
Module 2.9 Discovery–Driven Planning 255
Module 2.10 Implementation Plan 275
Part 3 Polishing Your Plan
Module 3.1 Finishing Touches and Next Steps 289
MICHAEL B. HORN is a cofounder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute (CCI) and the former executive director of its education program. Currently, Michael serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions.
HEATHER STAKER is the founder and president of Ready to Blend, a training and consulting firm focused on blended learning. Staker is also an adjunct fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute.
Horn and Staker coauthored Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.