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The Blended Workbook. Learning to Design the Schools of our Future

  • ID: 4340592
  • Book
  • September 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 360 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.


"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

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Acknowledgments vi

About the Authors ix

Introduction 1

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

Index 325

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Michael B. Horn
Heather Staker
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